Author Topic: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe  (Read 551 times)

henryb

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I spent last week-end in Ambleside and opted for a walk from the hotel door step which involved no transport: the Fairfield Horseshoe. The weather forecasters predicted very good visibility in the afternoon after 3pm. I took a boat trip from Bowness to Ambleside in the morning and started the walk at 12.30pm. I opted for an anti-clockwise route starting on Low Pike and finishing on Nab Scar. Total distance was 20km taking 5.5 hours. This is a fantastic circular walk with good views from every summit on the round.


Wansfell, Low Pike and Windermere from High Pike:
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Coniston range from High Pike:
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Far eastern fells from Dove crag:
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Windermere from Hart crag:
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From the crinkles to Grisedale Pike:
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Helvellyn range from Fairfield:
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St Sunday crag from Fairfield:
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Making the descent from Fairfield:
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Seat Sandal and the western and NW fells:
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Zoom-in on Great Gable, Pillar and the high stile ridge:
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Windermere, Coniston Water and Grasmere Lake:
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Stone Arthur from Great Rigg:
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Heron Pike from Great Rigg:
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View from Heron Pike:
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Fells around Grasmere:
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Grasmere Lake, central and southern fells from Nab Scar:
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Zoom-in on Bowfell, Crinkles and Langdale Pikes:
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Rydal water and Windermere:
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Rydal water and the Coniston fells:
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Wansfell pike from Nab Scar:
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Ridge

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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #1 on: 19:16:31, 07/08/18 »
Lovely pictures Henry. It's a great walk and you had a stunning day for it.  O0
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #2 on: 19:23:51, 07/08/18 »
Fab photos henry and I am pleased you did the horseshoe the correct way round  O0  ;)
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #3 on: 20:14:04, 07/08/18 »
Great pics Henry as always O0
Nice weather you got ;)
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #4 on: 20:53:14, 07/08/18 »
Great stuff Henry Fab pics of a classic round O0
Next time you can try it the better way round ;D
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #5 on: 05:52:52, 08/08/18 »
Wow lovely pics must be 20 years since I walked it with my ex.
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #6 on: 07:10:22, 08/08/18 »
A lovely round.
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #7 on: 09:11:59, 08/08/18 »
Lovely pics Henry - and another congratulations from me for going the right way round  ;D


I particularly love the view of St Sunday's



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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #8 on: 09:17:28, 08/08/18 »
Very nice pics Henry O0
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #9 on: 08:59:10, 09/08/18 »
Fantastic! Cant wait to do the horseshoe again!
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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #10 on: 20:51:22, 12/08/18 »
Thanks for replies everyone :)

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Re: Blue sky day on the Fantastic Fairfield Horseshoe
« Reply #11 on: 15:43:39, 18/08/18 »
Looks fantastic, why did this weather have to disappear when we arrived?  ::)