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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
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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

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

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

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 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked car in layby close to Swan Hotel on Grasmere to Keswick road. Walked back to Grasmere and on to Rydal Hall via coffin route and TA route. Up front of Nab Scar to reach the top. We then walked up to Heron Pike and 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 and 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 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

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

Lorna Mccarthy walked up on July 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] Grassington

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 Nab Scar

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)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)

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)

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)

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (109)

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (351)

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)

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)

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (10)

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (110)

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)

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (5)

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (349)

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)


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