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A shortened version of the Fairfield Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 1170

Photo from the walk - A shortened version of the Fairfield Horseshoe

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 3410 feet / 1033 metres

Time - 8 hours 10 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

The Fairfield Horseshoe is a classic Lake District walk. This shortened version includes Low Pike, High Pike, Heron Crag, Dove Crag and Great Rigg and is perfect for those short winter days. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Dove Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, High Pike, Low Pike. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1002
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1023
Wansfell Pike & Wansfell from Ambleside
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 3519
High Sweden Bridge from Ambleside
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 3.0 miles / 4.9 km
Walk 3075
Ambleside and Rydal circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3423
Dove Crag & Red Screes - Scandale Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2026
1.0 miles / 1.7 km away
Loughrigg from Pelter Bridge near Rydal
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 3034
1.1 miles / 1.8 km away
Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 3697
2.1 miles / 3.4 km away
Loughrigg Fell from Skelwith Bridge
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 1823
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 1472
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Alcock Tarn, Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1565
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere village
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1682
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Rydal Water & Grasmere from Grasmere
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2715
2.9 miles / 4.7 km away
Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1684
2.9 miles / 4.7 km away
Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1141
3.0 miles / 4.8 km away
An Elterwater circular
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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