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Swansea Ramblers Walk


Lake District
Fairfield Horseshoe

5th May 2010

Leader: Ian Smith




If you'd like to try a walk then do come along and find out what all this Swansea Walking in the great outdoors is all about.  It won't cost you anything to come along and see if walking is for you.  If you get the bug and want to walk or stroll regularly then you can also become a member.  Just ask us about the walks we do when you join us for a Swansea Walk.





Photographs of the Walk



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Leader: Ian Smith


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Starting outside our Hotel


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National Trust Bridge House


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The Glass House where we had an evening meal


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Walking out of Ambleside


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Passing through Rydal Mount


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Ian checks his route map


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Beginning the climb


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Rain easing off


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Lot of climbing to do


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A few stiles to climb


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View back towards Ambleside and Windermere


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At top of first part of ascent (lots to go!)


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Sunny now but windy


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Getting colder as we climb


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Rydal Water in distance


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Climbing the horseshoe


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More wind!


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More climbing!


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Windermere, Rydal Water and terrific views!


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Very windy on this ridge


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Battle against the wind


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Very strong winds battering us


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Stop to put on warmer gear


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VERY WINDY !!


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Need our wind proofs !


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Dave points out the view to the west


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Wonderful Views


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Windermere looks calm but we are wrapped up against the gale


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Tea break sheltered behind the crag


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Cloud shadows moving over hills


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Reached the cairn


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Can still see for miles


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Another cairn


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Views make the climb worthwhile


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Lunch at the top and Dave offers an alternative descent to Grasmere


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Main party continues on the descent along the horseshoe


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Middle of horseshoe. No more photos taken on way down !




All photographs Copyright  Andrew Morgan 2010
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