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Jenkin Crag

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Address: Ambleside, England

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Fantastic View over the lake and a good anchor point to abseil down . great couple of hours. Nice steady walk up to the Cragg on proper paths and roads . Also sets you on your way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic View over the lake and a good anchor point to abseil down . great couple of hours. Nice steady walk up to the Cragg on proper paths and roads . Also sets you on your way to the fells

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Living a relatively short distance away from Jenkin Crag we are able to walk up on a somewhat regular basis. It's a bit of a steep climb from the Ambleside direction but so well worth it for the stunning view over Windermere.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Passing by the crag, on our walk back to Ambleside, we stopped for the view - very nice and worth the stop, but not one of the greatest in the Lake District.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I found this walk only as I wanted something to fill time while I was working without taking too long. Took the long way up as I went down the wrong path a few times but it was a great view from the top and I didn't see anyone in the woods as the weather wasn't great. Not too hard... More 

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Broughty Ferry Dundee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Please read my comments in relation to the gallery which I initially confused with the Gallery which we did not visit

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We wanted to go have a look based on recommendation from the National Trust and this spot does not disappoint. It is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous view of the lake and the valley down below. you can hike there or drive (car park free for National trust member). there are also loads of hiking trails.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It is a lovely stroll from Ambleside but the views from the Jenkins crag are very nice. Well worth it.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

a climb up to it but worth it for the view, them you can continue to walk across the top of the hills lovely

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Picked this walk up from the Guardian as a top ten walk to do. Yes its a lovely walk of about 5.8 miles in but not a stroll through the park. leaving Ambleside at around 13:30 my family and me made our way anti clockwise along lake rd making our way up a long slow climb towards Jenkins Cragg and... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Staying at lakes house you can walk up at the side of the house via a lane. This was a pleasant uphill walk approximately one mile up. A bit stoney in the first instance then got better. When you finally arrive at the top the views were stunning of lake Winderemere. The downhill takes about 20-30 minutes. Well worth it... More 

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