'The Ambleside Walking Companion' - *Printed in Penrith*

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16 dale, fell and river walks in and around Ambleside.

  • Explore the much-loved central Lake District with 16 unique ambles, rambles and scrambles of between three and 11.5 miles.
  • Routes from Ambleside, Great Langdale, Hawkshead, Windermere and Brockhole.
  • Discover dramatic valleys, ancient woodlands, much-loved lakes and little-walked old ways with Fellranger author Mark Richards.
  • Visit Grasmere and Rydal in the heart of romantic Wordsworth country.
  • Ascents of Helvellyn, Fairfield, Loughrigg Fell, the Langdale Pikes, Wansfell, Red Screes and more.
  • From short strolls to full-day expeditions.
  • Notes on buses, boats, parking, pubs and cafés.
  • Includes heritage highlights, detailed mapping and downloadable GPX routes.
  • 50p from every sale is donated to Ambleside Action for a Future to fund nature restoration and community activities in the valley..
    This guidebook is published by Dave and Mark from the Countrystride podcast.

The walks:

  1. Ambleside amble
  2. Stockghyll Force
  3. High Sweden Bridge
  4. The corpse road from Grasmere
  5. A three lakes walk (plus shorter option from Grasmere)
  6. Loughrigg Fell & Rydal Caves
  7. Fairfield Horseshoe
  8. Red Screes & Scandale
  9. Wansfell wander
  10. Old ways from Brockhole
  11. Windermere to Ambleside
  12. Hawkshead: World of Potter (plus shorter option to Wray Castle)
  13. Great Langdale – Valley route
  14. Great Langdale – The ridge home
  15. Little Langdale – Tarns & falls
  16. The Helvellyn high way


  • SIZE: 195mm x 135mm
  • PAGES: 88 pages. 
  • FORMAT: Softback with laminated waterproof cover.
  • PRINTED: in Penrith by H&H Reeds on woodland-friendly paper under the Woodland Carbon Code. For every copy of this book printed H&H Reeds work with the Woodland Trust to plant native woodland.


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