Guided Walk 14/3/16 Fairfield Horseshoe


Monday was a glorious day on the Hill with Beth and John and we enjoyed a pleasant walk of the Fairfield Horseshoe, The day began by walking low level from Ambleside to Rydal which acted as a good warm up and got the legs going ahead of the steep climb up Nab Scar the severity of which was lessened by frequent stops to take in the scenery which was ever changing as we climbed higher and higher up.

Once on the ridgeline itself we made good time walking ever closer to the summit of Fairfield which was our goal lunch stop for the day. The Lake District did not disappoint with stunning views across the Langdales and towards the Scafell range which still had a decent covering of snow and having lunch while looking out towards Helvellyn and the infamous striding edge was very welcome.

As we turned towards home we spent the majority of the journey looking straight down the length of Windermere and towards Morecambe bay arriving back into the hustle and bustle of mid-afternoon in Ambleside in time for Beth and John to enjoy a well-deserved pint at the White Lion.

While the Fairfield Horseshoe does currently have some snow on it we found that it was completely avoidable on this day however that could change overnight if the weather turns however looking towards the higher fells such as Scafell an Helvellyn it did appear as if there was still a lot  of snow on those hills and so care ad appropriate equipment should be taken.


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