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Jenkin Crag

Ambleside, England
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Fabulous view

Parking at Waterhead, this was a fabulous walk with lovely views of Lake Windermere and taking in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warwickshire, UK
Lovely View of Lake Windermere

We took the path from Waterhead up to Jenkins Crag, it's quite steep at first but levels off. Being... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank MarkandKaren1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ColinFD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Walk out of Ambleside down to Waterhead and then take the footpath up onto the fell. follow it round to Jenkin Crag for great views over Windermere. Continue along the path and come down from the fell at Brockhole where there is a cafe and...More

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Jenkin Crag or Jenkin's Crag a long time familiar rocky outcrop and good viewpoint over Windermere Lake towards Wrey and Latterbarrow. Living in Ambleside, I'm always coming up here by the old Roman Track from Lowfold or by the footpath from Waterhead, up the lower...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Walked from Troutbeck up to Wansfell Pike and down to Ambleside and back to Troutbeck via Jenkin Crag. Fairly easy to follow and depending on your experience and fitness not over demanding. Good choice of refreshment stops in Ambleside and some wonderful views of Windermere...More

Thank lgd23
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is an easy walk for a resonably fit person with a rewarding viewpoint. It is often visited by those going on to Wansfell or Troutbeck

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 21 September 2016

A bit of a walk from any direction, but well worth it. The views are superb and you're likely to get several minutes of quiet reflection before someone else discovers the view point.

Thank KatieR1955
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Jess J
How long would it take to do?
10 March 2017|
Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
There and back, probably an hour, you're never out of the trees.
Where do you start the walk from Ambleside
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.