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 (Heron Pike North Top)  -  Greenhead Gill Head  -  Stone Arthur  -  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
9
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) (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, 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:

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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - The Central Fells and Seat Sandal (right) from the summit of Fairfield

The Central Fells and Seat Sandal (right) from the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Christine Shepherd (114)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - On High Sweden Bridge

On High Sweden Bridge

Photo: David Baines (2)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - *The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

*The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (37)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - 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)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - Great Rigg (right) and High Pike (Scandale) (left) from Dove Crag

Great Rigg (right) and High Pike (Scandale) (left) from Dove Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (7)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - 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)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - Heron Pike from Low Pike (Scandale)

Heron Pike from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (320)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Photo: David Wright (264)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (331)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (347)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag 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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag 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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (512)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - Grasmere from Nab Scar

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (9)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Grasmere from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (342)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag 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 c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - Rocky outcrop marking the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (316)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside - *The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)

Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag 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)


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