How long is the Fairfield Horseshoe walk?
The Fairfield Horseshoe is an absolute classic Lake District walk and deserves its popularity, rewarding the walker with fine views overlooking much of Lakeland. As distance goes it is not excessively far: 16.4km (10.2 miles), it’s the ups and downs on both ridges that take their toll.
Where is the Fairfield Horseshoe?
The Fairfield horseshoe is a popular Lake District walk starting and finishing in Ambleside (Grid ref. NY 375045). A shorter version is detailed in walk 1170. From the centre of Ambleside take the Kirkstone Road for a short way turning down the first lane on the left.
Which wainwrights are on the Fairfield Horseshoe?
The eight Wainwrights on the route are: Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Great Rigg, High Pike (Scandale), Heron Pike (Rydal), Low Pike and Stone Arthur.
Which Fells are on the Fairfield Horseshoe?
Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag and Hart Crag stand in the way of the fell which gives the horseshoe its name, Fairfield. Then it’s on to Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar to complete the octet.
Is Fairfield Horseshoe hard?
We walked the Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside, finishing at Rydal in October. It took us around 6 / 7 hours. It’s a relatively straightforward walk with well defined paths and spectacular views. It passes over 8 Wainwright summits, so you can tick a few of these off on the way.
How many wainwrights are on the Fairfield horseshoes?
Fairfield Horseshoe similar to Kenterme Horseshoe takes in eight Wainwrights. The stunning scenery and dramatic views from the tops of the fells provide an unrivaled experience with the opportunity to experience the best of the Lake District fells.
How many wainwrights is Fairfield Horseshoe?
How many wainwrights Fairfield horseshoes?
What peaks at Fairfield Horseshoe?
The Fairfield Horseshoe Peaks: Fairfield – 873 metres. Hart Crag – 822 metres. Dove Crag – 792 metres. High Pike – 656 metres.
Is Heron Pike A Wainwright?
Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar. The Fairfield Horseshoe….Heron Pike (Rydal)
|Area:||Lake District – Eastern Fells|
|Classification:||Wainwright, Birkett, and Nuttall (also Synge and sub Sim)|
How long does it take to climb Heron Pike?
Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 55 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and trail running. This challenging route takes in some great views and peaks above Rydal and Grasmere.
How high is Alcock Tarn?
Although it is quite a short climb the tarn is in quite a high position, reaching a height of over 1200ft or 365 metres. The walk start from the good sized White Moss Common car park off the A591 near Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake.