Full Day: Allow 6 - 8 hours
Terrain: Good mountain paths with some steep ascents and descents.
Summary: This is the classic horseshoe walk from Ambleside, with so much to recommend it, not least the 7 summits we tick en-route.
At times there is a lovely sense of remoteness to this route, and almost always it is easy to break away from the path and enjoy complete solitude and beautiful views.
The summit of Fairfield is navigationally challenging so having a local guide helps to ensure you stay on the right path the whole time.
Our descent begins gently and provides wonderful views to Windermere and Grasmere before a final steepening by Nab Scar to Rydal and an easy stroll back to Ambleside.