Name:Fairfield
Hill number:2521
Height:873.3m / 2865ft
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Leven (Ulverston)
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall,
Wainwright, Birkett, High Hills of Britain, Synge, Fellranger,
Buxton & Lewis, Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Ma,Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,HHB,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:NY 35873 11754
Summit feature:embedded outcrop within cairn/shelter
Drop:300.3m
Col:573m  NY 3441 1207  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:rock 20m SW at NY 35861 11736 is 0.3m lower
Survey:Leica RX1250
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With Karl in the clag.John9226/06/2024
Day 27/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, with Catherine tackling the northern horseshoe up Fairfield around Deepdale from Patterdale, visiting Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. Lowish cloud covering the high tops, also breezy and drizzle at times. But some sunbeams coming through. 19km with 1160m ascent taking 7h 50m.Alan_70+03/06/2024
Day 19/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, the classic Fairfield Horseshoe, with Charlie, starting in Grasmere and finishing in Ambleside, visiting Nab Scar, Heron Pike (both summits), Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, and Low Pike. A super day, with clear views and plenty of sun. 20km with 1230m ascent taking 8h 20m.Alan_70+25/05/2024
Loop up Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag via Swirrel (18/05/2024 Catstye Cam, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag)nat57118/05/2024
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Pike N Top, Heron Pike & Nab Scar. 21km with 1070m ascent in 8h 40m.underhill13/05/2024
Parked on lane near Rydal Water CP, then walked along the road to Rydal Mount. Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike NT, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Little Hart Crag. Back to Ambleside via Scandale pass then along the road to the car. With RDan Baddeley11/05/2024
From St Sunday Crag, down to Hause Gap and then up Seat Sandal. Great views all round, chilly but clear day.jeffpl23/04/2024
With FelixHrimalf16/04/2024
The Deepdale Horseshoe from Bridgend with Chris. Taking in Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. The final four Wainwrights of my fourth round. Ready to start my Wainwright Challenge now for my fifth round. 17km with 1160m of ascent, taking us 8 hours on a decent weather day.silverwolf_alan31/03/2024
Fairfield Horseshoe (anticlockwise)MTansley31/03/2024
Fairfield Horseshoe (anticlockwise)J_tansley31/03/2024
With Frances on RBSHWC Grasmere weekendlangskill16/03/2024
https://www.komoot.com/tour/1450561636Modestas25/02/2024
Icy climbing up from Seat Sandal. Glad I was going up and not down. Light covering of snow on top. Great views. Cold wore 7 layers. Easy going down to Stone ArthurAdventurers530/01/2024
On a walk from Thirlmere to Ambleside, via Helvellyn and Fairfield. Watched sunset from the top of Fairfield before continuing to Ambleside by torchlight.alistairpooler25/11/2023
The Fairfield Horseshoe from Ambleside. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Pike N Top, Heron Pike & Nab Scar. 21km with 1270m ascent in 7h 40m.silverwolf_alan30/10/2023
Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike North Top, Heron Pike, Nab Scarkeithouk29/10/2023
R Richard Tait22/10/2023
7th time around the fabulous Fairfield Horseshoe, on a glorious sunny clear, calm autumn day, with low mist in the valleys to start. A beautiful day to be on the Lakeland Fells, with L. Overnight frost on the grass but warm in the sun then inevitably chilly in a breeze on top. Saw a lonesome foxhoud looking for its pack -peering into the corries, but ignoring us people. We heard a horn in the far distance. 26th ascent of Fairfield in total.Chris Pearson12/10/2023
Parked in Ambleside.anti clockwise Fairfield horseshoe with out and back addition of Stone Arthur. 6 hours 9 Wainwrights Wainwrights. Misty morning clearing to give great views.Longwojo08/10/2023
Hodgson brothers mountain relay leg 4fmw01/10/2023
From A591, Grasmere. 11.5 km, 880 m asc. To Winterseeds and by Tongue Gill to Grisedale Hause and Grisedale Tarn outflow. E up to join the ridge at Deepdale Hause. S to Cofa Pike, Fairfield and Great Rigg summits. Down by Stone Arthur. Warm and clear then thunderbolts and lighting. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720311194086SalmonJoe10/09/2023
Patterdale-Arnison Crag-Birks-St Sunday Crag-Cofa Pike-Fairfield-Seat Sandal-Helvellyn YH via Grisedalecampagvelocet04/09/2023
The Fairfield Horseshoe. Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Hart Crag - Dove Crag - High Pike - Low Pike.sms.3702/09/2023
Fairfield Horseshoe. Nab scar,Heroin pike,Stone arthur,Great rigg,Fairfield,Hart crag,Dove crag,High pike,Low pike. Hike with SiNicefish02/09/2023
Fairfield Horseshoe Me, Emma , Nick , Marymikethomas26/08/2023
the classic horseshoe routetrimarc209/08/2023
Fairfield Horseshoe. Summer Holiday with Simon to Ambleside August 2023.dancingqueen10107/08/2023
R Richard Tait24/07/2023
Rydal to Grasmere solo adventure - Fairfield Horseshoe plus St Sundays CragFionalevey29/06/2023
Walked from Ambleside.Wandelaar21/06/2023
Altered Rydal Horseshoe/Fairfield Round to tick off the remaining Ws in the area. Stone Arthur, Fairfield then down to Ambleside via High & Low Pikes. Ran in 3h to catch the last bus back, great motivation!Barns15028/05/2023
R K Joss leg 2 recce Richard Tait25/05/2023
Fairfield horseshoe 4 hours to complete. First big hike back as part of trainingNCurtis20/05/2023
Part of Fairfield horseshoe.munkyennui19/05/2023
Low Pike, High Pike (Scandale), Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pik and Nab ScarP333ebz07/05/2023
6/9 Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag. All revisits, but two new ticks for my combined collection with Ian moving us closer to our Cumbrian Completion together. A damp morning, misty all day but nice walk.nickywood122/04/2023
Sunny and clear day.Amanda&JamesExplore15/04/2023
Stuart & Duke Friday 7th/4/2023 Z 12:50 hrs* Stuart & Duke Friday 7th/4/2023 Z 14:06 hrs.DukeNukem07/04/2023
Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks, Arnison Cragkeithouk07/04/2023
Last Wainwright on our Grasmere YHA -> Stone Arthur -> Great Rigg -> Fairfield -> Travellers' Rest boozer almost circular. East climb up from Great Rigg, the top was a lot more desolate than expected! Descent was to Grisedale Tarn, which was unpleasantly steep and slippy. The Tarn was entirely beautiful though.Ham and Skate04/04/2023
R v cold but clear Richard Tait08/03/2023
FRCC meet, searched for Priest's Hole. No wind or rain, bit hazy.Cumbrianexile04/03/2023
From Pelter Bridge as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe.alunrees4026/02/2023
Helvellyn horseshoe from GlenriddingHuwel21/02/2023
Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywaggon Pike, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthurkeithouk19/02/2023
with Anne and Ollie ant--clockwise circuitDave Sargent09/02/2023
Snarker Pike, Raven Crag, Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthurkeithouk04/12/2022
Fairfield Horseshoe (Clockwise), with Jayne and Tim (not to mention Stanley).JMDobb19/11/2022
16.6 miles 4785ft walk, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag from Sykeside Camping Park.stephenbuda10/10/2022