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Jenkin Crag

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Address: Ambleside, England

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A romantic spot

We first discovered this spot 3 years ago on our first visit to the Lakes and we keep coming back. It offers a beautiful view over Lake Windermere and the surrounding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We first discovered this spot 3 years ago on our first visit to the Lakes and we keep coming back. It offers a beautiful view over Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside, and is just a short walk through Skelghyll Wood before you find it. If you continue up through Skelghyll Wood you can meander through country lanes, past the... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I ride a mountain bike and really enjoy riding a route that finishes of dropping down the Jenkin Crag's rocks ... Always take a few minutes at the top to take in the great views and chat with a few of the walkers ... Although beware the rocks are slippy when wet as just last week I had a slip... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Found this little walk after reading about it on my breakfast menu. It actually starts right next to The Lake House hotel were we say ed. Not far to some fantastic views over lake Windermere. Well worth a look at.

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Settle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Do the walk from Ambleside to Bowness, going via the wood on route to Troutbeck and you will pass by Jenkin Crag, where a wonderful view over Windermere is your reward. A great place to stop for a picnic lunch.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

requiring reasonable fitness and/or a stout walking stick. Great views from the crag, quiet and beautiful amongst the trees. You need to have walking shoes, sunglasses and a raincoat in the Lake District even in summer, so go prepared and you will love it.

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Thank Irwi
York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This was a leisurely walk up from Ambleside through some picturesque woodland. It is a fairly gentle walk and took less than 30 minutes from the centre of Ambleside. You can continue round and keep going all the way to the summit at Wansfell pike if you wish. The view from the Crag are well worth the short walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you are visiting Ambleside and want a good view of Windermere then head for Jenkin Crag. The path starts opposite the very large garden centre. It climbs steadily uphill - the path is largely good (although a bit stony in places). If you simply want to do a return trip to the viewpoint, then most people could do it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Jenkins Crag is a relatively easy way to get a heart view over Windermere. The climb, while a bit steep isn't long and the view is well worth the effort. This can be just a quick up and down or included in a walk up or from Wansfell Pike. The views from the Pike are much better, but very much... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is an up and down walk with plenty to see great photography. Away from it all nice and peaceful. Cannot go wrong with choosing this walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We were on holiday in Huyton Hill and we decided to walk up Wansfell via Jenkin Crag and back to Ambleside on a very hot day. We were a family of five and the children were more athletic than my wife and I. The views from Jenkin Crag are wonderful and I was happy just to sit and watch as... More 

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