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Wansfell Pike
482m (1582ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Wansfell Pike as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


Walk Wansfell Pike walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

Wansfell Pike Summit

Photo: David Hayter

You can find Wansfell Pike & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

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1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

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See Wansfell Pike and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Wansfell Pike and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

NB: Whether you print off a copy on to paper or download it to your phone, these PDF Peak Baggers Maps will prove incredibly useful when your are up there on the tops and you cannot get a phone signal!


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You can walk to the top of Wansfell Pike by using any of these 3 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c455 Wansfell Pike from Ambleside

The easiest way up Ambleside's nearest fell

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 3.25mls (5km)
Ascent:1,428ft (435m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 3 Icon (Easy)
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Walk c412 Wansfell Pike and Baystones (Wansfell) from Ambleside

The easiest way up Ambleside's local Wainwright

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 5mls (8km)
Ascent:1,769ft (539m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 4 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c177 Baystones and Wansfell Pike from Ambleside

Popular Ambleside 'quickie'

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:2,192ft (668m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 5 Icon (Moderate)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Wansfell Pike Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Wansfell Pike

Dan Collins walked up Wansfell Pike on July 20th, 2023 [from/via/route] As part of c177 Wansfell walk [with] Family (just the lads) [weather] Lovely & sunny

hannah1507 climbed Wansfell Pike on April 13th, 2023 [from/via/route] Walked from YHA Windermere [with] Lilly

Claire Kirk bagged Wansfell Pike on September 3rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Newby Bridge - As part of the Lap ultra [with] About 600 others [weather] Warm clear day

Christine Shepherd hiked Wansfell Pike on September 20th, 2008 [from/via/route] From Ambleside using walk c177 Bagged again after sour Howes & Sallows 12.01.2020 Climbed again 27.04.2022 from Troutbeck.Solo [with] Karen and Stella [weather] Fine but boggy underfoot.

Dave Gay summited Wansfell Pike on September 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Ambleside to Wansfell Pike, along the ridge to Baystones. Down Nanny Lane to Troutbeck & back to Ambleside via Robin Lane. [with] Solo

Nicola Parkinson conquered Wansfell Pike on November 21st, 2021 [from/via/route] Wansfell from Middle Grove farm [with] Stu [weather] Sunny

Debi Mcmillan scaled Wansfell Pike on September 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Martina & Joanne [weather] Gorgeous! - Tough incline. Lovely descent & fish n chips afterwards!

John King walked up Wansfell Pike on June 3rd, 2008 [from/via/route] Ambleside car park [with] Paul [weather] Sunny

Adrian Howard climbed Wansfell Pike on May 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Church Bridge, Troutbeck.

Margaret Richards bagged Wansfell Pike on July 1st, 2019 [from/via/route] from Ambleside, adapted from C177 [with] Don [weather] Dry & mainly cloudy, good views of windermere

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Wansfell Pike

Windermere from Wansfell Pike

Windermere from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Brett Dukes (1)

Troutbeck Tongue with Wansfell Pike (Baystones) beyond from Ill Bell

Troutbeck Tongue with Wansfell Pike (Baystones) beyond from Ill Bell

Photo: Paul Johnson (12)

Wansfell Pike from the Garburn Road, Applethwaite Common

Wansfell Pike from the Garburn Road, Applethwaite Common

Photo: Clare Howard (4)

Looking up to the summit of Wansfell Pike

Looking up to the summit of Wansfell Pike

Photo: Peter Hall (5)

Fairfield and Red Screes from Wansfell Pike

Fairfield and Red Screes from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (4)

My daughter on Wansfell Pike

My daughter on Wansfell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (1)

Winderemere reaching into the town of Ambleside (and cutting it off) from Wansfell Pike

Winderemere reaching into the town of Ambleside (and cutting it off) from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Peter Hall (4)

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

Photo: Andy Malcolm (74)

*Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike

*Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (72)

Wansfell Pike from Baystones (Wansfell) summit

Wansfell Pike from Baystones (Wansfell) summit

Photo: David Hayter (296)

Stockghyll Force on the way up to Wansfell Pike from Ambleside

Stockghyll Force on the way up to Wansfell Pike from Ambleside

Photo: Peter Hall (3)

My Auntie Eunice halfway up Wansfell Pike on our holiday

My Auntie Eunice halfway up Wansfell Pike on our holiday

Photo: Adrian Sales (1)


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