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Name:Wansfell Pike
Hill number:3839
Height:484.3m / 1589ft
Parent (Ma):2540  Stony Cove Pike [Caudale Moor]
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Tump (400-499m), Birkett, Synge
(Tu,4,B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 39416 04169
Summit feature:outcrop 6m S of fence
Drop:30.8m
Col:453.5m  NY 4004 0465  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:not the outcrop further from the fence
Survey:Abney level/Leica NA730/Leica GS15
Survey of Wansfell Pike.pdf
Comments:col at NY 4015 0483 is 0.6m higher and col at NY 3969 0437 is 1.3m higher
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Church Bridge with MVW and FR Walked up through Troutbeck, Up Nanny Lane cross the Hundreds to Dod Hill then the 2 Baystones tops and on to Wansfell Pike. Returned via Ambleside, Jenkins Crag and Robin Lane.Bheinn27/11/2018
With MVW and NB from Church Bridge to Dod Hill, Baystones tops and on to Wansfell Pike. Returned via Ambleside, Jenkins Crag and Robin Lane. Windy and very wet.Frank27/11/2018
Grandsire, Cleabarrow Hill, School Knott, Orrest Head, Troutbeck Tongue, Baystones, Wansfell Pikekeithouk11/11/2018
With JGCW06/11/2018
With Christine.tallblond12/10/2018
Ran up it from Ambleside and back down...willow10/07/2018
Avec Violaine et DinaYanndroid12/05/2018
With MaryChet196216/04/2018
Up to Wansfell Pike from Ambleside, then across Wansfell North to the Wainwright summit and the second Birkett summit. Misty to start but cloud lifting during walk.Fell_wanderer09/03/2018
(Walkers with) Torun Mcmoran, Caitlin Powell (Parking/Start point) Ambleside - Stockghyll Force - Wansfell Pike - Amleside.redbob07/01/2018
From the Salutation Hotel in Ambleside. Wansfell Pike and Baystones (Wansfell). Permissive footpath to High Skelghyll, then through Skelghyll woods back to AmblesideLazylizzie19/12/2017
From waterhead via jenkins cragCoxswain06/11/2017
Up Nanny Lane with 10.000 other walkersbardolph05/11/2017
With: hb sb; From Stockghyll, followed standard FP to Wansfell Pike, then across the top to Baystones and Wansfell. Descended path N over Idle Hill then W to join FP above Stock Ghyll for return to Ambleside.Ian Baines03/11/2017
From Amblesidedaveapotter23/10/2017
From Ambleside via Stockghyll Forceafoster21/09/2017
Ascent from The Mortal Man Inn via Nanny Lane and ridge from Wansfell on evening circuit (17:50-19:42) with descent on Ambleside-Troutbeck path back to Nanny Lane. Total track = 4.03 miles with 367m of ascent in total time of 1hrs 51 mins including 1 hrs 38 mins moving time.pwhitaker_196630/08/2017
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave06/08/2017
Walk round the Troutbeck Parish Boundary. Ascent 7.IWC04/08/2017
Climbed up to use as a checkpoint for DoE Silver going from Troutbeck to Coniston. A rather cloudy and wet morning but good fun nonetheless.John Eley10/07/2017
From AmblesidePaulGibbons09/07/2017
Troutbeck, Wansfell Pike, Baystones (Wansfell), Wansfell (Baystones), Dod Hill.ijpowell03/06/2017
TC, EC, Alfie. From Ambleside via Stock Ghyll Force, Wansfell Pike and returning via Nanny Lane, Troutbeck, Jenkins Crag. Dry but cloudy. Only Pike visited, not the true summit.TopCat195911/04/2017
From Ambleside. Wansfell Pike, Wansfell (both tops) and Dod Hill then back via Troutbeck. Dod Hill puts you off course and adds several high stone walls but it is doable.clivevilla21/01/2017
On Ambleside Amble (BWF PT 123) from TroutbeckHillsidenick21/01/2017
Our first days walking on our birthday walking holiday . Gorgeous sunny day !ng5guy16/01/2017
9 mile walk from Ambleside - Wansfell Pike, Baystones - Jenkin Crag - on a dry day.Delta6803/12/2016
Wansfell Pike from GR NY 40581 06849ronaldo33306/11/2016
With M. At least one other ascent.douglas_easton15/10/2016
With Andy from Troutbeck as one of my Friday morning specials. Obvious path throughout.JohnStoneham07/10/2016
With Bevsimon and co03/10/2016
From Ambleside. Wansfell Pike, Baystones (wansfell), Wansfell (Baystones) and Dod Hill. Dismal day, very wet!!Alunrees3327/09/2016
Start - Waterhead Pier - Ambleside - Stockghyll Force - Wansfell Pike - Hundreds Road - Skelghyll Wood - Waterhead Pier. 6.63 miles - 2h 55m. Cloudy/Sunny 20 deg.Peter Flynn18/08/2016
Second ascentPeteF06/08/2016
After Baystones, a great walk to this viewpoint in clear weather. With GB.bolton21/06/2016
Small layby on the A592, just north of the Queen's Head Hotel at 415040 - SSW through village & after passing 'The Mortal Man' turned right up the signposted Nanny Lane (Track) - A circular route along well-used PRW, bagging Baystones (Wansfell), Wansfell (Baystones) & Wansfell Pike. (PM)gerrybowes21/06/2016
On a backpack - Windermere to Ambleside section.Phreerunner20/06/2016
With Nick, from Amblesiderichardsun21/05/2016
With David from Ambleside via Jenkin Crag & Troutbeckcitygent14/05/2016
On way to Wansfell from Ambleside .Haygalzer14/05/2016
From Baystones, before returning back to The Mortal Man for lunchrfoster06/05/2016
baystones, wansfell, wansfell pike from high point on road A592.robertphillips21/04/2016
dod hill, both baystones, wansfell pike - solodads17/04/2016
Parked in Ambleside near lake, free at this time of year. Then onto Baystones. Not sure of which one was Birketts top so jumped on them all before visiting Dod hill then Idle fell and back over the Pike where the cloud lifted to give views of Windermere.mart079703/03/2016
From Ambleside, on to Baystones and Dod Hill for an afternoon circuit in drizzle after heavy overnight and morning rain had saturated the ground.jonglew01/03/2016
Circuit from Kirkstone Pass via High Hartsop Dodd, Red Screes, Wansfell Pike. Finished in the dark.Ajm031016/11/2015
Done solo. Rain, cloud and boggy.Aimless Rambler23/10/2015
With Parlick, Liz Halpin -Karren Baddeley and Kerry Jane. Real problems with my frozen shoulder, but coped. Lots of Redstarts flying through.Shutterlag13/10/2015
Parked up on the Kirkstone/Windermere road and bog trotted across and up Baystones ( both of them!) and then along the exquisite ridge to Wansfell. Massive views south. Autumn is here, chilly wind but still sunny and clear. Have to dig out the winter kit soon.Mark T12/10/2015
Walked up from Troutbeck then on to Baystonesiannotts27/09/2015