Fairfield Horseshoe - Trek Training

A view of the Fairfield Horseshoe in the Lake District

1. Fairfield Horseshoe - Lake District

Saturday 7 May 2022.

A high level guided trek training walk as  part of a small group starting from Ambleside.  With many summits and magnificent views this horseshoe is one of the best in the district. 


Key Facts 

Distance:  18km/ 11 miles

Highest Point:  873m/2864ft 

Total Ascent:  1055m/3444ft

Approx. Time: 6-7 hours (dependent on party's overall pace)


The Route

Starting in the popular town of Ambleside, the route takes us via Rydal Hall onto the mountain of Fairfield (873m/2864), and back via the two ridges either side of the Rydal Beck.  It includes several other summits, including Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, and High Pike.  On a clear day, the views are amazing throughout the walk, with countless other mountains in the distance and elevated views of Lake Windermere and Rydal Water.


Please note: 

The route described may vary according to participants level of ability, progress and weather conditions. Please be aware that the terrain may be steep, hilly, rocky and boggy in places. Participants must be fit and able to complete a full day out on the hills and be comfortable walking all day with small breaks. 


The cost to join this walk is £38 per person.  Please book and pay below. 

Fairfield Horseshoe - Lake District. Saturday 7 May 2022.


  • Fully booked

Meeting Place and Time

We meet at at 8.30am, to leave promptly for 8.45am.

We meet at the Pay and Display car park on Rydal Road in Ambleside at 8.30am (postcode LA22 9AN ).

Details will be confirmed with you when you book. 

Further Information

What to wear and bring with you on Trek Training Walks
PWA General Information - Trek Training
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the village of Rydal is ideal, or the nearest town is Ambleside.