Saturday, 1 July 2000

Nab Scar

Nab Scar in the morning sun
Height: 450m (1,476ft)
Prominence: 2m (7ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
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Nab Scar's summit
What Wainwright said:

"Nab Scar is well known. Its associations with the Lake Poets who came to dwell at the foot of its steep wooded slopes have invested it with romance, and its commanding position overlooking Rydal Water brings it to the notice of many visitors to this charming lake".

Nab Scar is the steep terminal face of the southern ridge of Heron Pike, but the name is also given to the whole of the ridge south of Lord Crag. The popular Fairfield horseshoe ridge walk either begins or ends with Nab Scar, consensus never having been achieved on the "correct" direction of travel.

The summit of Nab Scar bears a large cairn. The view westwards is extensive, with the Central Fells seen to particular effect.

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