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Dove Crag & Red Screes - Scandale Horseshoe
Introduction to Walk 3423

Photo from the walk - Dove Crag & Red Screes - Scandale Horseshoe

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 3000 feet / 909 metres

Time - 7 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This Lake District walk follows the high ground surrounding Scandale to the north of Ambleside. The route includes a section of the Fairfield Horseshoe before descending to Scandale Pass. An ascent of Red Screes completes the horseshoe route. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Dove Crag, High Crag, Low Crad, Red Screes. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Walk 1002
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1170
A shortened version of the Fairfield Horseshoe
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1023
Wansfell Pike & Wansfell from Ambleside
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Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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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

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Loughrigg from Pelter Bridge near Rydal
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Red Screes & Other Fells from Ambleside
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Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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Skelwith Bridge & Loughrigg from Elterwater
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Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1684
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Lingmoor Fell & Langdale from Elterwater
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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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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