Red Screes Hike

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Where: Red Screes hike from the Kirkstone Pass / Lake District of England
When: April 2016
Weather: Sunny
Height: 2,546ft

The image below is of the Kirkstone Inn on the road named the Kirkstone Pass.

The Inn is just under 1,500ft above sea level, one of the highest pubs in the UK.

This road leads from Glenridding and Paterdale in the north to Windermere in the south, about 14 miles.

Ambleside is down to the right, in the image below, about 3 miles down a real steep road named The Struggle. If traveling up from Ambleside, you will find the road at the mini roundabout on the north side of Ambleside with a sign stating Kirkstone 3.

This is a popular place to hike a number of mountains.

Glenridding to Windermere Road Map

Ambleside Page

Kirkstone Pass Inn image

The image below is of the Kirkstone Pass car park across the road from the Inn. The mountain here is the 2,546ft Red Screes. With the car park being about 1,500ft, it is just over 1,000ft from the car park to the top. This is a good spot to watch people hiking to the top.

I have not made this hike yet but have photos of another route from Ambleside over High Pike to the 2,864ft Fairfield. You can also use the High Pike route to Red Screes.

Kirkstone Pass car park image

The image below is of the fells behind the Kirkstone Pass Inn. These are also popular with only about a 500ft hike to the top. This is another hike high on the list, as there are sure to be great views over to the east, and down the valleys.

Kirkstone Pass fells image

Make sure and take an Ordnance Survey Map and Compass on these hikes, and know how to use them, as in cloud, these mountains can be deadly. In Winter, make sure you have Crampons and an Ice Axe, and know how to use them.