3 - 5 hours
Terrain: Good paths and bridleways throughout.
Summary: For those staying in Troutbeck or Ambleside this gorgeous hill should be top of your list. What it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty. But don’t take my word for it, experience Wansfell Pike for yourself.
We follow good footpaths, but occasionally add to the sense of adventure by straying ‘off path’ to escape the crowds, thus enjoying the tranquility of the mountain and affording ourselves the finest of views. Summit views include: Red Screes; Fairfield; and part of the Kentmere horseshoe to name just a few.
Our low-level return route options are equally rewarding and indulge us regularly with views of splendour over Windermere.
We recommend starting this walk in Troutbeck as the ascent is more gentle from that side. It's then possible to have Ambleside as a half way point and pop into a tea room for refreshments! Wherever we start from, this is a great day out.