Today, I set off walking from the top of Dunmail Raise, not because I'm lazy or anything, I'm here because it's the easiest place to get to for a walk up Fairfield straight after work. For a few years now I've wanted to pay particular attention to Fairfield by walking a dozen different routes that all include Fairfield at some point on the walk. Originally I thought about doing one walk a month for a year but on two different years the idea had to be scrapped. Once because I walked somewhere else with someone and ended up missing the opportunity to walk here that particular month. The other occasion was last year, and because of the floods at the end of 2015 the main road was closed until May so that was the end of that.
As too many things could (and did) go wrong with my original idea I decided the best thing would be to start the walks in spring (today) and just walk them over a none specific period of time which would hopefully not drag on for too long. I keep telling myself "it's only 12 walks".
"Why Fairfield", you might ask. It's not my favorite fell, it just jumps out as somewhere that lends itself to being included in lots of different routes. Yes, the Fairfield Horseshoe will be included in the walks (once in each direction) but, hopefully this will show it has much more to offer if you put your mind to it.