Sunday, 30th November 2014

Walk: Nanny Lane, Wansfell (Baystones), Wansfell Pike, Stock Ghyll Force, Ambleside, Galava Roman Fort (ruins), Borrans Park, Waterhead Pier, Jenkin Crag, Robin Lane
Start Point: Church Bridge, Troutbeck Grid Reference: NY 412 027
Distance: 9.2 miles Ascent: 2,450 feet
Time: 5.25 hours
Weather: Sunny and mild with clear views
Comments: The weather was very kind for this group walk. The views over the surrounding fells and in the distance were magnificent and for much of the time there was no need for a coat. A visit to the Roman Fort was enjoyed by all and lunch in Borrans Park gave us great views over Windermere.

Hats and gloves are required against the morning chill

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from . . .

Nanny Lane

Robb ticks off another Wainwright on Wansfell

Looking over Rydal Water to the Langdale Pikes

Phil zooms in on the group . . .

as we stop for our morning break . . .

and take in a great view of the Kirkstone Pass . . .

which Phil also captures from Wansfell Pike . . .

then zooms in on the group as we make our way to join him . . .

on the Pike

We all take time out . . .

for a few more photos . . .

including a very sunny Windermere

The group gathers on the nearby summit . . .

and I sneak an extra shot

It's a long way down . . .

to Ambleside . . .

so we have a catch-up stop before the final section

A slight detour takes us beside Stockghyll Force

Garry brushes up on . . .

Roman History . . .

and the Ruins . . .

which are divided into separate sections

Then it's time for lunch . . .

in Borrans Park . . .

where we enjoy . . .

views of Windermere

A robin keeps an eye out for crumbs . . .

but is unlucky today

Red squirrels in Borrans Park! . . .

and time for a paddle

Then it's on to . . .

Jenkin Crag

We wonder what causes the moss covered humps?

The more energetic take in one last viewpoint . . .

looking to Gummers How . . .

the cairn being marked as a Pillar on the map

Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick, the ridge seen at the beginning of the walk

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