Fairfield Horseshoe

Start point: Rydal (NY 365 062)

Rydal – Nab ScarHeron PikeRydal Fell Great RiggFairfield Hart Crag Dove Crag High Pike (Scandale)Low Pike – High Sweden Bridge – Ambleside – Rydal Park – Rydal

Distance: 12.9 miles     Total Ascent: 1281 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Sunny and warm. 27oC.

I knew it was going to be a warm one today – it was 23oC when I set off from Rydal this morning! It was hot and muggy with a welcome breeze on the higher parts, and very quiet up on the Fairfield Horseshoe. Angus and Casper kept themselves cool by wallowing in mud, glorious mud that baked on in the sun, and is proving impossible to get off.

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