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Jenkin Crag

Ambleside, England
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What a view

Fantastic View over the lake and a good anchor point to abseil down . great couple of hours. Nice... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2015
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Stunning views of the lake

Living a relatively short distance away from Jenkin Crag we are able to walk up on a somewhat... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2015
Gillian L
Ambleside, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Fantastic View over the lake and a good anchor point to abseil down . great couple of hours. Nice steady walk up to the Cragg on proper paths and roads . Also sets you on your way to the fells

Thank Patrickwilkinson
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Living a relatively short distance away from Jenkin Crag we are able to walk up on a somewhat regular basis. It's a bit of a steep climb from the Ambleside direction but so well worth it for the stunning view over Windermere.

Thank Gillian L
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Passing by the crag, on our walk back to Ambleside, we stopped for the view - very nice and worth the stop, but not one of the greatest in the Lake District.

Thank Canar1
Reviewed 5 May 2015

I found this walk only as I wanted something to fill time while I was working without taking too long. Took the long way up as I went down the wrong path a few times but it was a great view from the top and...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Please read my comments in relation to the gallery which I initially confused with the Gallery which we did not visit

1  Thank DCM1a
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We wanted to go have a look based on recommendation from the National Trust and this spot does not disappoint. It is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous view of the lake and the valley down below. you can hike there or drive (car park free for National...More

Thank Melkai
Reviewed 24 April 2015

It is a lovely stroll from Ambleside but the views from the Jenkins crag are very nice. Well worth it.

Thank walkdontwalk
Reviewed 14 April 2015

a climb up to it but worth it for the view, them you can continue to walk across the top of the hills lovely

Thank joy i
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Picked this walk up from the Guardian as a top ten walk to do. Yes its a lovely walk of about 5.8 miles in but not a stroll through the park. leaving Ambleside at around 13:30 my family and me made our way anti clockwise...More

1  Thank mrcharles157
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Staying at lakes house you can walk up at the side of the house via a lane. This was a pleasant uphill walk approximately one mile up. A bit stoney in the first instance then got better. When you finally arrive at the top the...More

Thank Karen E
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Jess J
How long would it take to do?
9 March 2017|
Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
There and back, probably an hour, you're never out of the trees.
Where do you start the walk from Ambleside
25 November 2016|
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Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
Just below Ambleside (south) Lowfold Car Park, there are some free spaces at the back, there is a signpost off Old Lake Rd for Wansfell, Jenkin's Crag.