Author Topic: An alternative Fairfield Horseshoe/epic day in the East/winter wonderland part 2  (Read 314 times)

henryb

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Following on from my first report, after summiting Fairfield I made my descent to Great Rigg. I was walking on snow and noticed that the southern fells seemed to have a lot of snow as well. Conversely, the NW fells hardly had any. It was a view of two halves. When I got to Great Rigg I decided to descend to Grasmere via Stone Arthur. I hadn't visited Stone Arthur before and Grasmere is my favourite Lakeland village. I got back to Grasmere shortly after 3pm and got the 599 service back to Ambleside at 3.30pm. The descent from Fairfield to Grasmere took 1.5 hours.


The western and southern fells from Fairfield:
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The western and NW fells from Fairfield:
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Westwards panorama from Fairfield:
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Crinkles, Bowfell and Langdale Pikes:
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Great Rigg from Fairfield:
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The western, central and southern fells from Great Rigg:
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Coniston fells and Lingmoor fell:
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Wansfell and Windermere from Great Rigg:
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Windermere and Grasmere Lake:
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Descending to Stone Arthur:
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Greenburn Horseshoe fells:
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Grasmere and the central fells from Stone Arthur descent:
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The Lion and the Lamb:
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Helm crag and Steel Fell:
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pdstsp

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Love those pictures - that's a lovely walk and you're right about the North West fells - very sparse winter conditions up there on Sunday.  Fairfield horseshoe is a walk I want to do again - last time I did it the light was poor and I was underwhelmed - you're pictures have certainly whetted my appetite.

henryb

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Thanks pdstsp; I'd recommend an anti-clockwise route because the best views are reserved for the descent :)

pdstsp

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Thanks Henry - that's the way I did it last time and I agree - may have opened a can of worms though  ;D
Paul

April

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Great photos Henry, you had a nice day for it  O0

You are spot on, anti clockwise is the best way to do the Fairfield Horseshoe  O0  :)
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

Ridge

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More great photos of a cracking walk  O0
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

henryb

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Thanks April and Ridge :)  Sunday's weather was the opposite to Saturday's :)

redeye

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Some great photos there, nice one  O0