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  • Fairfield Horseshoe Lake District
    a short distance then ascend the Kirkstone Road for a short distance looking for Nook Lane Follow Nook Lane to Nook End Farm which will lead you onto Low Sweden Bridge then gradually rising as you go through the fields Keep heading northwards until you arrive at High Brock Crags from here the path follows the stone wall At Low Pike there is a small scramble this can be avoided by going slightly right From the cairn of Low Pike following the wall you will arrive at High Pike and Dove Crag After descending slightly then with a gradually ascent you will reach the stony ridged top of Hart Crag There is a steep dip into Link Hause then is followed by a stony ascent gradually the ascent eases and then paths leads quickly to the plateau of Fairfield where great views can be seen and by exploring the northern and north eastern areas of the plateau There are a number of shelter cairns the central cairn being the best place of shelter On leaving the plateau of Fairfield ensuring the correct route is selected correct knowledge of map and compass skills especially in mist and cloud conditions is a must by heading east slightly then go south to find the plunge down the western side of the horseshoe Dip over Calf Cove and then ascend to the cairn top of Great Rigg Greatrigg Man heading for Heron Pike enjoying the views as you go with the views of Grasmere Windermere Coniston and Ambleside A steep descend of Nab Scar has been made easier by recent work on the path with views of Rydal Water can be seen eventually arriving at the road at Rydal Mount There is a track that bears off to the left which passes above Rydal

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  • Lake District Walking - Wansfell Pike
    Approx Time 3 5hrs Starting Finish Point The car park Fisherbeck near the Windermere Road AMBLESIDE Map not to Scale AMBLESIDE Starting point and Finish At the back of the car park turn left along the road until you reach the first junction At the junction walk uphill to the right and follow this road and bear left to a junction with the Blue Hill Road continuing up this to the walled lane which is leading up and left across the flanks of the fell Continue along the track until the walled ends this is where the main path takes you directly up the slopes of Wansfell On nearing the top the path steepens and veers to the left to rocky summit of Wansfell Pike where good views can be seen of Lake Windermere and beyond Take the stile just after the summit and continue along the ridge of the fell to the second stile and over the wall onto the summit of Wansfell which is marked with a few stones The views from here are not as rewarding as they are on Wansfell Pike From here the path follows the line of the wall heading towards Troutbeck to meet up with Nanny Lane which then takes you into Troutbeck Village Turning right heading towards the Centre of the village and the Post Office taking the first right after the Post Office into Robin Lane in which you begin to ascend until where it is named as Hundred s Road A sign path here bears off to the left horizontally to High Skelghyll and onto the woods of Skelghyll In Skelghyll Woods on the left there is a view point from Jenkin s Crag on Lake Windermere Continue along the track which will eventually bring you onto road with the

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  • Lake District Rydal Water & Grasmere Walk
    and not taking the bridleway to the right Soon you will have the view of Rydal Water and it s two small islands Continue along the track taking you past the lake and alongside a stone wall and behind the trees eventually coming to a small beck to cross and a climb to first of Rydal caves Along the path and up the side of a slate quarry to the second of the caves Past the cave and onto a viewpoint taking in Rydal Water from here head along the path On reaching the small conifer plantation where the path goes left and then left again on a narrower path climbing steeply onto Loughrigg Terrace where some of the best views of the day can be taken in and Grasmere can be seen Soon you will arrive at a small beck to cross and to a pair of gates Through the kissing gate and turn right through another kissing gate signed Grasmere From here the path goes downhill through the woodland arriving at National Trust warden s cottage take sharp right signed Lake White Moss Rydal and follow the path through the woods to Grasmere shore Take the left gate near to the stone wall at the boundary of the woods and follow the shore line to a wooden footbridge do not cross the bridge but carry along the path alongside the river towards the woods Shortly you will come to another kissing gate and into another wood onto another kissing gate and climb the path above the river keeping to the riverbank you will arrive at another footbridge turn right and follow the path away from the footbridge going uphill signed Loughrigg Terrace and arrive at another gate enter through the gate and turn left and follow the stone

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  • Lake District Outdoor and Pursuits Centers
    Training The Rock Outdoor Adventures Coniston Tel 015394 41030 Adventures Rose Cottage Cooper Dub Bassenthwaite Keswick England Cumbria CA12 4QP Tel 017687 76844 Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain Biking Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and

