2nd October 2003

Fairfield Horseshoe almost.


Walk Overview
Time 08:45 to 16:45
Duration 8 hr
Distance 8.8 mile
Ascent 3422 ft
Walking with Eddie Farrell
Rydal - Rydal Church - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Link Hause - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Rydal Beck - Birk Hagg
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Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking next to Rydal Church

The roadside parking area runs from the church up hill towards Rydal Mount. Even though there is room for quite a few cars, this is a very popular place indeed and you will need to arrive early if you hope to get a space.

Just around the corner you'll find the Badger Bar offering food and drink.

The parking is actually free, but there is an honest box on the fence next to the church for those who are grateful for a days cheap parking.


Route Map

Windermere from Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from nab Scar

Heron Pike

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Looking across to Great Rigg and Fairfield

Sheepfold by Rydal Beck

Fairfield from Great Rigg

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Helvellyn range from Fairfield

Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal from Fairfield

Looking over to High Street range from Rydal Head

Place Fell and Angle Tarn Pikes from Hart Crag

Looking over Dove Crag from Hart Crag

Between Dove Crag and High Pike

Sheepfold by Scandale Beck

Scandale Pass form near High Pike

Drystone wall between High Pike and Low Pike

Looking back to High Pike and Low Pike

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