Fairfield Horseshoe

Fairfield Horseshoe

Eastern Lake District

Route: The Fairfield Horseshoe

Area: Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 3rd March 2013

Walkers: Andrew and James

Distance: 12.1 miles

Ascent; 3,600 feet

This is a classic round taking in a total of 8 fells.

We parked in the centre of Ambleside and walked out through the sylvan grounds of Rydal Park and up to the first summit Nab Scar (1,450 feet). There then followed, in order of appearance, Heron Pike (2,003 feet), Great Rigg (2,513 feet), Fairfield (2,863 feet), Hart Crag (2,698 feet), Dove Crag (2,603 feet), High Pike (2,155 feet) and finally Low Pike (1,657 feet)

The was plenty of snow around, but it was overcast at times, and there was a haze in the air which detracted from the long distance views. A great day out all the same.

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