Area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL5(S) Explorer or 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY358117         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Notes:several cairns and rocks up to 30m W and S may be as high
Daylight:dawn 07:25, sunrise 08:02, sunset 17:49, dusk 18:26
External links:Wikipedia

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Rydal Head, Fairfield, Hart Crag
Rydal Head, Fairfield, Hart Crag

In mist the flat, grass and stony, plateau with its many cairns can be an intimidating place. East and north lay crags falling into upper Deepdale, a remote and inhospitable place to be lost. Often climbed from the south near Ambleside the Fairfield horseshoe presents the walker with grass slopes and high skylines.

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody (twice), abbyrich1965@aol.com (twice), adgl, AGJ64, ahampson (x3), Alan0409, alanm9, albee23, amyhadz, andrew_poyner, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, anthbowles, AskewUrchin, atessa, awall, Becky28, bentonrambler, beth, Bilberry, Biscuits17, bryanatk, Burgpa, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x10), Carolwildbird (x3), ccoleby, CEW, charlottegetsaround, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisfry35 (x10), CodyJ, Cowles, daleheadged, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Daver64, davew, Daz Graham, DG123, digby, distantecho, DJSibbald (twice), domusmantell, DrewBrown, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22 (x3), Dunkman (twice), Econ, Ejuk, elbog_20, Entropy, Fellwalker, fellwalker68 (twice), fizzerfox (twice), Floydian1, frizzwig, frothyraptor, gallowshill (x3), GaryR (twice), Gav Laa, gbh, gdh200, gerard.hurst, Gillian7660, gilly_3886, Ginty, gossy251, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, griff44, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (twice), Hench, hhampson, hillbilly (twice), HollySalaman, Hubbards, hydrocairns, hydroxides, Iainp21, iggsypoo (twice), Iky3768, Ivesylew, JackKendall, jackyburke80@yahoo.com, James48 (twice), James82, James_scott, Jandy (x4), Jasimo16, jegger (twice), Jesspeace, jezsheona, JJH94, JMCM, joanne.hemming@hotmail.com, jodyd, johngraham5056@aol.com, jtrslade, JulesMC, Kanianne (twice), kisgoni, koczur, kwetal, Lakeviewlad, Lambo330, Lancashire Lad (x3), Lb2007, leedrich (twice), Lenny0018, livebox, lucygordonxo, Luizawoods, Luly, Mandbar, mariablky, MarjWatson, markhallam (twice), mattmanutd, McLeish, michaelrusman@hotmail.com, Michal7, Mikew92 (twice), motley 55 (x3), MouldyHazell, munrobracket, Nathaniel Hillman, navdave (x3), neil_h, Nottspanther, Orayner15, pah800 (twice), pandy, Paul Mansour, PaulSpink, PDB1963, peterb (twice), Peterfishwick, pwb999, racheljanemchugh, rampton60, rileyjayde, RobbyMoggy, RuslandRambler (x3), russellporter12, samross, Sarahlucas, sgrice56, shivtc@yahoo.co.uk (x4), Shortnick, skiddawlittleboy, Skipper, Smoo1610, spookyfish, springfishblue (twice), Squareybee, starfury6, SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, Steve1607, Steve18566, steve71, stevegunter, StevetheRover (x4), Stewart Sanderson, Stoney, Strangerclur, StuartL, Susanna (twice), Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), thehappymundays, ThinArthur, ThrowerBell, Tiff18, Tirama, Tony Roberts, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, Toy poodle, Traverse, Tricia15, trina, Vicksey22, vinmac, walsh581, Wayne-1977, wezboyes@hotmail.com (twice), wittonweavers, wolfgangb, XanderPY, and yorkmunrobagger (twice).

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 21 properties offering rooms near Fairfield. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£467-3072 per week
4.6km (2.9 miles) away, sleeps 4
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£469-2909 per week
4.6km (2.9 miles) away, sleeps 2
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£408-3545 per week
4.9km (3.1 miles) away, sleeps 5

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