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Nab Scar
450m (1477ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 190)

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

The view from the summit of Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis

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OS Explorer Map OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


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

Carl Tillotson walked up on August 28th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] June [weather] Sunny, little wind, high level cloud - Went down the bad step, not bad in the end, lol.

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

Jeremy Torrance hiked on July 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Duncan [weather] Sunny - Fairfield Horseshoe

Claire Rigg has summited [from/via/route] Did the Fairfield horseshoe [with] Lakeland crew [weather] Wet!

John Hanlon conquered on September 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Rothay Hotel (BadgerBar) [with] solo [weather] Sunny - Wainwright 1of8 on the Fairfield Horseshoe route

Phil Higgins scaled 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 walked up on July 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked car in layby close to Swan Hotel on Grasmere to Keswick road. Walked back to Grasmere & on to Rydal Hall via coffin route & TA route. Up front of Nab Scar to reach the top. We then walked up to Heron Pike & down to Alcock Tarn (Lunch overlooking tarn) back to car on southern path. [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier, David, Janine, Briony, Freya Gray and Jazz. [weather] Very close & warm. Cooler on the tops with some light winds. - Janine arrived without boots! Went with Briony into Ambleside to buy some. They caught us up in Rydal to continue walk up Nab Scar.

Andy Buxton climbed 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 bagged 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 & sunny - Try clockwise from Rydal

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Nab Scar

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (318)

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (5)

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (351)

Steve Taylor and Ian Matthews Golledge looking back over Ambleside & Lake Windermere as we ascended Nab scar and on up to Fairfield

Steve Taylor and Ian Matthews Golledge looking back over Ambleside & Lake Windermere as we ascended Nab scar and on up to Fairfield

Photo: Steve Gilmore (5)

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)

Loughrigg Fell (left), Rydal Water and Nab Scar from High Sweden Coppice

Loughrigg Fell (left), Rydal Water and Nab Scar from High Sweden Coppice

Photo: Raymond Brown (27)

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (10)

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)

Rydal Water (centre) with Lake Windermere (top left) and Grasmere (right) from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Rydal Water (centre) with Lake Windermere (top left) and Grasmere (right) from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (350)

The Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit of Fairfield with Dove Crag (left), Rydal Beck, Ambleside, Windermere, Nab Scar and Heron Pike (prominent right)

The Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit of Fairfield with Dove Crag (left), Rydal Beck, Ambleside, Windermere, Nab Scar and Heron Pike (prominent right)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (116)

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (109)

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (110)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (349)


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