Fairfield

Area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County:Westmorland and Furness
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, and High Hill of Britain
(also Clem, Sim, Fellranger, Synge, and Tump)
Height:873.3m (with a drop of 300.3m)
Maps:OL5(S) Explorer or 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY358117         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:embedded outcrop within cairn/shelter
Notes:rock 20m SW at NY 35861 11736 is 0.3m lower
Daylight:dawn 03:52, sunrise 04:44, sunset 21:34, dusk 22:26
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.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: 3mz0, @woody (twice), abbyrich1965@aol.com (twice), adgl, AGJ64, ahampson (x4), ajpicky1995, Alan0409, alanm9, albee23, Alexwalking123, amyhadz, andrew_poyner, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, andypresley, annie26793, anthbowles, Ashleighatkinson, AskewUrchin, atessa, awall, Bazwell (twice), Becky28, beeeeeh, bentonrambler, beth, Biggeoff, Bilberry, Billygoat75, Biscuits17, Bluebeard, boromonkey, bryanatk, Burgpa, c14r4n, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x10), Carolwildbird (x3), cat wakelin, ccoleby, CEW, charlottegetsaround, chloealina, Chris the rambler, chrisfry35 (x10), ClaireN, CodyJ, Cowles, daleheadged, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Daver64, davew, David_F (x13), DavidMBurnett, Daz Graham, DG123, digby, distantecho, DJSibbald (twice), dmthurlow (twice), domusmantell, DrewBrown, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22 (x3), Dunkman (twice), Econ, Ejuk, elbog_20, Elina, Entropy, Felltopper, Fellwalker, fellwalker68 (twice), fizzerfox (twice), Floydian1, frizzwig, frothyraptor, gallowshill (x3), Garlar, GaryR (twice), Gav Laa, gbh, gdh200, gerard.hurst, Gillian7660, gilly_3886, Ginty, gossy251, goth_angel, GraemeLackford, griff44, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier (x11), HayleyT, Hench, hhampson, hillbilly (twice), HollySalaman, Homesick Scorrie, Hubbards, hydrocairns, hydroxides, Iainp21, IanBlythe, iggsypoo (twice), Iky3768, Itismegann, Ivesylew, JackKendall, jackyburke80@yahoo.com, James48 (twice), James82, James_scott, Jandy (x4), Jasimo16, jcolvinjarvis, jegger (twice), Jesspeace, jezsheona, jimboslice921, Jimearl6 (twice), JJH94, jkpole, JMCM, joanne.hemming@hotmail.com, jodyd, johngraham5056@aol.com, Jojo777, JonP7, jonsteward, jtrslade, Jul3scorn3ll (twice), JulesMC, Kanianne (x4), KarenWAL4, Katherined (x8), Katie McBride, kenzie, kevharris73, Kieranatt98, King of the Tops, kisgoni, koczur, kwetal, Lakeviewlad, Lambo330, Lancashire Lad (x3), Lb2007, leedrich (twice), Lenny0018, lfaulder, livebox, lludwinski, lucygordonxo, Luizawoods, Luly, Mandbar (twice), mariablky (x3), MarjWatson, markexploring (twice), markhallam (twice), mattmanutd, McLeish, Michaelholbrow, michaelrusman@hotmail.com, Michal7, MickRadford, Mikew92 (twice), mintcake, MmacD11 (twice), motley 55 (x3), MouldyHazell, Mountain Zulu, Mudpie, munrobracket, Nathaniel Hillman (x3), navdave (x3), neil_h, Nottspanther, onceuponatime (twice), Orayner15, pah800 (twice), pandy, Paul Mansour, PaulSpink, PDB1963, Petemoss (x17), peterb (twice), Peterfishwick (twice), pwb999, racheljanemchugh, rampton60, RayK, Rebecca55, Ricey, Richiemaryport, rileyjayde, Rmully, RobbyMoggy, roro1978, Rudi2309, RuslandRambler (x5), russellporter12, samross, samuelturner96, Sarahlucas, sgrice56, sharpshooter1969, shivtc@yahoo.co.uk (x4), Shortnick, Simonknighton, skiddawlittleboy, Skipper, slamiga, Smoo1610, sophielucywalking, SophieWalker, spookyfish, springfishblue (x3), Squareybee, starfury6, SteelFellLover, Stephenmshanks, Steve1607, Steve18566, steve71, stevegunter, StevetheRover (x4), Stewart Sanderson, Stoney, Strangerclur, StuartL, Susanna (twice), Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), The Ozard, thehappymundays, ThinArthur (twice), ThrowerBell, Tiff18, Tirama, Tony Roberts, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, Toohey100, Toy poodle, Traverse, Trevor123, Tricia15, trina, tunebluez, Union1, Vicksey22, vickyhodgson86, vinmac, Walmo124, walsh581, Wayne-1977, We11za, wezboyes@hotmail.com (x3), wittonweavers, wolfgangb, Wrighty41, XanderPY (twice), and yorkmunrobagger (twice).

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