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Jenkin Crag

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Not for the faint hearted

Last time I was in Ambleside we got told about this route but we never managed to get round to it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Isobel S
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
Nice walking route

We walked here from where we were staying in Waterhead as it's part of a nice circular route that... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Laura M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“wansfell pike” (20 reviews)
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“easy walk” (10 reviews)
Ambleside, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time I was in Ambleside we got told about this route but we never managed to get round to it, last weekend I took mum to Ambleside and mentioned it to her, not knowing how tiring it actually was. I said to her that...More

1  Thank Isobel S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We walked here from where we were staying in Waterhead as it's part of a nice circular route that heads up to Wansfell Pike, which is definitely worth doing! Jenkin Crag offers a nice view of Lake Windermere! Bring good footwear are the path can...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stunning views over the lake and to the hills in the distance. Not suitable for people with mobility issues, lots of tree roots and rocks.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A short steep walk out of Ambleside with some good views across Windermere when you get there. The signs can be a bit confusing and it is easy to wander off the main track and get into the paths in the woods. Best done as...More

Thank A_Hotel_Visitor
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I did this as part of a circular walk from Ambleside (going via Wansfell Pike) and whilst Jenkin Crag is ok, it is not as high (so doesn't give many good views). I'd suggest exerting yourseld and going to Wansell Pike.

Thank KIM341
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Parking at Waterhead, this was a fabulous walk with lovely views of Lake Windermere and taking in some of the 'tall trees'. Not a difficult walk so pretty accessible to most people.

Thank michellep459
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We took the path from Waterhead up to Jenkins Crag, it's quite steep at first but levels off. Being first time walkers we chose something easy and the walk up was not too bad. Initially due to looking at the path and not wanting to...More

2  Thank MarkandKaren1
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We stop to take in the views at Jenkins Crag on our walk from Ambleside to Troutbeck. The views are truly spectacular, taking in much of Lake Windermere from high above, this is well worth the walk. You can take the steps up from the...More

1  Thank ColinFD
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I happened upon Jenkin Crag during a visit to Stagshaw Gardens. The map at the entrance showed a path heading up to Jenkin Crag and I decided to give it a try. The walk wasn't far, and although a little steep, it wasn't unmanageable. The...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A short wander up from Waterhead takes you away from the crowds to get a better view of Windermere and the surrounding fells. This is a simple walk for all ages and it might just start giving you the taste to go a little bit...More

Thank Kapowell17
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Jess J
10 March 2017|
Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
There and back, probably an hour, you're never out of the trees.
26 November 2016|
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Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
Just below Ambleside (south) Lowfold Car Park, there are some free spaces at the back, there is a signpost off Old Lake Rd for Wansfell, Jenkin's Crag.