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Fairfield
873m (2865ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Fairfield as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
15th highest in England,
35th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 13)

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English Nuttall
18th highest in England,
40th in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
7th highest in England,
280th highest in Great Britain

Walk Fairfield walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Rob Barklamb

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The Lake District National Park


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OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


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90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Fairfield Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Fairfield

Martyn Atherton walked up on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C235 Arniston Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop Above How [with] Paul Atherton [weather] Misty, rain & Sunny - Loved the route 6 hrs 50 minutes

Christine Shepherd climbed on May 15th, 2005 [from/via/route] Patterdale Reached this summit again on 19.6.22 when I did the Fairfield Horseshoe for the fifth time. [with] Rebecca [weather] Hot & sunny - I also reached this summit twice with friends in 2009; once using walk c230 The Scandale Beck Horizon & once using Walk c247 'The Fairfield Horseshoe'. I then did this last walk again by myself on 26.3.12 & 25.3.18. The Scandale Beck walk was rather eventful as I tripped & broke three ribs just after leaving the summit; a painful walk down to Ambleside!

Shirley Philips has bagged [from/via/route] Ambleside

Tony Halliday hiked on May 28th, 2022 [from/via/route] Circular walk starting at rydal taking in nab scar heron pike rydal fell great rigg Fairfield hart crag dove crag high pike & low pike known as the fairfield circular or round [with] My boarder terrier jimmy boo and George also my wife sal [weather] The weather was warm start dry sunny no wind but cooler on the summit some clouds - A tough circular roughly 11 miles great views over rydal water & Windermere & surrounding fells a brutal start of 3.5 hours of climbing & equally as brutal 3.5 hours of going down ended with a nice couple of pints & the sun came out in all its glory in the beer garden

Ian Ashton summited on January 15th, 2022 [with] Solo

Geoff Hand conquered on November 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] c266 From Seat Sandal down to Grisedale Hause & upto Fairfield. Was in a Spectre for a couple of minutes but didn't have time to photograph it. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] cloud coming & going. - Set out from Grasmere & headed for Low Mill Bridge. Followed Tongue Gill then cut across to Seat Sandal. Scurried down to Grisedale Hause & then up to Fairfield where the clouds came in. S to Great Rigg & SW to Stone Arthur. From there back to Grasmere.

Pete George scaled on November 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Roco [weather] In the cloud & freezing

Carl Tillotson walked up on August 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Route 266 [with] June [weather] Sunny, very wind at top of Seat Sandal & Fairfield

Andrew Flynn climbed on August 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

Paul Ward bagged on April 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Started from Wild Campsite near Hartsop [with] Jamie

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Fairfield

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (342)

Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist

Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist

Photo: Steve Gilmore (4)

Great Rigg (left) Fairfield (centre) and Dove Crag (right) from Heron Pike

Great Rigg (left) Fairfield (centre) and Dove Crag (right) from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (1)

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

*Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Photo: Andy Malcolm (25)

*Little Langdale with the Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from 
        Wetherlam

*Little Langdale with the Langdale Pikes, Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond from Wetherlam

Photo: Wayne Hill (58)

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (329)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: John Andelin (1)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: Tony Higgs (22)

Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge

Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Janice Hyde (1)

*Codale Tarn (left) and Easedale Tarn from the Blea Rigg ridge with Helvellyn (left), Seat Sandal (centre) and Fairfield (right) on the horizon

*Codale Tarn (left) and Easedale Tarn from the Blea Rigg ridge with Helvellyn (left), Seat Sandal (centre) and Fairfield (right) on the horizon

Photo: Tim Hope (26)

Sun set over Heron Pike (North Top) on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Sun set over Heron Pike (North Top) on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (345)

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Raymond Brown (29)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

Photo: Simon Barnett (34)

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park

Photo: Wayne Hill (39)

Cofa Pike and Fairfield from High Crag (Helvellyn) with Red Screes in the distance

Cofa Pike and Fairfield from High Crag (Helvellyn) with Red Screes in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (42)

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Rays of sun shining through the clouds over Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (18)

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (315)

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (348)

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (3)


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