GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Red Screes

4 miles (6 km)

This circular route takes you up Red Screes fell in the Lake District National Park. The walk begins in the popular town of Ambleside and ascends to Scandale Fell and Scandale Pass along the Scandale Beck. From Scandale Pass you turn east to the summit of Red Screes. Here you will find cairns, a circular stone shelter and the pretty Red Screes tarn. There are magnificent views of the coast, Helvellyn, Dove Crag, Fairfield and over Deepdale Hause. To the west you can see the Coniston, Bowfell and Scafell fells. You descend passing Raven Crag to Snarker Moss where the ground can be quite boggy. You continue to Snarker Pike before reaching the Kirkstone Road which will take you back into Ambleside.
For a shorter route to the summit you could park at the Kirkstone Pass car park just to the east of the mountain. From here you can pick up a rocky path heading up the Kilnshaw Chimney. It's a shorter route with a series of stone steps and a couple of tricky scrambles but the views of the Kirkstone Pass below are wonderful. If you're coming by public transport then a seasonal bus route will drop you at the Kirkstone Pass Inn opposite the car park and the signed footpath.

Red Screes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Red Screes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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