Popular Mountain Challenge! 8 Mountains In 1 Day! Minibus Transport & Guide Included.
The Fairfield horseshoe is a great challenge to push yourself for a longer endurance walk. Starting with a steep climb at Nab Scar most of the height is gained. You’ll hit many Wain Wrights such as Nab scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. As you walk around the horseshoe, you’ll see Grasmere on your left then Helvellyn as you make your way to Fairfield. The walk back to Ambleside is a gradual incline back into the town as you look over Windermere.
This walk is great training for anyone wishing to take on the Yorkshire, or National 3 Peak Challenge.
It takes approximately 7 hours to walk the full 16.6km.
Height: 873 m (2,864 ft)
Time: 7 hours
On the day
8.00am - Pick-up 1 - One of our beautiful minibuses (Pictured below) will be parked waiting outside the National Express coach station on Chorlton Street, Manchester. Roughly 5 min walk from Piccadilly.
9.00am - Pick-up 2 - Lancaster Park and Ride, we will pull up at the bus stop opposite the back car park. (Free Parking all day)
9:45am - Service stop for refreshments for 20 minutes.
10:30am - We will arrive at Rydal Mount car park, a little introduction from our mountain leaders about the day and then begin our walk.
5pm - Arrive back down from walk latest with lots of smiles! Depart from car park.
5:45pm - Service stop for refreshments for 20 minutes.
7.30pm - Drop off 1 - Lancaster Park and Ride.
8:30pm - Drop off 2 - Arrive back at Chorlton Street, Manchester for departure. With some great memories!
*Times may change due to traffic and other circumstances.
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