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Good views but signs can be confusing

A short steep walk out of Ambleside with some good views across Windermere when you get there. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Not as good as Wansfell Pike

I did this as part of a circular walk from Ambleside (going via Wansfell Pike) and whilst Jenkin... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  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

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
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
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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.