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Nab Scar
450m (1477ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Nab Scar as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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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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Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:3,633ft (1,107m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

A variation on a classic route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,984ft (1,214m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c230 The Scandale Beck Horizon from Ambleside

Fabulous high level route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:3,411ft (1,040m)
Time:8 hrs
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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

Melfyn Parry walked up Nab Scar on November 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] Followed route C247 - walked out of Ambleside on the A591 & just after Scandale Bridge we crossed the road to follow the lane into the Rydal Hall estate, went passed the cafe & the Hall & then turned right to pass Rydal Mount. Here we veered left to take the stone steps path to the top of Nab Scar, again following a well defined path we were soon on Heron Pike. Continuing along the path with a slight detour to ascend Heron Pike north top. Continuing on to Great Rigg & onwards to Fairfield. We stopped here for lunch & the clouds lifted to give great views over towards Helvellyn & Sunday Crag. After pausing to take some photos we retraced our steps for a few metres before heading left to follow the ridge line to ascend Hart Crag, then Dove Crag & then High Pike. The undulating ridge takes you through some quite boggy areas & on to Low Pike & then down to High Sweden Bridge (a fascinating old bridge). All that was left to do from here was to follow the trail downwards in to Ambleside returning to the village by the Salutation Hotel. [with] DS [weather] Visibility was very good below 800m. By lunchtime the cloud had lifted even more to give clear views of the whole horseshoe. A dry day with sunny intervals, quite cold above 600m but very pleasant below this level. - Doing the walk in a clockwise direction as per C247 is best as the ascent anticlockwise would be much more of a cardio vascular workout.

David Higginbottom climbed Nab Scar on February 8th, 2023 [from/via/route] Route 247 [with] Carolyn [weather] Very poor

James Hughes bagged Nab Scar on June 26th, 2023 [from/via/route] Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Cragg, Dove Cragg, High Pike, Low Pike [with] Solo [weather] Four seasons in a day. Unsettled with showers at times, cold & misty around Fairfield, improved on descent into Ambleside. - Chatted with Andrew from Littleborough. Outraged by parking cost & then toilet fee. Pint at Golden Rule (Robinsons Cumbria Way) at end.

Rob Prikanowski hiked Nab Scar on June 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] c247 [weather] Cloudy but dry, strong wind.

Nina Adams summited Nab Scar on May 7th, 2023 [from/via/route] Stickle Tarn - Easedale Tarn - Grasmere - Alcock Tarn - Nab Scar [with] Craig [weather] Partly Cloudy 16C

Sarah Moore conquered Nab Scar on December 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] c247 / The Fairfield Horseshoe (from Ambleside) [with] On my own [weather] Beautiful start with a cold edge... turning to icy cold with sleet & minimal visibility between Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag. - This one scared me. The realisation that if I slipped up at Fairfield then I don't know that I could have waited an hour plus for mountain rescue was very scary. Used the GPS & was proud of myself but major "eeek"

Martin Hartshorne scaled Nab Scar on September 14th, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Low cloud then sunshine to finish

Ian Ashton walked up Nab Scar on August 20th, 2022 [from/via/route] Failed Fairfield horseshoe [with] Stevie H [weather] Bad

Mr Davison climbed Nab Scar on November 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Fairfiled horseshoe [with] Ian F, Ian F, Mike, Gary, Simon, Martyn, Andy [weather] sunny,

Christine Shepherd bagged Nab Scar during May, 2007 [from/via/route] Walked from Rydal using walk c247 Did this walk for the sixth time on 19.6.22 [with] Tony Sailes [weather] Lovely at this stage, misty later. - Climbed again with Miriam on 30.7.07. On 3.4.11 I climbed this in very windy conditions. Did Fairfield Horseshoe solo on 12.5.12 & I then did this last walk again by myself on 25.3.18 in glorious sunshine.

