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  -   Rydal Head  -  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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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 highest in England, 40th highest in England & Wales). Fairfield is also classified as an English Marilyn (7th highest in England, 280th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Hart Crag at 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 highest in England, 75th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Dove Crag at 792m (2599ft). Dove Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (47th highest in England, 85th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 38). Dove Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (56th highest in England, 104th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Red Screes at 776m (2547ft). Red Screes is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (56th England, 98th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 49), an English Nuttall (68th highest in England, 120th highest in England & Wales) ; Great Rigg at 766m (2514ft). Great Rigg is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (62nd highest in England, 107th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 54) and an English Nuttall (76th highest in England, 130th highest in England & Wales) ; Snarker Pike at 644m (2114ft). Snarker Pike is known as an Bridget. ; Little Hart Crag at 637m (2091ft). Little Hart Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (154th highest in England, 263rd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 119) and an English Nuttall (206th highest in England, 356th highest in England & Wales) ; Rydal Fell at 621m (2038ft). Rydal Fell is known as an Bridget. ; Heron Pike at 612m (2009ft). Heron Pike is classified as a Wainwright (No. 128) and an English Nuttall (249th highest in England, 433rd highest in England & Wales) ; Nab Scar at 450m (1477ft). Nab Scar is classified as a Wainwright (No. 190) .

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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 . . .

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Photo: David Wright (264)

The Central Fells and Seat Sandal (right) from the summit of Fairfield

The Central Fells and Seat Sandal (right) from the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Christine Shepherd (114)

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Photo: Chris Pearson (2)

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (3)

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Photo: Mike Walker (335)

Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

Photo: Judi Friend (2)

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: John Holt (1)

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (26)

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Looking down to Ambleside from Nab Scar with Rosie dog

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (5)

Fairfield from Hart Crag

Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (5)

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Raymond Brown (29)

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

Photo: Wayne Hill (38)

Sunset from Heron Pike

Sunset from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (8)

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (5)

Great Rigg (right) and High Pike (Scandale) (left) from Dove Crag

Great Rigg (right) and High Pike (Scandale) (left) from Dove Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (7)

Middle Dodd with Place Fell, Angletarn Peaks and Hartsop Dodd beyond Brothers Water in the valley below from Red Screes

Middle Dodd with Place Fell, Angletarn Peaks and Hartsop Dodd beyond Brothers Water in the valley below from Red Screes

Photo: Andy Malcolm (85)

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (7)

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (110)

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Photo: Mike Walker (333)

Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow

Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (470)

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike

Photo: David Hayter (332)

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)

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (9)

*The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

*The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (37)

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)

The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (347)

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (316)

Dove Crag from Scandale Pass

Dove Crag from Scandale Pass

Photo: Chris Pearson (11)

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Sunset from Heron Pike on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (348)

Easedale Tarn and High Raise (Langdale) with Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) beyond from Fairfield

Easedale Tarn and High Raise (Langdale) with Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (8)

*The Kirkstone Pass from Red Screes

*The Kirkstone Pass from Red Screes

Photo: Chris Pearson (7)

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (8)

High Pike from Dove Crag

High Pike from Dove Crag

Photo: Raymond Brown (28)

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

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

Photo: Mike Walker (346)

Little Hart Crag from The Scandale Pass

Little Hart Crag from The Scandale Pass

Photo: Les Swindell (1)

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)

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)

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl (4)

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (349)

Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Cofa Pike near the summit of Fairfield

Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Cofa Pike near the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Rob Barklamb (3)

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (3)

On the summit of Fairfield

On the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (336)

Helvellyn (centre) from Hart Crag

Helvellyn (centre) from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (332)

Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall

Photo: Stuart Richardson (9)

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (6)

Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (344)

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)

Dove Crag summit cairn

Dove Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (324)

Approaching Heron Pike with Fairfield beyond

Approaching Heron Pike with Fairfield beyond

Photo: John Holt (3)

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (109)

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Timothy Towers (2)

Hart Crag

Hart Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (4)

*360 Degree Panorama from the summit of Red Screes

*360 Degree Panorama from the summit of Red Screes

Photo: Andy Malcolm (86)

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The setting sun from Nab Scar on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (351)

Looking East to the snowy fell tops of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and High Street from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Looking East to the snowy fell tops of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and High Street from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (5)

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (329)

The summit of Little Hart Crag in deep snow

The summit of Little Hart Crag in deep snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (6)

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (403)

The Kirkstone Pass from Snarker Pike summit

The Kirkstone Pass from Snarker Pike summit

Photo: Chris Pearson (4)

Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall

Photo: Stuart Richardson (10)

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

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)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (5)

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Photo: David Wright (265)

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (330)

Stone Arthur from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Stone Arthur from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (343)

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)

Ullswater and Great Mell from Red Screes

Ullswater and Great Mell from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (66)

Middle Dodd and Brothers Water from Red Screes

Middle Dodd and Brothers Water from Red Screes

Photo: Chris Pearson (8)

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (7)

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Ambleside and Windermere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (10)

The Helvellyn Ridge featuring Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Fairfield

The Helvellyn Ridge featuring Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (334)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Brothers Water and Hartsop from Dove Crag

Brothers Water and Hartsop from Dove Crag

Photo: Les Swindell (2)

Hart Crag summit cairn

Hart Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (328)

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

Photo: David Hayter (294)

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)

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)

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (113)

Windermere and Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Windermere and Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (65)

Summit of Fairfield

Summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Jennings (1)

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike summit

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike summit

Photo: Chris Pearson (5)

Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (64)

Great Rigg from Fairfield on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Fairfield on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (337)

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (331)

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (36)

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (112)

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (512)

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike

Photo: Chris Pearson (3)

Fairfield from Heron Pike

Fairfield from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (6)

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond

Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (111)

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (342)

South from Fairfield

South from Fairfield

Photo: Glynn Trueman (1)

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)

Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (327)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (339)

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)

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (326)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

High Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from Dove Crag

High Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from Dove Crag

Photo: Les Swindell (3)

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (341)

Brothers Water from the summit of Red Screes

Brothers Water from the summit of Red Screes

Photo: Chris Pearson (6)

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (115)

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (315)


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