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.
Height(m) : 873
Height(ft) : 2864
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Location : Lake District: Eastern Fells
National Park : Lake District
Grid Reference : NY358117
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