Ambleside Scramble: Wansfell Pike & Red Screes

Car based scramble with Chris Wareing.

8.0 mi



This walk starts from the large Rydal Rd car park at the North end of Ambleside (facilities available). From there, we wind our way up Wansfell Pike, visiting the scenic Stockghyll Force along the way. After enjoying the fine view down Windermere (and recovering from the steep ascent), we turn our backs on the lake and bog-hop along the fields to the top of the Kirkstone Pass and a refreshing pint! Then to the business of the day - a scramble up Red Screes looking for the good rock to scramble on (which can be avoided by a very steep but well made path if necessary that makes this a good introductory scramble route). After that, enjoy the view from the top, then back down the ridge into Ambleside to meet the other groups in the Unicorn.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

07:30: Meet at Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG for lift share organising.

07:45: Cars will leave for the walk start (Ambleside).

09:30: Walk starts at Ambleside.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email walks@madwalkers.org.uk, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints: Ambleside: Rydal Rd Car Park (North end of town), Stockghyll Force, Wansfell Pike, Kirkstone Pass Inn, Red Screes (scramble!), Raven Crag, Ambleside


Car Parking in Ambleside can be difficult. Extra time is allowed to park in any of the car parks, but please be at the Rydal Rd car park for 09:30. The walk leader will meet everyone at the walk start. You could lift share with those going on the other walk(s), but please make sure you have a plan for meeting again at the end of the day - the walk leaders on this walk, or the other walks on this day, take no responsibility for ensuring you get home again (although Windermere station is only a short bus ride from Ambleside!). Whilst the scramble is mostly avoidable, confidence on steep and exposed ground is required for this walk. As such, it is not really suitable for dogs.

22-6-2013 07:30 22-6-2013 20:00:00 Europe/London Ambleside Scramble: Wansfell Pike & Red Screes Ambleside MAD Walkers
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