Half a horseshoe

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By Lakeviewlad on 04/11/19 at 7:07pm (last edited 04/11/19 at 7:10pm)

After 6 weeks away from the fells I decided it was time to get out walking again so I caught the bus to Ambleside and headed for Fairfield via the eastern side of the horseshoe. I walked the western side back in February and unlike then I was surprised how quite it was. I only saw six people all the way to the summit, which for a Saturday morning I was delighted with. I don't normally go up if the fells are in clag but I made an exception this time and actually enjoyed it. The quietness and lack of breeze made it very serene and occasionally when the cloud broke I was treated to the excellent views this walk has to offer. I was a bit apprehensive after reading about the 'deep bog' on the way to Low Pike but on arrival I managed to hop my way through without any bother. Once on the summit the cloud disappeared and the views over to St Sunday Crag were stunning. I havnt bagged that one yet and these views certainly whetted my appetite. I then headed down to Great Rigg where I took the long path down to Stone Arthur and finished off at Grassmere. I'd fallen out of love a little with fells and just seemed walking them for the sake of it and perhaps not appreciating my surroundings enough. But after a little break this walk has reignited my excitement and I'm looking forward to completing the next 113 Wainwright fells on my list.

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