Sunday 17 January 2021
A guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than five people plus your guide to climb Wansfell Pike. This lovely little hill near to Ambleside makes a perfect winter walk! On a clear day, stunning views can be enjoyed over Lake Windermere.
From Ambleside town centre, we take a woodland path and then a track that leads around the hillside with lovey views over the lake. After passing through the village of Troutbeck, we'll gradually start ascending up a farm track that eventually leads onto the open fell.
The true summit of Wansfell Pike, standing at 487 metres above sea level is rarely visited, and yet on a clear day there are wonderful views from here of the surrounding mountains. A little further along a broad grassy ridge we'll find the popular summit that most people visit, standing at 482 metres. After stopping here to admire fine views down Lake Windermere, we'll then take the steep descent path back down into Ambleside.
The walk is about 7 1/2 miles/12km with approx 680 metres of ascent. The paths are uneven, and rocky in a few places, and are likely to be wet and boggy in other places if there has been much rainfall. The descent path is steep with uneven stone steps. We'll aim to finish by mid-afternoon.
The price is £35 per person. Please book and pay below. You are booking with Cath Lee who will guide the walk on the day.
We meet at about 9:30am to be ready to set off at 9:45am. The meeting place is next to the public toilets in the Rydal Road car park in Ambleside. Post code LA22 9AY. The car park is a pay & display and costs £7 per day. There is also a charge for the toilets.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the small town of Ambleside has a good choice of hotels, B&Bs, self catering accommodation, and a YHA hostel.