Fairfield

17th January 2009

 

 

Wainwright Guidebook

The Eastern Fells

 

 

Overview
Ascent: 873 Mtrs  2863 Ft
Wainwrights: 3  Stone Arthur,Great Rigg,Fairfield
Weather: Overcast Dry ,Windy On Tops
Parking: Lay- By Just Outside Grasmere On The A591
Area:  
Miles:  
Walking With: Stephen Harrison
Ordnance Survey: OL7 /OL5(1:25)
Time Taken:  
Route:  
 

Map and Photo Gallery

 
 

 
We managed to get a good parking spot on the A5091 An empty lay-by would you believe it! So it was just a case of finding the path through the cottages & up the steep tarmac road that runs along Greenhead Gill

Grasmere
 

Alcock Tarn
 

 

And stone Arthur summit comes in to view ,It was a case of diverting slightly as we got a little further nearer to  the summit, The path here was turning in to a stream in sections !


 
A view of the Eastern fells going left to right Easdale Tarn, Helm Crag with Grasmere Common & Steel Fell to the right & far left is Harrison Stickle

Heading up towards Great Rigg from Stone Arthur
 

Looking back
 

 
over Windermere with Rydal Fell to the right Sunburst over Rydal Beck with Windermere in the distance

 
 

 
 

 
Just a case of following these Cairns to Fairfield Summit & the wind had really picked here

St Sunday Crag seen from the Summit of Fairfield
 

Ste getting to grips with the biting wind at the summit Cairn
 

Phew that wind was really biting so much so we only made time for a hot drink & maybe eat the sandwiches little lower down ! So time to head back
 

 
 

 
Still quite away to go as yet the A591 is in view but still looks miles away , Time for a quick pint at the Travellers Rest me thinks to celebrate another job well done & one more  Wainwright done


 

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