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Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close
Introduction to Walk 1823

Photo from the walk - Fairfield Horseshoe & Loughrigg from High Close

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km

Ascent - 3600 feet / 1091 metres

Time - 10 hours 40 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This variation of the Fairfield Horseshoe in the Lake District starts from High Close on the western edge of Loughrigg Fell. The route follows a clockwise direction offering a different perspective to the normal horseshoe route. It is a fairly strenuous and long day in the fells so ensure you have adequate provisions and enough daylight to complete the route. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Dove Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Heron Pike, High Pike, Low Pike, Nab Scar. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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