Fairfield

Overview
Height: 2,863 Feet - 873 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 358 117
Area: Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: One

The whole mass constitutes a single geographical unit and the main summit Is Fairfield, a grand mountain with grand satellites in support. No group of fells in the district exhibits a more striking contrast on appearance when surveyed from opposite sides than this lofty Fairfield group.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

 

Cofa Pike, Fairfield and Gawk Cove from Deepdale Hause.

Fairfield from Grisedale Hause.

Link Hause.

Green How End, Cofa Pike and Deepdale Hause from Deepdale.

Fairfield, Great Rigg and Seat Sandale seen over Grisedale Tarn.

The Step, Fairfield.

Fairfield from Great Rigg.

Looking east over a cloud inversion from Fairfield summit.

 

There are 14 walks to choose from including Fairfield

Fairfield via Rydal Head

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28th May 2017
ASCENT: 3,763 Feet - 1,146Metres
MILES: 10.3
WAINWRIGHTS: 2, Fairfield - Seat Sandal
ROUTE: A591 - Grasmere - Rydal Coffin Route - Rydal - Rydal Valley - Rydal Beck - Rydal Head - Link Hause - Fairfield - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Seat Sandal South Ridge - Mill Bridge - A591
 

Fairfield via Deepdale and The Step

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15th April 2017
ASCENT: 3,627 Feet - 1,106 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Fairfield - St Sunday Crag - Birks
ROUTE: Ruskin Museum - Church Beck - Miners Bridge – Coppermines Valley – Simons Nick – Levers Water – Black Sails - Swirl Hause - Sam Bottom - Great How Crags - Levers Hawse - Brim Fell - Brim Fell Rake - Levers Water - Coppermines Valley - Miners Bridge - Ruskin Museum
 

Helvellyn to Stone Arthur

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3rd December 2016
ASCENT: 3,913 Feet - 1,192 Meters
MILES: 8.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Swirls - Browncove Crags - Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - High Crag - Dollywagon Pike - Grisedale Tarn - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur- Greenhead Gill - Michael's Nook - A591
 

Into the great wide open, Fairfield from Dunmail Raise

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30th October 2016
ASCENT: 3,404 - 1,038 Meters
MILES: 8.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Seat Sandal - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur
ROUTE: Dunmail Raise - Seat Sandal - Grisdale Tarn - Grisdale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - Greenhead Gill - Michael's Nook - A591 - Dunmail Raise
 

A Deepdale Horseshoe

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8th October 2016
ASCENT: 3,448 Feet - 1,051 Meters
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Arnison Crag - Birks - St Sunday Crag - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Hartsop above How
ROUTE: Patterdale - Arnison Crag - Trough Head - Birks - St Sunday Crag - Deepdale Hause - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Hartsop Above How - Deepdale Bridge - A592 – Patterdale
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 3 The Fairfield Horseshoe

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14th February 2016
ASCENT: 4,436 Feet - 1'352 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 9, Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike
ROUTE: Pelter Bridge - A591 - Rydal Mount - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Greenhead Gill - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike - Low Sweden Copice - Rydal Park - Rydal Mount - A591 - Pelter Bridge
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 17 -The Fairfield Horseshoe

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20th June 2015
ASCENT: 3,558 Feet - 1,085 Metres
MILES: 11.3
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: 10, Dove Crag - Hart Crag - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Rydal Fell (NY 356 095) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 093) Rydal Fell (NY 356 092) - Rydal Fell (NY 356 091) - Erne Crag - Heron Pike
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Nook Lane - Nook End Farm - Low Sweden Bridge - Low Pike - High Pike – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Erne Crag - Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

An alternative Fairfield Horseshoe

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29th November 2014
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet – 1,372 Meters
MILES: 13.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Red Screes – Little Hart Crag – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: Miller Bridge – Rothay Park – Ambleside – Kirkstone Road – Snarker Pike – Red Screes – Scandale Pass – Little Hart Crag – Bakestones Moss – Dove Crag – Hart Crag – Link Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Rydal Hall – Rydal Park – Scandale Bridge – Ambleside – Miller Bridge
 

A Grisedale Horseshoe via Striding Edge


13th September 2013
ASCENT: 4,934 Feet – 1,540 Meters
MILES: 11.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – Dollywagon Pike  – Seat Sandal – Fairfield – St Sunday Crag – Birks – Arnison Crag
ROUTE: Patterdale – Grisedale – Striding Edge – Helvellyn – Nethermost Pike – High Crag – Dollywagon Pike – Grisedale Tarn – Seat Sandal – Grisedale Hause – Fairfield – Cofa Pike – Deepdale Hause – St Sunday Crag – Birks – Trough Head – Arnison Crag – Oxford Crag – Patterdale
 

Fairfield to Nab Scar via Little Tongue Gill


16th February 2014

ASCENT: 2,683 Feet, 818 Meters
MILES: 7.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar
ROUTE: A591 – Mill Bridge – Little Tongue Gill – Hause Riggs – Hause Moss – Grisedale Hause – Fairfield – Great Rigg – Heron Pike – Nab Scar – Alcock Tarn – Forest Side Plantation – Michaels Nook – A591 – Mill Bridge
 

The Deepdale Horseshoe

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8th September 2013
ASCENT: 3,450 Ft, 1,052 Meters
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Birks – St Sunday Crag – Fairfield – Hart Crag – Hartsop Above How
ROUTE: Bridgend – A592 – Glenamara Park – Thornhow End – Birks – St Sunday Crag – Deepdale Hause – Cofa Pike – Fairfield – Link Hause – Hart Crag – Hartsop Above How – Gale Crag – Bridgend
 

The Fairfield Horseshoe

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28th May 2011
ASCENT: 3,420 Feet
MILES: 9
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike (Scandale) & Low Pike
ROUTE:  
 

St Sunday Crag

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18th April 2010
ASCENT: 873 Mtrs 2,863 Ft
MILES: 9.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag, Birks
ROUTE:  
 

Fairfield

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17th January 2009
ASCENT: 873 Mtrs  2863 ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 3  Stone Arthur,Great Rigg,Fairfield
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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