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Grid Reference: NY 40370 05267
Height: 487 metres/1598 feet

"Wansfell is to Ambleside what St. Pauls is to London."
Bill Birkett

The southern shoulder of Caudale Moor, Wansfell, descends along a fine ridge towards Windermere below. A fine shorter walk from either Ambleside or Windermere, Wansfell is a must for anyone staying in Ambleside.

The panoramic view from the summit is spectacular, probably the best view over Windermere will bee seen from Wansfell Pike.

There are two separate summits to Wansfell, Wansfell Pike at the southern end of the summit ridge offers the best viewpoint but Baystones, the northern summit is slightly higher.

  1. On the summit of Wansfell Pike looking towards Windermere

    Wansfell from Ambleside


    Distance: 12km / 7.5 miles
    Ascent: 640m / 2100ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 12:1

    A short steep start then a gentle walk, great views over Windermere throughout

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