Hill Guide


Address: England
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Height(m) 873
Height(ft) 2864
Our Rating Rating is 4 out of 5
Location Lake District: Eastern Fells
National Park Lake District
Grid Reference NY358117
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Hill Classification Trail 100, Wainwright

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Average reviews rating is 4.5

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Ranked 8 of 13 hills in Lake District: Eastern Fells

Wow factor

rating is 5

Route variety

rating is 4


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LFTO Review

A hunched gorilla of a mountain, Fairfield holds dominant sway over the Lakeland cuttings of Grisedale and the Rydal valley at the head of two fine horseshoe walks. The summit is a chevron-shaped plateau whose north face collapses into a myriad of crags and buttresses that belie its bulky but gentle profile from the south. Truly a mountain of two very distinct moods, and one of the very finest viewpoints
in the Lake District.

Best route: the classic Fairfield horseshoe, from Rydal. It’s a classic for a reason.


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  • It is a classic!


    User's Overall Rating rating is 4.5

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    Wow factorrating is 5
    Route varietyrating is 4
    Viewsrating is 5

    I love this route, and make sure that I do it every time that I am up in the Lakes. I prefer the clockwise route going up Nab Scar. It provides great views back down the lake, or at the top of St Sundays or Hellvellyn. It actually provides the most vertical in terms of the horseshoes aorund that area. If you are also feeling like a bit more of a challenge you can head off at Dove Crag and put in Red Screes as well!

    (Written by: brettjmcc)

    02 October 2009 14:33