Sunday, 2nd September 2012

Walk: Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike, Low Pike, Rydal Park
Start Point: Rydal Hall Grid Ref: NY 365 063
Distance: 10.5 miles Ascent: 3,600 feet
Time: 6.5 hours    
Weather: Warm and sunny with a gentle breeze all day
Comments: Five walkers accompanied the leader, who was making his leadership debut, and conditions could not have been better. Almost unique for this summer the entire day was warm and sunny with perfect visibility, making the need for navigation skills zero, something for which the new leader was most grateful. The entire route, which was done in a clockwise direction, is a Wainwright bagger`s dream, containing 8 summits in total from Nab Scar via Fairfield to Low Pike.
A thoroughly enjoyable walk for which the leader was congratulated for arranging such ideal conditions.

Scroll down to see photos of the walk

Two minutes into the walk - no rest yet!

 

Looking over Rydal Water to Windermere

 

An outline of well-known fells, from Pike O'Blisco on the left to Pavey Ark and Sergeant Man on the right

 

Time for a group photo to celebrate Tony's first venture as walk leader

 

Time for elevenses at Heron Pike with views to Great Rigg and Fairfield . . .

 

with Windermere in the opposite direction

 

Looking down Greenhead Gill to Grasmere

 

Great Rigg

 

From Fairfield there are great views to the Far Eastern Fells . . .

 

across St Sunday Crag to Sheffield Pike . . .

 

and across to the Helvellyn Fells

 

The first leg of our walk overlooks Rydal Valley

 

Hart Crag is the ideal spot . . .

 

for our lunch spot . . .

 

and another group photo

 

Summiteer Tony on Dove Crag . . .

 

but what does Christine have to say about his achievement?

 

A grassy path leads us down to . . .

 

High Pike . . .

 

as Windermere comes back into view

 

Low Pike with High Pike on the left and Scandale Hause on the right

 

Almost down and our route up to Nab Scar can now be seen

 

Scandale Beck

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