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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