WALK DETAILS: 15km and 1050m ascent and approx 6 hours walking time.
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Your guide will make sure you tick Nab Scar (Wainwright No 1), a lesser known top to tick as your work your way up towards Heron Pike (Wainwright No 2). From there the relief is undulating to get to Great Rigg (Wainwright No 3) and a final push northwards to Fairfield Summit (Wainwright No 4). The main climbing is at the start of the route, which is indeed the case with many horseshoe routes, the saying goes 'Once you are up, you are up'! Views down into Grisedale Valley about Patterdale and across to St Sunday crag are fabulous.
Turning gradually more southerly you will look down steeply into Deepdale, then Dovedale as you pass and tick Hart Crag (No5), and Dove crag (No6), and finally during the descent towards Ambleside, you will pass High Pike (No7) & Low Pike (No8), to complete your 8 summits of the day.
This route is a long day out, although less strenuous than the Kentmere Horseshoe, we would still like our walkers to have good experience in the Lakeland Fells, and comfortable on tricky terrain before embarking on this route.
Beginners Navigation, understanding the basics of 'decoding' both Ordnance Survey and Harveys maps, to navigate our way safely around the Lakeland trails and paths… (Course:tutor ratio 1:8). Start at the very beginning of your Navigation Journey in 2022. Click to find out more.
Take your navigation to the next level. Understanding the jump from course navigation to fine navigation, and the tools in order to do so whilst on and off trail on slightly technical terrain. Understand navigation in poor weather conditions and in hours of darkness. Unsure if this course is for you? - please get in touch.
Demonstrate good use of Bronze & Silver level navigational tools, and move to fine contour detail for navigating inhospitable ground, off the beaten track, in potentially tricky weather conditions. Navigation skills must be well practiced for moving in featureless terrain. We share the techniques discuss route choices, perfect practice for heading out with friends or partnering up on Mountain Marathons...
Whether starting your navigation journey, or wanting to learn new techniques, or perhaps be assessed for which NNAS Certificate your should take... our experienced coaches can fulfil your requirements with a fab day out on the Lakeland fells, whatever the weather.