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Jenkin Crag

Ambleside, England
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Ambleside
Type: Lookouts
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Easy to walk for a view over Windermere Lake. If you are not a hill walker then this is for you. There is a well marked clear path from the village of Ambleside

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Jenkin Crag + Troutbeck loop is a classical walk from Ambleside, for you gain access to the Lake Windermere views, as well as nice walking through the hills. Do not hesitate, take the road !

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well worth looking this up on the map and taking a walk, there are several ways of reaching it some easier than others!

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A lovely day and a terrific walk, you will see all the animal life such as sheep and cows and many lovely hills.

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Take a short, fairly steep walk from Ambleside and you will find yourself at Jenkins Crag. A superb view over Windermere, the Langdale Pikes & Coniston Old Man beyond (on a clear day!). The climb will soon be forgotten! Be aware that the edge is not fenced off, and it's a steep drop...keep kids & dogs under close control!!

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Good view down the the lake, excellent for photographs and picnics. Careful of the edge if you have dogs off the lead.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
79 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

There a a few different routes to this viewing point which overlooks Windermere. From the National Trust car park at Stagshaw Garden it is about a 20 minute uphill walk. Whilst walking there you can admire some specialty trees including the tallest one in Cumbria. If you walk on beyond the Crag you can go up Wansfell which is an... More

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