Excursion A: Lakeland Walk
Experience the real Lake District on a guided walk through spectacular scenery.
Walk from the town of Ambleside up the slopes of Wansfell Pike (482m). The climb is quite steep but the effort of getting to the top is well rewarded with fantastic views over Windermere, England's largest lake, and up into the rocky mountains of the central Lake District.
Ambleside and Langdale Pikes from Wansfell Pike
The walk then continues down the other side into the delightful 17th century village of Troutbeck. A packed Lunches will be provided. Refreshments may be purchased in a traditional Lake District pub, The Mortal Man. After lunch we will make our way back to Ambleside via a lower path with more breathtaking views out over Windermere and the surrounding countryside.
Windermere from the summit of Wansfell Pike
On our return to Ambleside there will be time to explore the town and find out more about its history or buy souvenirs to take home.
Equipment required: stout walking shoes or boots, waterproof jacket, drinks and snacks.
Distance: 10 km/ 6 miles long with some fairly steep ground. It may be muddy or wet underfoot.
Walk difficulty: moderate
Time: approx. 4 – 5 hours including lunch
Route: online map
Wansfell and Troutbeck village from the east.