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The Fairfield Horseshoe

The Fairfield Horseshoe


Postby A Drunken Taffer » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:50 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Heron Pike, High Pike (Eastern Fells), Low Pike, Nab Scar

Hewitts included on this walk: Dove Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag

Date walked: 11/08/2015

Time taken: 5

Distance: 16.7 km

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Took a trek out to do the Fairfield Horseshoe. Decent walk, but very little of it without cloud :( .

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Took the route from Rydal Church, up to Nab Scar. Which is where I started to ascend into the clag!

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Wandered along the ridge path to first Heron Pike, and then Great Rigg; before starting the climb to Fairfield.

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Well and truly tested the waterproofs as just as I was climbing onto Fairfield the heavens opened and it tipped it down!

As I was wandering in the mist, it was a bit difficult to choose which cairn was the summit, but took an educated guess at the biggest one, with the shelter :wink: .

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From there headed across to Hart Crag and then onto Dove Crag. Having stayed in the Priests Hole for the night a few months ago I decided against a visit, and carried on following the wall down to High Pike.

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At this point the cloud lifted; it also lifted on the fell behind me... typical :? . But at least I was given some decent views of Ambleside and Windermere to wander down toward.

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After passing Low Crag I descended to the road, before following the footpaths back to Rydal Church.

A nice day out on the fells, even though I couldn't see that much!
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Re: The Fairfield Horseshoe

Postby ChrisW » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:21 pm

Still found some nice moody shots on a grim sort of day Taffer, still a nice round and the closing stages looking down to Ambleside is always a winner :clap:
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