Fairfield Horseshoe

A classic Lakeland route, the Fairfield Horseshoe is simply spectacular offering unbeatable views of the surrounding fells and lakes... #special
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A popular Lakeland route, the Fairfield Horseshoe offers fantastic panoramic views of the stunning Lakeland landscape. Starting and finishing in Rydal this circular route navigates the classic ridge taking in a number of Wainwright summits along the way, including; Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar.

Although initially difficult the rewards are plentiful, with an undulating path that takes you on a 360º tour of the surrounding fells.

The Fairfield Horseshoe is a legendary lakeland walk and one that should not be missed!

The Route

After meeting at Rydal Mount we set out walking clockwise around the Fairfield Horseshoe route. Initially the walk is difficult in places with a steep ascent of Nab Scar, however, your efforts will be greatly rewarded with a fantastic view of Rydal Water, Coniston and the Langdale Fells.

From here the classic ridge walk begins! Making your way towards Fairfield summit the path undulates over both Heron Pike and Great Rigg. From Fairfield summit a fantastic panorama of the Helvellyn range comes into sight. Spectacular!

Next we turn for home with Hart Crag, Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike providing the closing stages to this Lakeland jewel. At c.10miles the route around Fairfield is simply stunning, offering the best views of the Lake District National Park. Enjoy!

Booking Options

At Lakeland Walks & Talks we offer multiple packages to suit your requirements and budget.

Whether it be a Walk & Talk only or a Private One-to-One/Group Walk & Talk for just your party, we cater for all requirements.

Whatsmore if you require a tailored experience, please do not hesitate to contact Steve!

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Walk & Talk from only
£25/ per adult*

Standard Price:

£45 / per adult     £5 / per child (aged 4- under 18)

*If the group size exceeds 10 adults on the day then a discounted price of £25 per adult / £3 per child will apply.

The final price will be confirmed in the lead up to your walk.

For queries about pricing please visit the FAQ section.

Please note; unless paying in full a non-refundable £10 deposit per adult is required to secure your booking.

Private One-to-One or Group

Walk & Talk Experience

Please contact for price details

At Lakeland Walks & Talks we specialise in tailoring our packages especially for you.

Whether it be a dedicated one-to-one walk offering the ultimate personal experience or exclusivity for your group, we can cater for all requirements with pricing tailored to match your needs.


Walk Details

Difficulty: Hard

Terrain: The initial climb out from Rydal is difficult in places, however once overcome the undulating ridge walk offers an easy/medium trek. Don’t let the initial strain put you off, the spectacular views are well worth the effort.

Duration: Long 7/8hrs

Distance: Long c.10miles

Talk Details

After initial introductions within the group, I will give a 20/30 minute talk outlining the following;

  • Brief introduction to myself (Collyhurst Cobbles to Lakeland Fells)
  • My passion for the Lake District and an introduction to some of the modern Lakeland Legends and Folklore Tales
  • A brief outline of the route and points of interest to look out for along the way


Typical itineraries for all Walks & Talks commence as follows;

Morning Walk only
  • 9am: Meet & Greet
  • 9.15-10am: Collyhurst Cobbles to Lakeland Fells
  • 10-5pm: Walk & Talk of your chosen route

Equipment Required

As with all walks suitable equipment is advisable. A simple checklist includes;

  • Walking Boots
  • Suitable weather dependent clothing such as; Warm Layers, Waterproof Jacket & Trousers, Hats & Gloves
  • Food (snacks or packed lunch if you wish)
  • Plenty of Water

If you require more advice with regards to equipment, please do not hesitate to contact me


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Double Up!

Feeling energetic... why not double up your Lakeland Walks & Talks experience and venture out onto two walks in one day? The second walk is HALF PRICE!
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