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Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk

Walk Route Summary:
- Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale), Low Pike (Scandale), High Sweden Bridge, High Sweden Coppice, Ambleside.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale), Low Pike (Scandale), High Sweden Bridge, High Sweden Coppice, Ambleside The Eastern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield
Photo: David Hayter

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Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Fairfield at 873m (2865ft). Fairfield is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (15th in England, 35th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 13). Fairfield is also known as an English Nuttall (18th in England, 40th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (7th in England, 278th in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Hart Crag, 822m (2698ft). Hart Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (33rd in England, 63rd in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 27). Hart Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (40th in England, 75th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Dove Crag, 792m (2599ft). Dove Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (47th in England, 86th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 38). Dove Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (56th in England, 104th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Great Rigg, 766m (2514ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (62nd Eng, 107th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 54) and an English Nuttall (76th Eng, 130th Eng & Wal); High Pike (Scandale) 656m (2153ft) - a Wainwright (No. 109); Rydal Fell 621m (2038ft) - a Bridget; Heron Pike 612m (2009ft) - a Wainwright (No. 128) and an English Nuttall (250th Eng, 434th Eng & Wal); Low Pike (Scandale) 508m (1667ft) - a Wainwright (No. 172) and Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
8
Wainwrights
s
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

1. The famous Bridge House in Ambleside
Photo: David Hayter (294)


Rydal Hall. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

2. Rydal Hall
Photo: Stuart Richardson (9)


Approaching Heron Pike with Fairfield beyond. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

3. Approaching Heron Pike with Fairfield beyond
Photo: John Holt (3)


Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

4. Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar
Photo: Christine Shepherd (110)


Loughrigg Fell (left), Rydal Water and Nab Scar from High Sweden Coppice. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

5. Loughrigg Fell (left), Rydal Water and Nab Scar from High Sweden Coppice
Photo: Raymond Brown (27)


Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

6. Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond
Photo: Christine Shepherd (111)


Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

7. Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar
Photo: Peter Inglis (10)


Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

8. Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar
Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)


Windermere from Low Pike (Scandale) on the way back down from completing The Fairfield Horseshoe. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

9. Windermere from Low Pike (Scandale) on the way back down from completing The Fairfield Horseshoe
Photo: Christine Shepherd (118)


High Sweden Bridge. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

10. High Sweden Bridge
Photo: Timothy Towers (1)



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