Thursday, 7 July 2022
Start time: 9:45
(Estimated finish time: 16:15)
Strenuous 10.5 miles / 16.9 km
BOOKING REQUIRED, MAX. 16 WALKERS, DOGS MUST BE ON LEADS One of the classic Lakeland walks. From Ambleside up the ridge of Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag and Hart Crag to the broad top of Fairfield. The descent is over Greatrigg Man and Heron Pike down to Rydal Hall where we might just make last orders at the little tea shop. The last mile and half is through Rydal Hall park to, then along, the main road back to Ambleside. We’ll take it steady but you will need to be confident in your fitness level as it’s a bit of a challenge, but a great walk and well worth the effort. We’ll round off the day with a pub meal before we hit the M6.
Risk assessment: Last ½ mile is along the main A591. Take at least 2 litres of water, 3 litres if it’s hot. In places the paths are rocky and some loose stones / scree. Some steep ascents and descents, especially the descent of Nab Scar to Rydal which can be tiring towards the end of a long walk – take your poles! Sheep - dogs must be on a lead.
Rydal Road car park, Ambleside, off A591. £8 cash or card for 6-12 hours.
Grid reference: NY375047
Nearest postcode: LA22 9AZ
Start time: 09:45
This is a circular walk
Walk will be postponed if weather forecast poor.
Note earlier than usual start time.
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Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.