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Ambleside High Level: Fairfield Horseshoe

Car based walk with Andy Buckley & Jon Buckland.

10.7 mi



This walk starts from the large Rydal Rd car park at the North end of Ambleside (facilities available).This is one of the most spectacular high level ridge walks in The Lakes. We leave Ambleside and walk through the beautiful grounds of Rydal Hall before we start the main section of ascent, there will be plenty of breaks during this time. Once we get up onto the ridge you will realise that the ascent was worth it as on a clear day with good views of the rest of the lakes and the biggest lake of them all (actually it is the sea!) The ridge walk itself is undulating throughout. On the return leg of the horseshoe the descent is pretty steep in places but the sense of acheivement you have once you look back and seen what you have just done is exhilarating. Once back in Ambleside we will be visiting The Unicorn Pub for a drink or two. For those Wainwright geeks among us ( for which I freely admit I am one) there are seven Wainwrights in this walk.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

07:30: Meet at Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG for lift share organising.

07:45: Cars will leave for the walk start (Ambleside).

09:30: Walk starts at Ambleside.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints: Rydal Hall, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike


Please be aware a large number of people are going up on Friday evening and spending the entire weekend there to do both walks. If you are only coming for the day please ensure you have sorted out transport for yourself to avoid disappointment.

22-6-2013 07:30 22-6-2013 20:00:00 Europe/London Ambleside High Level: Fairfield Horseshoe Ambleside MAD Walkers
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