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Fairfield
873m (2865ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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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 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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OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

John Hanlon walked up on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Rothay Hotel (BadgerBar) [with] solo [weather] Sunny - Wainwright 4of8 on the Fairfield Horseshoe route

Tony Kenny climbed on August 20th, 2011 [with] Kitty

Phil Higgins bagged on June 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Nab Scar (clockwise) [with] Steve Brown [weather] Mixed! - Running Fairfield Horseshoe. 10.49 miles distance. 2:24.

John Bryers hiked on July 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Used route C226.pdf. Parked on Dunmail Raise lower layby and walked down road to Mill Bridge. Due to erosion sign posts took me on the higher route on the Coast to Coast path, thus missing turn at the 2 footbridges. Walked direct to Grisedale Hause and turned left up to top of Seat Sandal. Back to Grisedale Hause and up zig-zag path to summit of Fairfield. Did not find trig point even with good visibility - Has it been removed? UPDATE: Apparently its a plate on the ground! [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Cloudy with some sun. Cooler on the tops. - Lots of walkers on a Wednesday due to covid-19 still about. Layby before Travellers Rest full!

Andy Buxton summited on September 27th, 1997 [from/via/route] From Ambleside as start of Fairfield Horseshoe (Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar) [with] Dan [weather] Cool, clear day, but windy. - Enjoyable route

Jon Bowskill conquered on April 4th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Braeside Saturday went anti clockwise, sunny day but windy with some old snow on summits just under 7 hours with no stops. Long route from Fairfield peak to Rydal. longer than expected. Need to try clockside.. [with] On my own [weather] Warm and sunny - Try clockwise from Rydal

Kevin Foster scaled on October 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Great Rigg. [with] Henry. [weather] Sunny with broken high cloud. - What can you say about this Lakeland horseshoe classic that hasn't been said before? Delightful approach, relatively easy climbing, great views in all directions. The perfect Lakeland round with the added bonus of bagging Little Hart Crag and Red Screes at the end which were off piste of the regular route.

Andrew Johnson walked up on October 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy

Richard Marchant climbed on July 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] This route taken was the Heart of the Lakes Rydal Round Fell Race route as I took part in the said named fell race that day starting from the Ambleside Lakeland Sports Show and finishing back there. [with] On my own but with a number of other fell runners taking part in the Heart of the Lakes Rydal Round Fell Race from Ambleside Lakeland Sport Show. [weather] Sunny day with white fluffy clouds, nice cool breeze. - First time for me to do a big fell race in the Lakes.

Joe Mccusker bagged on July 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Paula, Alfie and Lily. [weather] Sunny - Tough coming down

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

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (115)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (342)

Heron Pike (North Top) summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Heron Pike (North Top) summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (346)

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (349)

Steel Fell, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag below Seat Sandal (with Helvellyn and Fairfield in mist beyond) from Tarn Crag summit cairn

Steel Fell, Gibson Knott and Helm Crag below Seat Sandal (with Helvellyn and Fairfield in mist beyond) from Tarn Crag summit cairn

Photo: Tim Hope (63)

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (36)

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal,  Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (206)

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)

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Dunmail Raise and Grasmere Village in the valley with Helvellyn (left), Fairfield (centre) and Seat Scandal, Great Rigg and Heron Pike beyond from Lang How

Photo: David Connolly (5)


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