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  • Lake District Mountain and Hill Safety
    in the wild you will require a tent stove pans sleeping bag sleeping mat extra clothing suitable food and some form of lighting INFORM SOMEONE WHERE YOU ARE GOING If you are going out on your own or with a group it is good practice to leave a rough outline of your proposed route and the expected time you will return Always inform the person when arrived back to avoid the Mountain Rescue being called out LEARN TO USE A MAP AND COMPASS EFFECTIVELY Many accidents in the hills are caused by poor navigation GET A LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST WEATHER FORECAST FOR WALKERS The mountains and the hills make their own weather and the conditions can change within seconds Always get a forecast for the area you intend to walk in and seek advice from the locals this advice can be sought at the local outdoor shops in the area KNOW THE BASIC OF FIRST AID If something goes wrong or come across someone whom requires help whether you are close to home or a distance away it is good practice to know the basic knowledge of first aid KNOW YOUR OWN ABILITIES AND EXPERTISE AND YOUR PARTY Always plan your routes according the abilities of your party and yourself and the expected conditions Never be afraid to turn back the mountains and the hills will be always be there for another day If possible have an escape route if the weather turns bad or someone gets injured Also allow time for breaks in your planning and daylight time BE AWARE OF THE SURROUNDINGS Always keep your eyes on the weather companions looking at your map to pinpoint features to establish where you are TAKE EXTRA CARE DURING DESCENT The vast majority of accidents happen during descent has you to

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  • Lake District Walking Links
    advice If you would like to be included in one of the category s on this page or another category to be added please Contact Us Due the ever changing web sites and pages please inform us if you find any broken links L inks To Organisations Training BMC British Mountaineering Council MLTB Ramblers Association British Mountain Guides Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre Mountain Bothies Association Links To Manufacturers Outlets Rock Run Cotswold Field Trek Outside George Fisher Ellis Brigham The Adventure Centre Snow Rock Boreal Wild Country Marmot DMM Patagonia The North Face Salomon Scarpa Lowe Alpine Mountain Equipment Mountain Hard Wear Sprayway Berghaus Rohan La Sportiva Brasher SealSkinz Beal Ropes Stone Monkey HB Five Ten Petzl Recreational Equipment Inc Mammut Montane Performance Clothing Links To Outdoor Pursuits The Rock Outdoor Adventures Coniston Tel 01229 716052 Links To Mountain Rescue Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team Links To Climbing Walking Clubs Christian Rock and Mountain Club Bromsgrove Redditch MC Cambridge University MC Chamois Mountaineering Club The Climbers Club Fell and Rock Climbing Club Leeds Mountaineering Club London Mountaineering Club Manchester University Mt Club Oxford Mountaineering Club Garstang Lakeland Club SMC Scottish Mountaineering Club The Alpine Club Links To Climbing Walls Kendal Climbing Wall The North West Face Climbing Wall The Foundry Keswick Indoor Climbing Wall The Rock Face The Edge The Leeds Wall Links To Magazines Books High Magazine Trailwalk Climbing Magazine The Fell Rock Climbing Club Climb High Rockfax The Climbers Club Cordee Links To Other Sites of Interest Chris Boningtons Ice Climbing in the Western Alps Yosemite National Park Zermatt Links To Weather Information Met Office Online Weather SAIS Avalanche Information Snowdonia Weather Station Project World Avalanche Information Cairngorm Weather Station and Webcam Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain Biking

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  • Lake District Clothing and Footwear for Lakeland walking
    the best item within that section value for money and what to look for this make s it a good area to look and compare and help you in your decision Having the best gear and having the most expensive items with all the latest innovation is not going to keep you safe in the mountains and the hills What is most important it is the how when and why of their use that matters Behind mountain safety you must understand the basic concepts other words it is not what you wear which is important so much as the understanding of why you wear it The clothing that you wear and carry with you may have to protect you from a wide variety of weather conditions during the same outing and maybe being away for a few days The main function of clothing is to maintain the temperature within the inner body and also to protect the outer body and particular the extremities from extremes of temperature The clothing is to protect us from the cold and the wet being the most important two factors which will help the body from becoming hypothermic hypothermia but clothing can also protects us

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  • Lake District, Cumbria Outdoor and Retail Shops
    Symbol Further Information Add Site Click Here Retail Outlets Outdoor Shops George Fisher Keswick Tel 017687 721178 Disclaimer Climbing Fell Walking Mountaineering Cycling Mountain Biking Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let s Go can

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