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Jenkin Crag

Ambleside, England
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Ambleside
Type: Lookouts, Cultural
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Type: Lookouts, Cultural
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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Short walk up to Jenkins Crag. Great views , peace and quiet not too challenging but can be combined with Stockghyll Waterfalls and Sweden Bridge. Leave the car in the Car Park and enjoy a stroll that's good for the soul.

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Cheshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is one walk to do on a clear day as the views of Windermere from Jenkins Cragg are breathtaking. You need stout walking boots and a picnic and what could be more perfect than enjoying the beauty of the Lakes. Troutbeck is delightful and there are great views from beginning to end.

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Culcheth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a well known place to sit and watch the view and take photos, even a total incompetent like me can get a scenic picture. Not too difficult to get to for most people but watch out in bad weather/winter as it's very sloppy and the drop is enough to get your attention!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Jenkins crag is reached by an upward walk from Ambleside through a wood which can be very muddy after wet weather but a great view is always there during the walk & at Jenkins crag across Windermere. From Ambleside, this can be part of a really nice walk into Troutbeck & back with great views all the way.

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Bedfordshire
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151 reviews 151 reviews
33 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Try and fit this in to your Ambleside itinerary, the walk up through the woods is lovely and the views from Jenkin Crag are well worth the effort

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were staying in a B and B just in front of the signposted start for the walk. Took a gentle morning walk up there, a Sunday morning, and saw quite a few other walkers. The walk through the woods was nice, with intermittent views down to lake Windermere. When we arrived at jenkin crag we were amazed by the... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The views are wonderful over Windermere from a natural rock slab. Would recommend visiting on your way back to Ambleside from Troutbeck after descending Wansfell Pike.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We decided to take a walk after breakfast and wanted to include ‘Jenkin Crag’. This walk starts opposite the Hayes Garden Centre between Ambleside town and the Lake. It’s a good path/track that climbs up above the rooftops and into a wooded area. ‘Jenkin Crag’ is clearly sign-posted and the views from the top are brilliant (make sure you take... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Amazing view of the lake and hills beyond, takes your breath away...can't say anything more. A good end to the 10 miles we walkled from Kentmere to Ambleside.

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Wirral
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There are so many brilliant views in the Lake District but this one is truly breathtaking. Walking through Skelghyll Woods, which are really pleasant you suddenly see the sign for Jenkin Crag and it is a well trodden path that leads to an amazing and totally breathtaking view

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