So, do you want superb views? You got ‘em; unhindered perambulation on lofty ridges? Check; eight Wainwright summits? Fill your boots. This celebrated round packs a lot into its ten and a half miles giving easy striding and ever improving vistas culminating on one of the best loved peaks in Lakeland. The Fairfield Horseshoe is classic ridge walking and an essential addition to every fellwalker’s CV.
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Distance: 10.29 miles (16.56 km)
Total ascent: 1,048m
Steepest Gradient: 38% (1 in 3)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 hours (Walking)
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SummitsNab Scar 455 m
Heron Pike 623 m
Great Rigg 766 m
Fairfield 873 m
Hart Crag 822 m
Dove Crag 792 m
High Pike (Scandale) 656 m
Low Pike 508 m
The Lane which leads to Rydal Hall and Rydal Mount, NY364063
Well defined paths throughout and a small section of road walking.
In winter there are no great difficulties but the way is long and arduous.
Weather and Hill Conditions: mwis: Lake District – Met Office: Lake District
The Eastern Fells by A.Wainwright - Francis Lincoln http://www.franceslincoln.com/en/Contributor/108/Alfred_Wainwright.html The Lakeland Fell by W.A.Poucher - Constable
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Ambleside (015394 32582); Waterhead (015394 32729); Grasmere (015394 35245)
by Nicholas Livesey
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