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The Fairfield Horseshoe


Where: Fairfield Horseshoe, Ambleside, Lake District
When: Various dates
How long: 6-8 hours
Type: Walking
Grade: Intermediate
Wainwrights: 8
Price: £30,(includes packed lunch from our cafe, Cafe Altitude in Ambleside)

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Join us on a day walk along the Fairfield Horseshoe just outside of Ambleside in the heart of the Lake District. The Fairfield Horseshoe is one of the classic horseshoes of the Lake District and takes in 8 Wainwrights, including Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Dove Crag.

Meet at our cafe in Ambleside, Cafe Altitude (above the climbing wall) at 9am for a coffee and briefing before heading off through Rydal park and start climbing upwards to Nab Scar. Once we reach the top of Nab Scar the path gets gentler as we carry on up and over Lords Crag, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and eventually reach Fairfield. The horseshoe offers spectacular views all the way up and once you reach Fairfield you can see north to Helvellyn and even further towards Skiddaw and Blencathra.

From here we’ll carry on to Hart Crag, Dove Crag and further on over High Pike and Low Pike with fantastic views over Windemere and the coast, before dropping down and back into Ambleside.

Thursday 14th April
Wednesday 20th April
Monday 9th May
Wednesday 25th May
Tuesday 14th June
Monday 4th July
Tuesday 19th July