A fine mountain, particularly if climbed as part of the "Fairfield Horsehoe", taking in Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Dove Crag and High Pike (approx 12 miles). Best done in the order given above, starting from Rydal (bus from Ambleside) and returning via High Sweden Bridge to Ambleside.

Elevation (feet): 2,864
Elevation (meters): 873
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Lake District
Latitude: 54.4971
Longitude: -2.99165
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Ambleside

Thanks to Gordon L. Hewstone for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 3 trip reports for Fairfield.

  • Log #18451 - by Les Taylor on July 25, 20043.00 stars
    Ascended via the coast to coast route from Grasmere. This is a fine route as the first part to the ridge above Grizedale Tarn is straightforward and the ascent to the top is a bit more challenging....
  • Log #18452 - by Sue & Philip Powell on June 05, 20043.00 stars
    Completed Fairfield Horseshoe. Lovely walk. Great scenery.
  • Log #18453 - by Gordon L. Hewstone on July 29, 20033.00 stars
    An excellent mountain in fine weather - easy to get lost on in mist. Also note that there is little running water on the Fairfield Horseshoe route and considerable descent is required to reach any...