Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

A classic lakeland horseshoe walk

Walk Route Summary:
- Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale), Low Pike (Scandale), High Sweden Bridge, High Sweden Coppice, Ambleside.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale), Low Pike (Scandale), High Sweden Bridge, High Sweden Coppice, Ambleside The Eastern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield
Photo: David Hayter

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

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Hart Crag, 822m (2698ft). Hart Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (33rd in England, 63rd 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 in England, 86th 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 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); High Pike (Scandale) 656m (2153ft) - a Wainwright (No. 109); Rydal Fell 621m (2038ft) - a Bridget; Heron Pike 612m (2009ft) - a Wainwright (No. 128) and an English Nuttall (249th Eng, 433rd Eng & Wal); Low Pike (Scandale) 508m (1667ft) - a Wainwright (No. 172) and Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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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.


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

In no particular order . . .

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale). Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

1. High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)
Photo: Les Swindell (7)


Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

2. Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge
Photo: Janice Hyde (1)


Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

3. Loughrigg Fell and Rydal Water from Nab Scar
Photo: Christine Shepherd (109)


High Pike from Dove Crag. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

4. High Pike from Dove Crag
Photo: Raymond Brown (28)


Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

5. Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice
Photo: Andy Malcolm (13)


Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale). Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

6. Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)
Photo: Les Swindell (5)


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7. *Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield
Photo: Wayne Hill (36)

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Brothers Water and Hartsop from Dove Crag. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

8. Brothers Water and Hartsop from Dove Crag
Photo: Les Swindell (2)


Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

9. Looking down to Alcock Tarn from near Heron Pike with Helm Crag, Gibson Knott and Steel Fell beyond
Photo: Christine Shepherd (111)


Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance. Walk route map c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside photo

10. Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance
Photo: Christine Shepherd (113)



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