Shirley Philips has hiked Nab Scar [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

John Tippins summited Nab Scar on June 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] From White Moss car park [with] With Cornelia [weather] Dry, sun/cloud, breezy & a bit chilly on exposed areas.

Tony Halliday conquered Nab Scar 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

Geoff Hand scaled Nab Scar on January 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] Fairfield Round from Ambleside via Rydal Mount, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike & back by Sweden Bridge. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Cold, cloud & sun getting clearer as day went on. - Plenty of snow on Fairfield , Hart Cragg, Dove Crag & High Pike. Was treated to a fly-by the RAF between Hart Crag & Dove Cragg. Scared Tess out of her wits!

Pete George walked up Nab Scar on November 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Roco [weather] Sunny but wet underfoot

Carl Tillotson climbed Nab Scar 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 bagged Nab Scar on August 14th, 2021 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Nicola [weather] Sunny

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

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

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

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

Phil Higgins walked up Nab Scar 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 climbed Nab Scar 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 bagged Nab Scar 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 hiked Nab Scar 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

Andrew Johnson summited Nab Scar on October 14th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Ted [weather] Cloudy

Lorna Mccarthy conquered Nab Scar on July 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Grassington

Richard Marchant scaled Nab Scar 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 & 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 walked up Nab Scar on July 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Paula, Alfie and Lily. [weather] Sunny - Tough coming down

Alan Jolly climbed Nab Scar on May 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Ambleside as part of Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Denis Jolly [weather] Sunny on the way out & sleet & rain on the way back

Liz Sheerin bagged Nab Scar on June 24th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside - Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Neil

Ben Walton hiked Nab Scar on August 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe (First 2 peaks) [with] Jodie [weather] Cool & Grey

John Almond summited Nab Scar on July 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - NAB SCAR - Heron Pike - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Wainwright 135 [weather] Hot, cloudy at times. - Stayed on the ridge from Low Pike, missing out High Sweden Bridge

Lucy Perchard conquered Nab Scar on May 17th, 2018 [from/via/route] Heading up from Rydal Mount on the way to Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Tony [weather] Lovely but very windy

Simon Myerscough scaled Nab Scar on October 6th, 2007 [from/via/route] C230 [with] Alan Glasgow & Andy Gill (Shaun's Ambleside weekend) [weather] Sunny & warm

Graham Coules walked up Nab Scar on September 16th, 2017 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [weather] Warm & sunny.

Anjanee Neat climbed Nab Scar on August 19th, 2017 [from/via/route] The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside [with] Husband and walking group, the Lake District walkers [weather] Cloudy, sunny, windy - Total number of people 6, inc guide

Andrew Peate bagged Nab Scar on March 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Jack, Harry [weather] Sunny with snow on ground

Chris Sheard hiked Nab Scar on April 9th, 2000 [from/via/route] From Rydal Hall - start of horseshoe [with] George, Babara & Margaret [weather] Weather closed down even colder as we started - Cold slow progress

Wayne Baxter summited Nab Scar on May 24th, 2013 [from/via/route] Fairfield horse shoe clockwise [with] Sue [weather] Great sunny

Emily Sharratt conquered Nab Scar on July 30th, 2016 [from/via/route] Part of the Fairfield Horseshoe [with] James [weather] Bright sunshine. Lovely breeze.

Louis Smith scaled Nab Scar on December 17th, 2016 [weather] temperature inversion

Steve Cookson has walked up Nab Scar [from/via/route] ambleside [with] gillie [weather] fair

Mark Davidson climbed Nab Scar on December 1st, 2001 [with] The old walking gang [weather] Nice winters' day with snow on the summits

Elaine Evans bagged Nab Scar on September 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] From Rydal, via coffin route to Nab Scar, then on to Heron Pike, High Rigg & Stone Arthur before returning to car. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Dry, overcast & windy at times but not cold. - Good day for walking. Amazing views.

