BB0615 Fairfield Horseshoe

Tuesday 13th June 2006

Pushed for time so only the briefest of reports this time (thank goodness, do I hear?). This was essentially a training session for the High Street QH2QH big one (BB0617) so was pursued at a fairly vigorous pace by Bryan, Stan and me.

Route:  Fairfield Horseshoe from Rydal Hall clockwise.  8 Wainwrights: Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike.  Cut back across the fields (of dead sheep) and stream at the end to save a mile or so.  Distance 9 miles and 3,376 feet of climbing.

Weather: a little disappointing- we had expected the cloud to break but apart from the odd patch of blue, the day was rather greyer than merited by the bottle of sun lotion that I bought on route (so it was my fault the sun never got out!).  Quite a chilly wind when we stopped.


The approach to Fairfield


Fairfield summit

Views: extensive, most of the lake district peaks, 8 lakes and at least 3 large tarns and extensive examination of the High Street skyline!


Don, 13th June 2006


9.0 miles

Height climbed:
3,376 feet

 Map reference:
See Map

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike,
Low Pike. 




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  • BB0631  Coppermines
  • BB0630  Relocation, Relocation, Relocation
  • BB0629  Stone Arthur and a Mystery Plume
  • BB0628  Knocking off Wainwrights.  Oh! Plus Skiddaw!
  • BB0627  Blencathra and the Mungrisdale Round
  • BB0626  The Deepdale Round
  • BB0625  Les Garçons de la Botte
  • BB0624  The Crookdale Horseshoe and then some
  • BB0623  Selside Pike revisited
  • BB0622  Round the Dunny!
  • BB0621  The Malham Experience
  • BB0620  Newlands Horseshoe
  • BB0619  Old Man Succumbs!
  • BB0618  Kentmere Horseshoe
  • BB0617 QH2QH High Street (the length thereof)
  • BB0616 Thornthwaite Beacon
  • BB0615  Fairfield Horseshoe
  • BB0614  High Street Racecourse
  • BB0613 The Coledale Round
  • BB0612  Well, Well, Well, Wansfell and Troutbeck Tongue      
  • BB0611  Carlin Gill
  • BB0610  Whitbarrow, Yewbarrow and a history lesson
  • BB0609  Clough Head and Great Dodd
  • BB0608  The Corpse Road and beyond
  • BB0607  Grim Fell!
  • BB0606  A Bit on the Side.....
  • BB0605  Angle Tarn with Surprises! 
  • BB0604  Hart Cragg via Dovedale
  • BB0603  Islands in the Sky with Brocken Spectres
    (or High Street via Gardiner's Grind)
  • BB0602  Holme Fell, Black Fell and Electric  Eyes
  • BB0601  Ingleborough
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