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.
A new adventure playground has opened at Brockhole-on-Windermere (Feb-18). There’s plenty of things to see, do and enjoy here, including a nice cafe and lakeshore.
Wansfell Pike is a Wainwright fell, offering stunning panoramic views. It stands at 482 metres (1581 feet), just outside of Ambleside in the southern Lake District. It is a big fell for little legs, and a continuous steep climb. This route is an out and back, totalling 3 miles. We’d recommend this walk for older, more capable children walkers or those with young babies that are being carried.
Loughrigg Fell is a great little family Wainwright to climb. Easy to navigate from White Moss or the A591 layby.
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