Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk


Route outline for walk c247:

Ambleside  -  Rydal  -  Nab Scar  -  Heron Pike  -  Rydal Fell (Heron Pike North Top)  -  Great Rigg  -  Fairfield  -  Rydal Head  -  Hart Crag  -  Dove Crag  -  High Pike (Scandale)  -  Low Pike (Scandale)  -  High Sweden Bridge  -  High Sweden Coppice  -  Ambleside




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
8
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
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) and 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) (34th highest in England, 65th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 27).

Hart Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (40th highest in England, 76th 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:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - High Pike (Scandale) summit cairn

High Pike (Scandale) summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (322)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Heron Pike (North Top) summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

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

Photo: Mike Walker (346)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Snarker Pike, the Scandale Valley and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Snarker Pike, the Scandale Valley and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (323)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Christine Shepherd (119)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Dove Crag summit cairn

Dove Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (324)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Fairfield summit wind shelter

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Photo: Mike Walker (335)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell from Nab Scar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (110)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

Photo: Wayne Hill (38)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - 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)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Les Swindell (5)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - 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)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Timothy Towers (2)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - High Pike from Dove Crag

High Pike from Dove Crag

Photo: Raymond Brown (28)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

Photo: David Hayter (294)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell from Low Pike (Scandale)

Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: David Baines (9)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow

Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (470)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Sun set over Heron Pike (North Top) on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Sun set over Heron Pike (North Top) on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (345)

Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside - Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)


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