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Fairfield

Fairfield


Postby mamoset » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:29 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag

Hewitts included on this walk: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Little Hart Crag

Date walked: 03/02/2012

Time taken: 7.75

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 862m

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Once again, the prospect of good clear weather had us hitting the Lakes, this time, for a direct ascent of Fairfield via Cofa Pike. Parked at Deepdale Bridge and set off up Deepdale, well wrapped against what was a biting cold. We made good time well in to the dale before Greenhow End came looming into view.
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Greenhow End central, Cofa Pike to the right.
Headed up Mossydale, past the waterfalls, which had, unsurprisingly, frozen.
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Frozen falls.
At the head of Mossydale, Fairfield came better into view.
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Fairfield & Cofa Pike.
From here, it was a straight climb up Sleet Cove to Deepdale Hause. The snow was really soft which did make it a bit more difficult than it should have been, with one step forward and two back at times :? At Deepdale Hause, there was a great sight that met us.
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Dollywagon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike & Helvellyn.
To the west was Seat Sandal and Grisedale Tarn.
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Seat Sandal & Grisedale Tarn.
Looking back east is St. Sunday Crag.
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St. Sunday Crag.
As our fingers were getting a bit numb from the now biting wind coming up the hause :( we quickly headed over Cofa Pike and onto Fairfield summit.
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Cofa Pike.
There was quite a bit of activity on Fairfield, including fell runners :shock: We had a quick walk around the summit, before trying to find somewhere sheltered for lunch, as the wind had become even colder.
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Down Rydal to Windermere.
A lunch spot was found, though not the most comfortable 10 mins eating i've ever had :lol: before we headed off towards Hart & Dove Crags.
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Hart Crag & Far Eastern Fells.
There was terrific views of the Far Eatern Fells on our way across.
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Too many to name!!!
The usual Ravens were hanging around on Dove Crag summit cairn.
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Raven.
Our next route choice was made easier with loads of cloud rolling over from the west, so we decided to head down to Little Hart Crag via High Bakestones.
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Langdale Pikes to the West.
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Fairfield from Dove Crag.
High Bakestones is home to a massive cairn, which Wainwright describes as "a work of art".
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High Bakestones cairn and Red Screes.
Looking into Dovedale was a bit hazy, but still quite impressive.
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From Little Hart Crag into Dovedale.
It was an easy amble down to High Hartsop Dodd from here, and then a steep, but solid descent down to flat land!!
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High Hartsop Dodd.
From here it's an easy walk past Hartsop Hall and Brothers Water, back to the car.
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Hartsop Hall & Brothers Water.
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Re: Fairfield

Postby ChrisW » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:42 pm

Beautiful report there Mamoset, what a stunning round, your photos are all excellent but the view down to Dovedale is my favourite, fantastic :D
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Re: Fairfield

Postby SusieThePensioner » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:19 pm

A great report and some fantastic photos :thumbup:
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Re: Fairfield

Postby mamoset » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:32 am

Glad you liked them :)

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Re: Fairfield

Postby ukwildcamping » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:34 pm

Camped just below Hart Crag near the cave one night great views from there
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