/ Fairfieild Horseshoe question
You finish at The Golden Rule if you go clockwise.
> You finish at The Golden Rule if you go clockwise.
I was undecided, but that, for me, is a good enough reason to favour clockwise.
Presuming you don't live on the spot, you have to finish where you park the car, so the Q for me would be 'preference to walk the flat at start or end'. A late start in the day would favour the latter.
Another vote for clockwise: I prefer to gain height quickly than have a knee-crunching descent at the very end.
> Another vote for clockwise: I prefer to gain height quickly than have a knee-crunching descent at the very end.
I will be doing this before the end of the year too so clockwise it is.
Clockwise for me, then depending how I'm feeling it can be extended over Red Screes.
One advantage with going anticlockwise is that the little rocky step on Low Pike is less awkward and more pleasant if taken in ascent.
I have never done it clockwise but to me it just feels so natural heading out of Ambleside to do it anti clockwise and still end up in the Golden Rule afterwards!
As someone mentioned, the little rocky step is quite fun in ascent!
The two ridges are virtually parallel surely?!
> The two ridges are virtually parallel surely?!
I was thiking that although there is the 'arc' part over Fairfield which I suppose could end up with you walking into or with the wind.
There's probably only a mile or so between fairfield and hart crag where you are really heading west-east isn't there... it's an amazingly long and thin horseshoe that would only fit some sort of melted dali-esque pony.
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