Cancelled! Fairfield from Patterdale – Sunday 10th September 2017

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Start time: 9:15
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)

Strenuous 10 miles / 16.1 km

Meet time: 9.15am

Start time:9.30am

Meet point: Outside Patterdale Post Office.  NY396158

Parking:  A couple of car parks in Patterdale belonging to the hotels – usually charge about £4-5 for the day

Description: From Patterdale, after detouring slightly to avoid the road walk, we will climb the long steady ridge over Hartsop Above How, over the valleys of Deepdale and Dovedale to either side.  From Hartsop Above How the ridge continues to climb to the summit of Hart Crag and then the path heads north west to the summit of Fairfield.

Our descent from Fairfield takes us via the rocky ridge over Cofa Pike descending to Deepdale Hause before the easy climb up to the summit of St Sundays Crag.  Dropping down we head over Birks and on to Arnison Crag before a short descent back to Patterdale.

Distance: ~10 miles

Ascent: ~800m

Time: 6-7 hours

Difficulty: Strenuous

Please text Mel on 07584303975 by 6pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk.

The walk leader reserves the right to cancel the walk or modify the route dependent on weather conditions

Sun 11th June – Fairfield Horseshoe

Description: This is another iconic Lakeland round, taking in 8 Wainwright fells. It would be ideal for those working their way to doing all 214 fells or anyone needing a bit of practice for the 10 in 10 event which takes place on the 24th of June.

Start/Finish Point: Outside the Ambleside tourist information office, NY 377 045, LA22 9BS

Meet Time: 9.00am Start Time: 9.15am

Route: We head out of Ambleside, walking on the pavement alongside the A591 before turning right into the grounds of Rydal Hall. The path takes us to the start of our main ascent up to the top of Nab Scar. From here it is simply a case of following a path up hill to Heron Pike, Great Rigg and finally Fairfield where we will stop in the shelter for lunch. Suitably refreshed we walk east toward the top of Hart Crag and then Dove Crag. From here the path descends to High Pike and finally Low Pike before taking us back to Ambleside.

High Point: Fairfield (873m)
Length: Approx 12/13 miles
Time: Approx 7-8 hours (depending on pace)
Grade: Strenuous

Car Parking: There is various parking in Ambleside including pay & display and on street parking.

Leader: Tom
As this is quite a mountainous route please bring appropriate clothing and footwear, as well a packed lunch. I reserve the right to modify the route or cancel the walk depending on our progress or the weather conditions. Please bring a torch or head torch in case we are delayed in getting back.

Please let Tom know on 07760 660113 before 6pm on Saturday if you plan on coming on this walk or have any questions.