Andrew Joss hiked Nab Scar on September 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Barbara [weather] Cloudy

Christine Flitcroft summited Nab Scar on April 9th, 2015 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Sandra [weather] Sunny

Jon Mapp conquered Nab Scar on June 18th, 2016 [from/via/route] c247 [with] Just Suzzanné and me [weather] Clear & fair, a little mist on the tops but pleasant walking weather, not too hot & no rain. - A long slog of a walk - Walking Nab Scar first, got the major climb out of the way.

Jan Dixon scaled Nab Scar on June 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Horseshoe [with] Clare [weather] Misty, humid

Phill Brown walked up Nab Scar on October 17th, 2003 [with] Anne [weather] Sunny

Richard Marshall climbed Nab Scar on May 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] Fairfield horseshoe [with] Volkan and Bo [weather] Sunny

Richard Fulcher bagged Nab Scar on September 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Dave Jobling [weather] Blue sky with fluffy clouds, perfect! - Fairfield Horseshoe

Roddy Mcdougall hiked Nab Scar on April 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside [weather] Dry, bright, sunny

David Watson summited Nab Scar on March 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside car park. [weather] Cloudy & spits of rain.

Colin Millar conquered Nab Scar on March 12th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ambleside (Fairfield Horseshoe) [weather] misty, mild

Mark Luckett scaled Nab Scar on October 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked via Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar & added Fairfield as an after thought. [with] Susan Luckett [weather] Sunny & bright but cool. - A long walk as we spoke to 2 gentlemen & suggested we walked an extra mile & complete Fairfield as part of our planned route.

Dave Gay walked up Nab Scar on February 14th, 2008 [from/via/route] Rydal - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Grassmere [with] Nathaniel

Chris Bailey climbed Nab Scar on October 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside [with] Luke

Tony Rogerson bagged Nab Scar on June 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] Rydal & Alcock Tarn [with] Darren Floss Robbie & Ruby [weather] Sunny

Nick Dobson hiked Nab Scar on September 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere to Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike & Nab Scar [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] cloudy

Neil Bennett summited Nab Scar on August 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Ambleside as part of Fairfield Horseshoe. [with] Pamela Bennett, Oliver Bennett & Thomas Bennett. [weather] Sunny with light cloud.

Christina Lander conquered Nab Scar on August 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Rydal - High Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike - Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Great Rigg Man - Heron Pike - Nab Scar - Rydal [with] Mick & Kath and Dick [weather] Really warm & sunny

Mark Price scaled Nab Scar on July 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] Fairfield horseshoe starting from low pike [with] Shaun Dunmall, David Hill, Andrew Visiloi, Merak [weather] fair

Paul Peppiate walked up Nab Scar on June 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Rydal Hall [with] Ann [weather] Sunny with light showers - First ridge walk with Ann (Fairfield Horseshoe)

Paul Macey climbed Nab Scar on June 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] C247 plus ridge route great Rigg stone arthur

Claire Lloyd bagged Nab Scar on August 31st, 2006 [from/via/route] From A591 [with] Family

Phillip Bulley hiked Nab Scar on June 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Heron Pike [with] Toby [weather] Cloudy but very windy & excellent visibility

Andrew Phillips has summited Nab Scar [from/via/route] Grasmere>Alcock Tarn>Rydal [with] Chrissie Hockley [weather] Snow showers

Andrew Wood conquered Nab Scar on April 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] added onto our original C266 walk [with] Doug & Mel [weather] Warm & Sunny

Tracey Cowell scaled Nab Scar on March 19th, 2015 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny

Victoria Bates walked up Nab Scar on February 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere with Heron Pike [with] Mark [weather] Cloudy & wet

Kevin Parnham climbed Nab Scar on January 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] From Ambleside [with] Jo [weather] Cold & windy - Snow line reached around 400m & wind picked up

Mike Jackson bagged Nab Scar on November 14th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Stevie Mac [weather] Awful

David Preston hiked Nab Scar on July 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Ambleside part of the Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Alone [weather] Bright sunny day with good views

Doug Martin summited Nab Scar on August 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] Travellers Rest up valley to Fairfield then back down ridge to Badger Inn Rydal. [with] Fellwalkers [weather] Perfect weather not too sunny with a bit of cloud cover.

