Fairfield from Grasmere

Sun 5 Oct 2008

Route: Grasmere (A591) - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Grisedale Hause - Tongue Gill - Grasmere (A591)

Distance: 6.50 miles

Ascent: 2,750ft

Time: 4 hours

With: Anne


Lots and lots of blue sky and sunshine. A cool wind on the tops.

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Climbing up onto the open fellside above Grasmere, its steeper than it looks in this photo!

Our route followed this wall and gave excellent views to the west

Grasmere lake and village with the Coniston fells beyond

Stone Arthur's summit

Looking down on Grasmere village from Stone Arthur's summit

The view west from the Stone Arthur to Great Rigg ridge, too many fells to name

Heading for Fairfield from Great Rigg

Seat Sandal and a glimpse of Grisedale Tarn. Hause Moss and our descent path far below

Looking back down the ridge to Great Rigg with Windermere and Morecambe Bay in the distance

Link Hause with the far eastern fells beyond

Fairfield's summit

The start of the path down to Grisedale Hause, don't be fooled it gets steeper!

Dollywaggon Pike to Helvellyn

St Sunday Crag and Cofa Pike

Grisedale Tarn from the descent off Fairfield

The descent path off Fairfield to Grisedale Hause

Looking back to Grisedale Hause

The valley of Tongue Gill

Cascade, Tongue Gill (Fairfield 6 - Wainwright Eastern Fells)

Cascade, Tongue Gill

Looking back up Tongue Gill

Tongue Gill

Tongue Gill

Looking back up Tongue Gill to Grisedale Hause

Looking back up Tongue Gill to Grisedale Hause

Travellers Rest on the A591 outside of Grasmere

Previous Walk: The Dodds (Sun 28 Sep 2008)

Next Walk: Bannerdale Round (Thu 9 Oct 2008)

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