Superb Lakes weather-Fairfield plus 4
by susanmyatt » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:03 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar, Stone Arthur
Hewitts included on this walk: Fairfield, Great Rigg
Date walked: 19/04/2009Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The summit of Nab Scar at 440 metres
It was good fun trying to spot the peaks in the distance, not always easy as the angles change. The slab is clearly visible on Bowfell.
The next peak after a drop and climb was Heron Pike at 612 metres, great views of Fairfield opening up, also the valley floor.
As we moved on to the next peak, a longer climb to Great Rigg we could see our eventual exit down to Stone Arthur.
After a climb it was the summit of Great Rigg at 766 metres, it was getting warm now.
Ahead was the last climb to Fairfield.
Reached the summit of Fairfield at 873 metres, and it was a couple of degrees colder, a few people up there and some great views.
One of me and Glynn with St.Sunday Crag behind us, taken by a fellow climber.
As we were going off via Stone Arthur it was a descent back to Great Rigg.
Great views to the valley.
After what seemed a long descent, we reached Stone Arthur summit at 500 metres.
A final look up to Stone Arthur, quite a daunting view, like a castle.
Final figures from the Satmap showed a distance of 18.2 km and total ascent of 1247 metres, it was a lovely walk in good weather with great views, how good to be on the hills
by GarryH » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:07 pm
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by susanmyatt » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:44 pm
by Paul Webster » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:11 pm
by susanmyatt » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:51 pm
- Low level
- mid climb
- On top
by yokehead » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:35 pm
by susanmyatt » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:10 pm