Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

A variation on a classic route


Route outline for walk c389:

- 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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
9
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

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 in England, 40th in England & Wales). Fairfield is classified as a Marilyn (7th highest in England, 278th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Hart Crag, 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 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 highest in England, 86th highest 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) and 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); Stone Arthur 500m (1641ft) - a Wainwright (No. 175) and Nab Scar 450m (1477ft) - a Wainwright (No. 190).


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.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Map:

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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)

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)

High Pike from Dove Crag

High Pike from Dove Crag

Photo: Raymond Brown (28)

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)

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)

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)

High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Timothy Towers (1)

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

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

Photo: Mike Frith (1)

High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Les Swindell (8)


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