This is a lovely 2.5 mile walk from Troutbeck, in the South Lakes up to Wansfell Pike (a Wainwright fell), above Ambleside and with wide ranging views across Helvellyn, Coniston Old Man, Red Screes, Garburn Pass, Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere and Morecambe Bay. It can easily be extended to include Baystones (another Wainwright) which adds another 1 – 1.5 miles onto the walk.
We're an active family, with a 4 and 6 year old, from Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District. This page follows some of our adventures into the fells, pubs and local areas
A lovely little hidden gem, Shap Abbey is a beautiful place to explore.
Today’s walk was short and steep, up to the top of Red Screes, at the top of the Kirkstone Pass above Ambleside. 1.5 miles in total. Splendid views spanning as […]
Penny Rock Beach, on the shores of Grasmere, is one of our regular family outings. You can combine it with a walk from White Moss, Rydal Caves or up Loughrigg […]
Buckstones Jump near Rydal has been on our list for a long time, and finally we made it there today! What an awesome little spot! It’s a short walk up from Rydal and offers a great little beach area, with stones on one side and grass on the other. There’s waterfalls and pools to swim or paddle in and plenty of rocks to climb and explore.
Allan Bank in Grasmere ranks highly on our list of favourite National Trust spots, it’s only drawback being the lack of car parking. So for this one, park anywhere in […]
We found ourselves in Barrow-in-Furness, to the south of the Lake District, on a beautiful sunny afternoon. We’d heard about Furness Abbey, but never visited. What an amazing hidden gem! The place is amazing! Huge ruins of the old abbey. The children absolutely loved clambering over and through it. They played games and we stayed for several hours, with our picnic.
Today’s walk took us to Reston Scar, which is just above Staveley village. It’s a beautiful 2 mile circular loop walk, taking in Black Crag and Reston Scar. With views out over Ings, Staveley and the mountains beyond. It finishes in Staveley village playground and / or the Eagle & Child pub!