Fairfield Horseshoe

Sat 10 Nov 2007

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: 5 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall


Windy, in the cloud on the higher tops, a couple of rain showers but generally better than forecast

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The pitched path up Nab Scar from Rydal

Looking across Rydal Water to Loughrigg Fell from Nab Scar

The cairn on the right marks Nab Scar's summit per Wainwright. As the path does not visit it most people miss it!

Looking back to Nab Scar with Windermere beyond as we head for Heron Pike

This white quartz marks Heron Pike's summit. The further summit is Erne Crag top and is actually 9m higher

Rydal Head with the tops of Great Rigg and Fairfield in cloud

Looking down a side ridge to Stone Arthur and Grasmere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike from our ascent of Great Rigg

The ridge to Fairfield from Great Rigg

Fairfield's summit cairn, no view today

Looking back to Link Hause and Scrubby Crag from our ascent of Hart Crag

Rydal Beck with Heron Pike in the cloud on the right from Hart Crag

Dove Crag from Hart Crag

Looking back to Hart Crag now out of the cloud from Dove Crag

Windermere from Dove Crag's summit

Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags catch some sun

High Pike with Windermere beyond

Looking down on Low Pike from High Pike

Low Pike

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

High Sweden Bridge across Scandale Beck

The track down to Ambleside from High Sweden Bridge

High Pike from the track as we get a bit of sunshine

Nab Scar, Heron Pike and Erne Crag top seen over Nook End Farm

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Erne Crag top, Great Rigg and Fairfield and on this side Low Pike and High Pike

The roof tops of Ambleside

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