Notable points on the panorama, from the left: The slope descends from Fairfield to an unnamed depression and rises to Hart Crag. This descends again to a depression through which High Raise, Rampsgill Head and Kidsty Pike are seen before rising again to Dove Crag. Further right are Kentmere Pike, Ill Bell and Red Screes. The ridge slopes down from Dove Crag to High Pike beyond which is Snarker Pike on the ascent to Red Screes and Sallows just beyond. I cannot identify the peak in the distance - Brunt Knott? Benson Knott? Further right is Wansfell Pike, Ambleside, Windermere and Claife Heights. Erne Crag and Heron Pike lie on the ridge climbing to our current position, Loughrigg lies just to the right with Black Fell beyond. Grasmere lies down in the valley with Coniston Water beyond. The Coniston Fells comprise The Old Man, Brim Fell behind Wetherlam, Great How Crags, Swirl How, Great Carrs and Grey Friar - Lingmoor Fell lies in front with Silver How in front of that. Harter Fell appears in the gap (Wrynose Pass) then Pike o'Blisco, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, the summit of Harrison Stickle coincides with the col at Three Tarns (with Helm Crag down below us), Bowfell, Scafell, Scafell Pike and Great End. High Raise hides the gap before Great Gable, Scoat Fell and Pillar. Brandreth and Grey Knotts fill the gap before High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike. Ullscarf fills the next gap before Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson, then Whiteless Pike, Grasmoor, Eel Crag, Hopegill Head with Sail in front, Causey Pike and Grisedale Pike. Seat Sandal now appears in the foreground, Lord's Seat is in the background. Dodd appears very clearly before the rise to Ullock Pike and Long Side. Dollywagon Pike, Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike lead across to Striding Edge, beyond the writer's shadow, before Fairfield completes the full circle. Return to smaller picture.
Fairfield Horseshoe - walk details