GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Jenkin's Crag

1 miles (1.5 km)

This is a nice easy climb to try from Waterhead in Ambleside. It takes you from the northern end of Lake Windermere to a viewpoint overlooking the lake. There's a footpath near to the bus stop on the A591 which is signed for Jenkin's Crag. You climb toward Skelghyll Wood where you pick up woodland trails to the viewpoint. Here you can enjoy great views over the lake to the surrounding mountains. It's a short walk of about 0.5 miles and a nice one to do if you are staying in Waterhead or if you've got half an hour to spare before catching a bus from Waterhead!
The walk also passes the pretty Stagshaw Garden. The gardens are owned by the National Trust and include a lovely collection of shrubs, plants and flowers including rhododendrons, azaleasandcamellias.

Jenkin's Crag OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Jenkin's Crag Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The 17th century Wateredge Inn is a great place for refreshments with a lake view. It's located right next to Lake Windermere and includes a large outdoor seating area which is perfect for summer days. You can find it on Borrans Road, Ambleside, with a postcode of LA22 0EP for your sat navs.

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Photos

Jenkin Crag, Near Waterhead, Ambleside - geograph.org.uk - 1545300

Jenkin Crag, Near Waterhead, Ambleside. According to the OS maps, this is a viewpoint. Technically it is, but the view from the top of the crag is interrupted by woods in all directions. The summit of Jenkin Crag is on the left of picture.

Stagshaw Garden, Ambleside - geograph.org.uk - 166358

Stagshaw Garden, Ambleside. This woodland garden, owned by the national Trust, was made by the late Cubby Acland in part of Skelghyll Woods. The object in the bottom right corner of the photo is part of the roots of a fallen tree; it had grown in very shallow soil over the bedrock.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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