Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tuesday 3 December 2013 - Fairfield in Cloud

Whilst others wrestled with the intricacies and rendezvous logistics of the Thirlmere Way, Sue, Barbara and I enjoyed a five hour escapade from Grasmere. 

I don't think I've been up Seat Sandal before. A pleasant hill with a steep finale. It was cloudy on top.

Down and up to Fairfield took us past Grisedale Tarn and some long views to Ullswater.

Lunch was in a cloud on the summit of Fairfield, with a cheeky Raven for company.

Then we enjoyed the easy path over Great Rigg before dropping down a delightful path to Stone Arthur (pictured) and thence back to Grasmere by soon after 3pm. 

An excellent day out - approximately 13 km with 1000 metres ascent. 

2 comments:

Sir Hugh said...

May 1999 I ran round the Fairfield Horseshoe anti-clockwise not knowing it was the day of the fell race. Coming back down Rydal Fell I met the runners coming up the other way - they were all shouting at me saying I was going the wrong way.

Phreerunner said...

Haha Conrad. Nice one! Our route on this occasion, as you will have observed, was not the traditional 'Horseshoe', but a shorter alternative from Grasmere. Very satisfactory for a wintry day.