Fairfield Horseshoe

Sun 15 Jan 2012

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: 5 hours 25 minutes

With: David Hall


Freezing in the wind on the tops

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Rydal sunrise

Rydal Water far below and a frosty Loughrigg Fell

Sunshine on Nab Scar, Rydal Water and Grasmere below

Heron Pike from Nab Scar

Helm Crag and a glimpse of Alcock Tarn

Over Grasmere to the Coniston fells, Dockey Tarn just below us

Looking across to Red Screes

Heron Pike's summit

The Langdale Pikes partly in cloud, Grasmere village in the valley below and Helm Crag on the right

Fairfield's top in cloud from Erne Crag top

Looking back to Heron Pike from our ascent of Great Rigg

Great Rigg summit

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

Into the cloud on Fairfield

Fairfield summit

A brief parting of the clouds reveals Saint Sunday Crag

Deepdale from Link Hause

Looking back towards Fairfield from Hart Crag

Hart Crag's summit cairn

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Looking back to Hart Crag as we head up Dove Crag

Dove Crag summit, Windermere in the distance

Low Pike from our descent off High Pike

High Pike and the head of Scandale from Low Pike's summit

'Warning Deep Bog', frozen today

The Nab Scar to Fairfield ridge from Rydal Park

Rydal Hall

Previous Walk: Lord's Seat (Sat 14 Jan 2012)

Next Walk: Haystacks (Tue 17 Jan 2012)

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