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Ace of Wands

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:44 pm
by icemandan

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Pleasant little hill between Ambleside and Troutbeck. I'd tired myself out on Saturday cycling up some ridiculously steep hills so it made for a gentle relaxing afternoon.

A good path leads up from Troutbeck village along a steep stone walled old lane called Nanny Lane. As you climb up, views south begin to appear.

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The path - still excellent - leaves Nanny Lane and a superb view of Windermere appears

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An easy pull to the summit, the weather brightens and Windermere is in a different light.

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Kirkstone Pass looked impressive to the North


and a verdant green carpet drew the eye towards Rydal Water and Grasmere

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We retraced our steps before striking south towards Hundreds Road keeping the views for as long as possible before following quiet lanes back round to Troutbeck.

Re: Ace of Wands

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:11 pm
by ChrisW
A fine little afternoon outing Icemandan, were you out on Saturday trying to emulate the Tour de France :lol: beautiful shots across Windermere :thumbup:

Re: Ace of Wands

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:52 pm
by malky_c
Nice :) . I was scratching my head trying to think where Wansfell was, then remembered it was one of a small handful of hills I had managed to persuade my wife up before she made it quite clear she would not be joining me on any more walks :roll: . Funny, as I think she actually quite liked this one.

Re: Ace of Wands

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:49 pm
by icemandan
@Chris - Not the Tour de France but wondering about the Fred Whitton. I'd been grinding up Red Bank and Blea Tarn with a view to having a crack at Wrynose. Pretty hard going even with a dinner plate gear.
@Malky - You'll notice I've done quite a lot of short walks up smaller Wainwrights for similar reasons!