Day 2 in the Lakes. Mon 04-Jun-12. Fairfield Horseshoe (872m). Graded difficult. 11 miles in 7 hours. Perfect weather - sunny and not too hot. No navigation problems today :-)
This time Mary went for the walking shoes rather than the boots for the benefit of the protruding titanium screw - that worked much better.
The walk started gently then got steeper and steeper.
The winding path soon turned into a steep scramble.
View from Heron Pike
Half way up we stopped for a photo opportunity.
After the steep climb the ridge eased off for the long slog up to the highest point.
Ascent to the top
No pub at the halfway point here - it was a picnic lunch at the top which was like Piccadilly Circus with walkers, dog and small children milling in all directions.
Rydal Fell - view from Fairfield
Starting the descent the views are spectacular.
The final leg
So much nicer to be going downhill but it does exercise a different group of muscles.
Heading back towards Ambleside
A long day finished off by a quiet meal in and an early night for our aching muscles.
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