Fairfield Horseshoe

Sat 12 Jan 2013

Route: Rydal - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Erne Crag top - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Link Hause - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - High Sweden Bridge - Ambleside - Rydal Park - Rydal

Distance: 12.25 miles

Ascent: 3,440ft

Time: 6 hours

With: David Hall


Sunny intervals. Cold wind at times

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Ambleside and Windermere as we head up Nab Scar

Looking across to the Langdale Fells

Heron Pike summit

Helm Crag

Looking back to Heron Pike as we ascend Great Rigg

Helm Crag with snow on the higher fells beyond

Great Rigg summit

Hart Crag from Great Rigg

Zooming in on Dollywaggon Pike, with Helvellyn behind. Grisedale Tarn bottom left

The view west

The shelter on Fairfield's summit

Cofa Pike and St Sunday Crag

Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn

The far eastern fells from Fairfield's summit

Coniston Water and the Coniston fells

The Hartsop Above How ridge from Link Hause


Looking back to Fairfield and Hart Crag

The Nab and Rest Dodd catch the sun

High Pike summit and the wall

Scandale Pass

Looking down on Low Pike

High Pike from Low Pike's summit with Little Hart Crag on the right

'Warning Deep Bog'

High Sweden Bridge

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Erne Crag top and Great Rigg from Rydal Park

Previous Walk: Arthur's Pike (Sun 6 Jan 2013)

Next Walk: Blencathra and Mungrisdale Common (Sun 13 Jan 2013)

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