Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

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

A variation on a classic route

Walk Route Summary:
- Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Greenhead Gill Head, Stone Arthur, 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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside Ambleside, Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Rydal Fell, Greenhead Gill Head, Stone Arthur, 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

My wife just below High Pike (Scandale) during a temperature inversion on the Fairfield Horseshoe
Photo: Mike Frith

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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 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 Fairfield, 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)

You will also reach the summit 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).

Along the way you will also bag Hart Crag, 822m (2698ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (33rd Eng, 63rd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 27) and an English Nuttall (40th Eng, 75th Eng & Wal); Dove Crag 792m (2599ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (47th Eng, 86th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 38) and an English Nuttall (56th Eng, 104th Eng & Wal); Dove Crag 792m (2599ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (47th Eng, 86th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 38) and an English Nuttall (56th Eng, 104th Eng & Wal); 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); 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); 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); Stone Arthur 500m (1641ft) - a Wainwright (No. 175); Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190) and Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
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English
Mountains
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English  Nuttalls
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English
Nuttalls
Dewey
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English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
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Marilyns
Bridget
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Bridgets

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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

1. Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg
Photo: Christine Shepherd (112)


Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

2. Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag
Photo: Rob Barklamb (26)


Hart Crag from Fairfield. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

3. Hart Crag from Fairfield
Photo: Peter Inglis (6)


Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

4. Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow
Photo: Christine Shepherd (470)


High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale). Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

5. High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)
Photo: Peter Inglis (1)


High Sweden Bridge. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

6. High Sweden Bridge
Photo: Steve Brunt (2)


Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

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


Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

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


Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

9. Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park
Photo: Wayne Hill (39)


Sunset from Heron Pike. Walk route map c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside photo

10. Sunset from Heron Pike
Photo: Timothy Towers (8)



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