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Brilliant walk up to Jenkins crag, brilliant views, pleasant walk up hill. Take water with you ,you... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Nice views of Lake Windermere

Jenkin Crag is on a lovely walk between Ambleside and Troutbeck and is highly recommended. The... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 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.

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Reviewed 20 July 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

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 30 May 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

1  Thank SarahT3267
Reviewed 4 January 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

1  Thank squeakersmurf3
Reviewed 15 November 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

1  Thank Isobel S
Reviewed 17 October 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

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 16 October 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.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A short steep walk out of Ambleside with some good views across Windermere when you get there. The signs can be a bit confusing and it is easy to wander off the main track and get into the paths in the woods. Best done as...More

Thank A_Hotel_Visitor
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I did this as part of a circular walk from Ambleside (going via Wansfell Pike) and whilst Jenkin Crag is ok, it is not as high (so doesn't give many good views). I'd suggest exerting yourseld and going to Wansell Pike.

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