15th Aug 04 - The Hundreds

A superb variation on an old theme. Started from Waterhead and climbed Wansfell (c1600ft). Then we turned left and followed the old wall along the ridge with its fantastic views over Ambleside and Rydal Water. We were then on The Hundreds and were able to follow the old Hundreds Road with dry stone walls on either side. You can imagine the sheep being taken down to lower pastures in centuries past. The views over Windermere were breathtaking. Then we joined Robin Lane for the gentle walk back through Skelghyll Wood.
7-8 miles and one of the best!

On top of Wansfell overlooking Windermere
I never tire of THAT view!
On the Hundreds Ridge overlooking Windermere
Elizabeth on a wall on the Hundreds ridge

Walking the Hundreds Road with Windermere as your distraction

Windermere from Robin Lane