Matt Squirrell

Photo Reports - Ambleside, Lakes 10/02/2001

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Route Information

Length - 8km

Height Gain - 700m

Rydal - Heron Pike - Great Rigg - Grasmere

Walk Description & Map

This was supposed to be the Fairfield horseshoe, but the weather didn't want to cooperate... There was already several inches of snow on the ground and we'd barely reached Heron Pike before snow, hail and very high winds hit us. We decided to turn back at Great Rigg as it was only getting worse and we were meeting people turning back. So we dropped off down to Grasmere and headed for the pub.

Pub: The Travellers Rest about a mile north of Grasmere. Very nice pub, good beer and food and very walker friendly. Usually has a good fire to dry off in front of!