Mark Bradley conquered Nab Scar on July 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Fairfield Horshoe Ambleside [with] Janet [weather] Sunny, windy on top

Leon Harvey scaled Nab Scar on August 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] c247 FairField Horseshoe [with] Solo [weather] Very wet & Windy

Andy James walked up Nab Scar during October, 2012 [with] Susie James

Michael Vaughn climbed Nab Scar on June 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] alone [weather] clear

Bella Wella bagged Nab Scar on June 1st, 2014 [with] Paul

Craig Steeland hiked Nab Scar on May 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] Ambleside as part of Fairfield Horseshoe [with] Sue [weather] Partly sunny, dry & warm

David Noble summited Nab Scar on May 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Rydal [with] Chris [weather] Heavy rain & wind with cloud

Peter Pain conquered Nab Scar on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] From Ambleside, Rydall Hall onwards to complete Fairfeild Horseshoe [with] Lynda Davidson [weather] 7 degrees, cloudy, wind picking up on top of ridge making it feel colder

Stephen Mcdonald scaled Nab Scar on April 18th, 2014 [from/via/route] C247 [with] Joanna and Sunny [weather] Very Sunny day - Really warm day for April, burnt back of legs as didn't put sun cream on them

David Fearn walked up Nab Scar on April 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Ambleside via Rydal hall, over Nab Scar & then onto Heron Pike, Great Rigg & Fairfield as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe (Walk 247) [with] Alone [weather] Rain / Low Cloud

Steve Frank climbed Nab Scar on April 27th, 2008 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Mist

Charlie Housley bagged Nab Scar on August 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Sweden Bridge as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe route so this was the last of the day. [with] A bunch of geocachers and Wainwright baggers! [weather] Warm & sunny.

Marcus Bradshaw hiked Nab Scar on December 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] From Ambleside carpark. Fairfield Horseshoe. [with] Marcus [weather] Beautiful sunshine. Mist at the top of Fairfield. - Aww the first of the 8 peaks on the horseshoe. This was quite a climb up on a zig zag path. I loved this walk. Certainly one for the memory bank. Thanks Babe x

Clive Ward summited Nab Scar on October 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Rydal - continued to Heron Pike & Great Dodd, Stone Arthur [with] Hazel [weather] Cloudy

Lee Senior conquered Nab Scar on October 12th, 2013 [from/via/route] As part of the Fairfield horseshoe (clockwise) [with] Andy B [weather] dry, sunny intervals, strong wind on Great Rigg & Fairfield. Low cloud on Fairfield

Tim Buckley scaled Nab Scar on July 12th, 2010 [from/via/route] As part of the Fairfield Horseshoe, from the Rydal Rd car park in Ambleside. Crossed Scandale Bridge, then Rydall Hall...... [with] Esther and Naomi [weather] Warn, overcaste but the cloud base was high. - Hard initial climb - as usual. Great views across to the Scafell range plus Crinkle Crags & Bowfell.

Dave Eyes walked up Nab Scar on August 26th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Swan, via alcock tarn, heron pike then on to Rydal - back along coffin path [with] Christine Eyes [weather] fair - windy

Joanne Mcgawley climbed Nab Scar on August 16th, 2013 [from/via/route] Ambleside ~ Nab Scar ~ Herons Pike ~ RydaL Fell ~ Great Rigg ~ Fairfield ~ Hart Crag ~ Dove Crah ~ High Pike ~ Low Pike ~ Ambleside [with] Rich [weather] Muggy then windy on tops - 12.06 miles

Iain Jones bagged Nab Scar on July 16th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

