This slants up to join the drive leading up to Stagshaw Gardens. Turn left. As you approach Stagshaw Gardens take a footpath to the left in the direction of Jenkin Crag.
This climbs steeply through Skelghyll Wood to reach a broad bridleway. Turn right. The track continues to climb and then after 250yds levels off. Divert here to visit Jenkin Crag on the right which offers a fine view of the lake and surrounding fells - one of the Lake Districts most celebrated viewpoints.
Resuming the walk continue on the bridleway which soon breaks clear of the woods
to cross pastureland and arrive at High Skelghyll Farm. Follow the track through the yard
and then join a tarmac drive leading downhill to cross a ghyll.
Immediately after the stream turn left through a pair of wooden gates onto a bridleway leading uphill alongside a wall. Keep on this track which levels off as it contours around a spur of Wansfell.
Stay left when the track divides which it does twice and continue onto Troutbeck an attractive village strung out above the road to Kirkstone.
As you reach the main street turn immediately off it onto a lane which leads steeply downhill to arrive on the aforementioned Kirkstone Road (A592)
Walk along the road for a little under200yds and turn left onto a bridleway leading uphill.
After passing between properties the track swings sharply left. Continuing to climb look for a footpath through a wooden gate on the right.
Follow this across fields to reach a farm.
As you begin to edge round it turn sharp left onto a path leading up to a small gate. Through this turn right onto a broad track.
Keep ahead for half a mile until you reach a lane. Turn right. In a little less than 100yds turn left onto a footpath through a metal gate.
After 500yds this comes to Far Orrest Farm. Here turn right onto a path taking you through a muddy field
in the direction of Crosses Farm.
Another signpost keeps you on track as the way passes between buildings and out into fields. Follow a grassy track as it passes through three wooden gates to finally arrive at a metal one. This leads onto a drive close to Crosses Farm.
and keep on the path as it climbs 500yds to one of the Lake District's most celebrated viewpoints - yes even more celebrated that Jenkin Crag.
From the summit a clear path leads south-westwards dropping through trees to a gate. Through this follow a path overlooking meadows and then after entering woods turn left to descend to a drive. When you reach it follow it left for Windermere village. The bus and rail station are opposite the Windermere Hotel to the left.