Fairfield Horseshoe

Sat 18 Feb 2006

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

Distance: 12.00 miles

Ascent: 3,440ft

Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

With: David Hall


Overcast to start, with the cloud breaking to give blue sky and sunshine, no wind.

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Cloud covering Ambleside and Windermere

Looking down on Rydal Water's islands from our ascent of Nab Scar

Looking back down on Rydal from high up on Nab Scar

Snow on Crinkle Crags and Bowfell

360 Panorama from Nab Scar's summit

Looking over Grasmere to the Langdale fells from Nab Scar's summit

Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag

Looking back down the ridge from our ascent of Great Rigg

Looking west towards Bowfell, Esk Pike, the Scafells, Great End and Great Gable from Great Rigg

Heading for Fairfield from Great Rigg

Looking back to Great Rigg from our route up Fairfield with Windermere on the left and Coniston Water on the right

Looking over Seat Sandal to the western fells

Cofa Pike and Saint Sunday Crag

Northerly panorama from Fairfield's summit

Looking down into Deepdale

Easterly panorama from Hart Crag's summit

Hartsop Dodd with the High Street ridge beyond

Looking back to Fairfield from Dove Crag's summit

The view south from Dove Crag's summit

Great Rigg and Fairfield from Dove Crag

Looking back to Dove Crag's summit as we head for High Pike

Just follow the wall to High Pike

Great Rigg, Fairfield and Dove Crag from High Pike's summit

High Pike from Low Pike's summit

360 Panorama from Low Pike's summit

The view back to Low Pike and High Pike with Scandale on the right with Little Hart Crag at its head

Nab Scar, the twin tops of Heron Pike and Great Rigg from Nook End Farm

The Nab Scar to Fairfield ridge from Rydal Park

Previous Walk: Place Fell and Angletarn Pikes (Sat 11 Feb 2006)

Next Walk: Great Gable from Honister Pass (Sun 19 Feb 2006)

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