Enjoying the distant views from Fairfield.


Date: 2nd January 2011
Start Location: Grasmere
Time Started: 11:25
Duration: 5 Hours
Distance: 11.4km - 7.08 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 988m (3241ft)
Highest Point: Fairfield (873m/2864ft)
Parking: Roadside along A591
Weather: Cloudy - Exceptionally Clear
Difficulty: Difficult
Grasmere - Stone Arthur (127) - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Grasmere
Grasmere from the start of the climb to Stone Arthur.
Grasmere and Silver How.
Blea Rigg and the Langdale Pikes.
Frozen Grasmere.
Alcock Tarn.
Icicles on Stone Arthur.
Blackpool Tower as clear as the fells infront of us. Can you see the hill way beyond to the right? We could just make out the mountains in Wales way over to the right just above Coniston Water on the horizon.
Stone Arthur summit cairn.
Great Rigg summit cairn with the Coniston Fells behind.
The M1 up to Fairfield.
Frozen grass on Fairfield - everything was frozen, which was something we had not experienced up to this point.
Cross Fell.
I managed to quickly get this photo of the summit of Fairfield between the hordes of people heading to and from the summit. Literally 2 minutes earlier there was probably 20 people on the summit.