Angela O'neill hiked Nab Scar on July 3rd, 2013 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] John [weather] Dry & Warm

John Nicholson summited Nab Scar on July 30th, 2010 [from/via/route] walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside reversed. Ambleside to Low pike first

Harry Meijer conquered Nab Scar on April 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Fairfield Horseshoe,Ambleside [with] The Lake District Walker

Andrew Martin scaled Nab Scar on May 6th, 2013 [from/via/route] ambleside [with] self [weather] sunny below 2000ft misty above

Denis Hoyle walked up Nab Scar on May 5th, 2013 [from/via/route] c247 Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside. [with] Sharon [weather] Rain & mist. - Poor visability.

Christine Knowles climbed Nab Scar on May 2nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Fairfield horseshoe from Ambleside [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful day

Anthony Scott bagged Nab Scar on September 29th, 2012 [from/via/route] ambleside [with] anthony [weather] windy

Jacqui Smith hiked Nab Scar on March 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] via ambleside [with] Graham [weather] Snow freezing winds

Steve Gilmore summited Nab Scar on March 8th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Fairfield Horseshoe (walk C247) [with] Steve Taylor & Ian Matthews-Golledge [weather] On the lower levels it was cool & a little drizzle, getting windier & colder the higher we got. At the top it visibilty was probably about 50 yds or less, Snow on the ground.

Raymond Barnett conquered Nab Scar on February 6th, 2013 [from/via/route] ambleside [with] self [weather] snow & very very windy

Iain Taylor scaled Nab Scar on January 23rd, 2011 [from/via/route] Rydal (NY 36481 06207)

Paul Carmichael walked up Nab Scar on October 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe [with] solo [weather] sunny, windy, cold

Adam Shewry climbed Nab Scar on June 9th, 2012 [from/via/route] The Fairfield Horseshoe [with] My parents [weather] Mixed - 12 miles, 3500ft, 6 hours & my 50th Wainwright all done on my 12th birthday. :)

Stephen Littlewood bagged Nab Scar on June 4th, 2008 [from/via/route] from Grasmere

Chris Bramley hiked Nab Scar on February 25th, 2012 [from/via/route] The start of the Fairfield Horsehoe [with] My lovelyy wife

Deborah Allingham summited Nab Scar on March 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] J [weather] Hot

Darren Mortimer conquered Nab Scar on March 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] Ambleside [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny

Darren Gallagher scaled Nab Scar on March 23rd, 2010 [from/via/route] c247

Andy Nicholls walked up Nab Scar on August 31st, 2011 [from/via/route] Ambleside

Katherine Bonner, Andy Dickinson, Neil Smith, Patrick Rogozinski, Dale Sexton, Andrew Thornton, Wayne Woods , Jenny Godfrey, Karen Lythgoe, Jane Wilkinson, Matthew Thomas, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Mike Walker, Jo Dixon, David Kelley, Simon Boddy, David Shaw, John Walter, Neil Heywood, David Laws, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Jill Dean, Colin Hibbert, David Butterfield, Michael Nolan, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Martin Antcliff, Colin Egan, Jonathan Tobin, Geoffrey Robertshaw, Paul Booth, Tracey Cordes, Mark Smith, Ian Thomas, Peter Clark, Michael Lewis, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Martyn Howarth, Phyllis Mcgibbon, Paul Henderson, Louise Sandwith, Sarah Lowe, Libby Burns, John Cuthbert, Chris Pople, G Philpott, Rob Gurney, Patrick Buckland, Wendy Sockett, Chris Turner, John Southward, Rob Barklamb, Stella Nuttall, Stephen Millington, David Buttress, Robin Blunden, Jeanette Coward, Sam Mercer and Ray O'hara have all walked, climbed & bagged Nab Scar.

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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, 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)

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)

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)

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (5)

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (10)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

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)

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (110)

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 and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (109)

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)

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (351)

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (349)


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