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Title: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: bricam2096 on 12:56:48, 06/03/19
On my long weekend in Ambleside I took advantage of the lovely unseasonable weather to walk the Fairfield Horseshoe, one of my favourite walks. I've walked it a few times but this time I decided to walk it anti-clockwise to get different scenery and to see if I preferred it that way (can't really say that I prefer walking it that way or clockwise)

Anyway, did a video of the walk which you can see here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMUyN29-erc

I also videoed the next 2 walks but recorded them in 4k mode to see what they would look like. Unfortunatley, my cheap and free editing software (windows movie maker) doesn't seem to support 4k so I'll have to look for suitable and cheap software  :-[
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: jimmy mac on 13:33:31, 06/03/19
IVE never done anti clockwise a must this year  O0
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: Ridge on 14:15:21, 06/03/19
I've also never walked it anticlockwise but it is a definite for this summer.
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: Strider on 14:18:48, 06/03/19
I've only ever walked FH anticlockwise so I must try it t'other way some time :D

Thanks for the vid Bri O0
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: April on 08:52:14, 08/03/19
I enjoyed your vid very much Bricam  O0 I will try to watch your other one at lunchtime  :)

Anti-clockwise is the correct direction to do the Fairfield Horseshoe  ;)
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: GinAndPlatonic on 09:05:55, 08/03/19
Beautiful scenery & looks like a cracking walk. I wish I lived closer. O0
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: pdstsp on 11:27:54, 08/03/19
Great video Bricam - and of course anti-clockwise is the right way  O0
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: bricam2096 on 20:06:27, 08/03/19
Thanks for the comments.  O0

Out of interest, why do people prefer the Anti-clockwise option? I can't really say I had a preference as going up meant having that wall to the left of me a long part of the journey which also means lack of views (on the plus side though it's a good shelter from the wind/rain/snow).

My views on the way down were a bit on the hazy side when I did it, sadly but at the bottom, it's a lovely walk through Rydal Estate back to Ambleside just to unwind your legs after the Nab Scar descent and steps.

It's a good walk in any direction  O0
Title: Re: VR - A Fairfield Horseshoe walk (anti-clockwise)
Post by: Innominate Man on 00:58:24, 09/03/19
Lovely video of a fabulous walk.
I don't think your editing software is that bad - it did a great job of removing people from the footage  :D   It makes it look as if you had the place to yourself.