|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|
|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 . . .
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 . . .
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