From Ambleside to Grasmere via Rydal Water
Troutbeck over Wansfell
Roundhills and Grove Farms
High Sweden Bridge
This is a short uphill stroll from Ambleside, less than 2 miles, to a lovely little packhorse type bridge over Scandale Beck. (The path beyond the bridge leads up to Scandale and eventually out on to Red Screes or Dove Crag but these are strenuous walks.) Take the same route out of town as the previous walk, but instead of turning right into Ellerigg Road, go straight on. The road becomes a track. Just keep going till you reach the bridge, which is a restful and picturesque picnic spot. You can come back the same way, but if you cross the bridge and cut up to the left along a wall you will soon find the track which goes up to High Pike and Fairfield (another long high walk). Turn left on this track to return to town via Low Sweden Bridge and Nook Lane.