A summer walk around the Fairfield  Horseshoe

A long and tiring walk around an absolutely fantastic arc from Ambleside. This walk takes in 8 Wainwright summits in a 12 mile walk. The views (in good weather) are as good as it gets in the Lake District. Tony and Myself did this walk in July 2010 and were lucky enough to have fantastic weather making it a superb days walking. A well earned pint in Ambleside rounded off a superb day.

Setting out from Ambleside, Nab Scar is the 1st of 8 Wainwright Sumitts on the route


A beautifully calm Rydal water from the ascent to nab Scar


Looking accross towards the Langdales


The view accross to Loughrig fell


Me on the next route summit, Heron Pike looking in the background the route takes in Great Rigg followed by Fairfield


Tony checks his GPS on the summit of Heron Pike


The view from Fairfield


On Fairfield summit with the path we have just followed visible over Great Rigg and Windermere in the background


St Sunday Cragg from Fairfield Summit


The Craggs descending in to Deepdale


Looking back to Fairfield Summit from Hart Crag


The descent from Low Pike back towards Ambleside


Ambleside draws closer after the 11 mile walk

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