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Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

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

A variation on a classic route

Walk Route Summary:
- Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Greenhead Gill Head, Stone Arthur, 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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Greenhead Gill Head, Stone Arthur, 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

My wife just below High Pike (Scandale) during a temperature inversion on the Fairfield Horseshoe
Photo: Mike Frith

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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); Stone Arthur 500m (1641ft) - a Wainwright (No. 175) and Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
9
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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

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Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

1. Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge
Photo: Janice Hyde (1)


Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

2. Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield
Photo: Raymond Brown (29)


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3. *The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield
Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)

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Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

4. Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist
Photo: Steve Gilmore (4)


Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

5. Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar
Photo: Christine Shepherd (109)


Fairfield from Heron Pike. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

6. Fairfield from Heron Pike
Photo: Timothy Towers (6)


High Sweden Bridge. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

7. High Sweden Bridge
Photo: Les Swindell (8)


Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

8. Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur
Photo: Jamie Caryl (2)


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9. Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam
Photo: Judi Friend (2)

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The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

10. The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag
Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)



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