A Red Screes Round
FOUR Wainwright circular walk: Low Pike, High Pike (Scandale), Middle Dodd and Red Screes
Time: 5 - 6 hours
Parking: in Ambleside. Alternatively, take public transport.
|Red Screes and the Kirkstone Pass from Wansfell|
|Strava estimates a walking distance of around 15km|
1. There's a choice of routes to take from Ambleside. One starts from near the 'Golden Rule' pub, along Nook Lane towards the Low Sweden Bridge. My preference is to go further up the Kirkstone Road and take Sweden Bridge Lane towards the High Sweden Bridge.
|A deer in the garden of a house on Sweden Bridge Lane|
2. The tarmac road becomes a track that then heads through woods above the Scandale Beck.
|Go up the slope on the other side of the pass|
|Looking back to Middle Dodd|
15. The summit of Red Screes (2546') is certainly worth spending a little time to explore. You will find an Ordnance Survey column, tarns and cairns.
|On the summit of Red Screes|
|The 'red screes' above the Kirkstone Inn|
19. In about an hour's stroll, crossing a few stiles but with an obvious path ahead, you will reach the minor road heading up 'the Struggle' from Ambleside. The last part of the route requires a short walk down this road but you will soon be back in Ambleside again.