WATERHEAD TO AMBLESIDE VIA TWO PARKS TWO RIVERS AND THE ROMAN FORT (plus alternative – a climb to Todd Crags)

£3.50

A pleasant walk from Waterhead to Ambleside. It takes a route through Borran’s Park, by Galava Roman Fort, on beside the Serpentine to pass the confluence of the Rivers Rothay and Brathay before crossing the Rothay footbridge. A level walk continues along the Under Loughrigg Road to gain the entrance to Rothay Park. Alternatively follow the road to Clappersgate to ascend Todd Crag – a wonderful viewpoint. Rothay Park leads to the spired St Mary’s Church and return to Waterhead along Lake Road.

Description

A pleasant walk from Waterhead to Ambleside. It takes a route through Borran’s Park, by Galava Roman Fort, on beside the Serpentine to pass the confluence of the Rivers Rothay and Brathay before crossing the Rothay footbridge. A level walk continues along the Under Loughrigg Road to gain the entrance to Rothay Park. Alternatively follow the road to Clappersgate to ascend Todd Crag – a wonderful viewpoint. Rothay Park leads to the spired St Mary’s Church and return to Waterhead along Lake Road.

LENGTH: 4km (6.75km with alt)
TIME: 1.5 hours (2.5 hours with alt)
DIFFICULTY: Easy (Mildly difficult  + 200m ascent  on Alternative)
START & FINISH: Waterhead car park (376033) or  Steamer/Boat  Piers
ALTERNATIVE START: Ambleside; Kelsick and Lake Road car parks
MAPS: OS L90 or OL7
HOSTELRIES: Extensive choice at Waterhead and Ambleside