We start with a walk from Tweenways through Ambleside and along an ancient narrow street to Stock Ghyll Park, on the northern edge of the town. Incidently you'll pass
'The Picnic Box' sandwich shop which is highly recommended for butties.
The park is a popular beauty spot, with mixed deciduous and conifer trees lining the banks of a fast flowing stream as it cascades down the hillside
We walk along well laid out paths to the top of the waterfalls, and cross a bridge over the main cascade, with the water crashing 50 feet below us. Then we head to an old turnstile set into the wall, a relic of the days when the park was
privately owned, and then walk up the hill, over the cattle grid and on to a fell road. The circular route takes us past a farm and onto the road to Kirkstone.
We then cross the road, follow a path through pasture land and are rewarded with superb views over Ambleside town and Windermere lake beyond. Our route back to Tweenways takes us past no fewer than three local hostelries, where we can top up on much needed carbohydrates in the form of a pint of beer.
You can watch a video of the walk through Stock Ghyll Park here