Walk c230 The Scandale Beck Horizon from Ambleside

Fabulous high level route


Route outline for walk c230:

- Ambleside  -   Rydal  -   Nab Scar  -   Heron Pike  -   Rydal Fell  -   Great Rigg  -   Fairfield  -   Hart Crag  -   Dove Crag  -   Little Hart Crag  -   Scandale Pass  -   Red Screes  -   Snarker Pike  -   Ambleside.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
6
English
Mountains
Wainwright
8
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
7
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
2
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Fairfield at 873m (2865ft). Fairfield is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (15th highest in England, 35th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 13). Fairfield is also known as an English Nuttall (18th in England, 40th in England & Wales). Fairfield is classified as a Marilyn (7th highest in England, 278th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Hart Crag, 822m (2698ft). Hart Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (33rd highest in England, 63rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 27). Hart Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (40th in England, 75th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Dove Crag, 792m (2599ft). Dove Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (47th highest in England, 86th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 38). Dove Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (56th in England, 104th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Red Screes, 776m (2547ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (56th Eng, 99th in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 49), an English Nuttall (68th Eng, 120th in England & Wales); Great Rigg 766m (2514ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (62nd Eng, 107th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 54) and an English Nuttall (76th Eng, 130th Eng & Wal); Snarker Pike 644m (2114ft) and a Bridget; Little Hart Crag 637m (2091ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (154th Eng, 264th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 119) and an English Nuttall (206th Eng, 356th Eng & Wal); Rydal Fell 621m (2038ft) and a Bridget; Heron Pike 612m (2009ft) - a Wainwright (No. 128) and an English Nuttall (249th Eng, 433rd Eng & Wal) and Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Map:

OS Explorer Maps OL5 & OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c230 The Scandale Beck Horizon from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

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)

On Heron Pike - with a view all the way from Lake Windermere to Morecambe Bay

On Heron Pike - with a view all the way from Lake Windermere to Morecambe Bay

Photo: Chris Rybka (1)

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)

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Photo: David Hayter (332)

Lake Windermere and Ambleside from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Lake Windermere and Ambleside from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Photo: Chris Pearson (1)

Windermere and Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Windermere and Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (65)

The Kirkstone Pass from Snarker Pike summit

The Kirkstone Pass from Snarker Pike summit

Photo: Chris Pearson (4)

Hart Crag

Hart Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (4)

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)


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