GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Jenkin's Crag Walk

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 Gardens. 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.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For another fairly easy climb in the area head into Ambleside and try the Stock Ghyll Force Walk. There's nice woodland trails and a rushing waterfall to see here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lake District Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Jenkin Crag, Near Waterhead, Ambleside - - 1545300

Jenkin Crag, Near Waterhead, Ambleside. The summit of Jenkin Crag is on the left of picture.

Stagshaw Garden, Ambleside - - 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.

In Skelghyll Wood - - 2383101

In Skelghyll Wood. Footpath just south of the crag

Jenkin Crag and Windermere - - 2196003

Jenkin Crag and view over Windermere

House at Stagshaw Gardens - - 2263620

House at Stagshaw Gardens

Path near Stagshaw - - 2042921

Path near Stagshaw


GPS Files

GPX File

Jenkin's Crag.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Jenkin's Crag.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)