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Wansfell Pike & Wansfell from Ambleside
Introduction to Walk 1023

Photo from the walk - Wansfell Pike & Wansfell from Ambleside

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Time - 5 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This is an excellent Lake District walk from the busy town of Ambleside. The route makes a direct ascent to the top of Wansfell Pike and continues along the ridge to the highest point of Wansfell. The return is via Troutbeck and Skelghyll Wood. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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