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Had a fantastic walk up to Jenkin Crag through Skelghyll Woods and back through Stagshaw gardens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy C
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We walked from Troutbeck to Ambleside and discovered this along the way. Some may miss it whilst... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2019
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic walk up to Jenkin Crag through Skelghyll Woods and back through Stagshaw gardens, the scenery was lush and the veiws from the top were well worth the effort. Went first thing and didn't see a soul, so peaceful, beautiful place. 😊

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Wendy C
Reviewed March 25, 2019

We walked from Troutbeck to Ambleside and discovered this along the way. Some may miss it whilst walking along, but worth a visit whilst walking through the Skelghyll woods

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LydiaCarlisle
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Brilliant walk up to Jenkins crag, brilliant views, pleasant walk up hill. Take water with you ,you can then take the path to trout beck if you are feeling energetic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bigbum0204
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Jenkin Crag is on a lovely walk between Ambleside and Troutbeck and is highly recommended. The trees are now very mature and the views are not as great as they must have been in Edwardian times, but it's nice to be within a deciduous wood...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Fantistic views!! Great panorama of the lake and surrounding fells. Views of the lake curving away around the horizon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wiseowl33
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Walking from Troutbeck to Ambleside we stopped to look at Jenkin Crag which gave us a view of some of Windermere and a welcome break. We heard the woodland birds and even a cuckoo of which there seemed to be plenty in the Lake District...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Most of the walk we did took place on bridle paths, quite a bit of which were slate pieces underfoot. As the weather was typical for “The Lakes” ie heavy rain, the paths were like streams, so apart from the odd muddy patch, we were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank squeakersmurf3
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Last time I was in Ambleside we got told about this route but we never managed to get round to it, last weekend I took mum to Ambleside and mentioned it to her, not knowing how tiring it actually was. I said to her that...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank isobels664
Reviewed October 17, 2017

We walked here from where we were staying in Waterhead as it's part of a nice circular route that heads up to Wansfell Pike, which is definitely worth doing! Jenkin Crag offers a nice view of Lake Windermere! Bring good footwear are the path can...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Laura18M
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Stunning views over the lake and to the hills in the distance. Not suitable for people with mobility issues, lots of tree roots and rocks.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Jess J
March 9, 2017|
Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
There and back, probably an hour, you're never out of the trees.
November 25, 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.