Walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk


Route outline for walk c247:

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




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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
1
Bridget

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, 278th 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, 86th 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 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) ; High Pike (Scandale) at 656m (2153ft). High Pike (Scandale) is classified as a Wainwright (No. 109) ; Heron Pike (North Top) at 621m (2038ft). Heron Pike (North Top) is known as an English Nuttall (234th highest in England, 404th 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) ; Low Pike (Scandale) at 508m (1667ft). Low Pike (Scandale) is classified as a Wainwright (No. 172) ; 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 c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

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)

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (36)

Hart Crag summit cairn

Hart Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (328)

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (3)

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (115)

Low Pike (Scandale) summit

Low Pike (Scandale) summit

Photo: Les Swindell (6)

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)

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (9)

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 Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)


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