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It is recommended that you console your map of the area
you intend to walk in for the correct route as the walks
mentioned are an overview.
|A very popular walk with excellent views.
The main difficulty would be the summit of Fairfield
can be misleading in mist and cloud.
A fairly steep descent at Nab Scar.
The car park near the
Police Station - AMBLESIDE.
not to Scale
AMBLESIDE - Starting point and Finish
From the car park cross over the road turn right for
a short distance then ascend the Kirkstone Road for
a short distance looking for Nook Lane.
Follow Nook Lane to Nook End Farm which will lead you
onto Low Sweden Bridge then gradually rising as you
go through the fields.
Keep heading northwards until you arrive at High Brock
Crags from here the path follows the stone wall.
At Low Pike there is a small scramble, this can be avoided
by going slightly right. From the cairn of Low Pike
following the wall you will arrive at High Pike and
After descending slightly then with a gradually ascent
you will reach the stony ridged top of Hart Crag.
There is a steep dip into Link Hause then is followed
by a stony ascent, gradually the ascent eases and then
paths leads quickly to the plateau of Fairfield where
great views can be seen and by exploring the northern
and north eastern areas of the plateau.[There
are a number of shelter cairns the central cairn being
the best place of shelter].
On leaving the plateau of Fairfield ensuring the correct
route is selected [correct knowledge
of map and compass skills especially in mist and cloud
conditions is a must] by heading east slightly
then go south to find the plunge down the western side
of the horseshoe.
Dip over Calf Cove and then ascend to the cairn top
of Great Rigg [Greatrigg Man] heading for Heron Pike
enjoying the views as you go with the views of Grasmere,
Windermere, Coniston and Ambleside.
A steep descend of Nab Scar has been made easier by
recent work on the path with views of Rydal Water can
be seen eventually arriving at the road at Rydal Mount.
There is a track that bears off to the left which passes
above Rydal Hall and across Rydal Beck which leads through
Rydal Park onto the road just outside Ambleside with
the car park being on your right after a short distance.
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