St Sunday Crag and Gavel Pike Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal This walk takes you to the top of the following hills: St Sunday Crag and Gavel Pike; and includes 1 Wainwright, 2 Birketts, 1 Marilyn, 1 Hewitt, 1 Nuttall, and 1 HuMP. St. Sunday Crag via Grisedale Circular Walk is a 8.2 mile loop trail located near Patterdale, Cumbria, England that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. This meant that a visit to St Sunday Crag could conveniently be incorporated into the walk I set off from Patterdale early and after walking along the valley for a while the bridge came into view – it can hardly be missed. Our route bears left to visit the little summit of Gavel Pike. Beyond are the Hartsop fells and High Street. NY386169) where there are a number of options for parking. We had to scramble up the steep side of the fell at one stage - a little scary. St Sunday Crag and Hartsop over How A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 11.50km (7.15 mi) long with an … NY386169) where there are a number of options for parking. If you have already purchased the walk then you if you are logged in you can find it in your rucksack (link top right on any page) in a format suitable for printing. Yesterday Ged, Kas and I drove to the parking spaces by the telephone box at Bridgend to walk the length of Deepdale on to St. Sunday Crag (2756ft), then on to Birks (2040ft) and Arnison Crag (1424ft). The walk up to St. Sunday is a long steep climb (about 3 kms). Go through the gate in the intake wall and follow the path along the right hand side of the towering ridgeline. Bear left from the summit cairn of St Sunday Crag and then keep right on a well used wide path. Keep left and follow the diminishing path to the small summit cairn on an outcrop of rock. Legend has it that the crown of King Dunmail, whose body lays under the large cairn in the middle of the dual carriageway over Dunmail Raise, was thrown into the 100ft deep waters of the tarn so it could not be taken by the Romans. Perhaps also it is the only place to really see the ridge of Hartsop Above How just across Deepdale. The hill was the highest of my unwalked Wainwrights. Please use the "Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet" link on the walk page to do that. For us it is a fantastic place to sit. Through the summer bracken, the path meanders a little, some is old pitched stone path and the rest of it is just rough mountain path. Initially with David we had planned to walk from Helm Crag to Steel Fell (The Greenburn Horseshoe) … On the way the path passes Ruthwaite Lodge and, a little earlier, above the Brothers' Parting Stone where John and William Wordsworth last saw each other on 20th September 1800. Another 1¾km south west is the summit of St Sunday Crag. To reduce your wait time for walk-in visits, email your forms to us before driving here, or print the forms and bring them in completed. Stick to the ridge at all times. Looking over at the head of Deepdale. It is largely limited to the overflow car park of the Patterdale Hotel where a charge is made. On a good day you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area including Grisdale, Deepdale and the Helvellyn range. Walk up the lane at Grisedale Bridge, 300 metres from the Patterdale Hotel. I like the White Lion. Distance: 7.2 miles. St Sunday Crag is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List: The Eastern Fells area of The Lake District *Walk & bag all 35 Wainwrights in The Eastern Fells area of The Lake District in just 8 easy to follow walks. *Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks. St. Sunday Crag Saturday was the perfect day for a walk in the Lake District. The Walk St Sunday Crag climbs gracefully out of the Ullswater valley at Patterdale, a beautiful line that is often ignored for the nearby pilgrimage up Helvellyn. This walk is demanding and involves a considerable amount of uphill walking but the rewards are ample with St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and the other summits all worthy of an ascent in their own right. This climbs steadily, and apart from a small rocky step is without difficulty. St Sunday Crag 14th December 2019 David had to pull out of todays walk not wanting to aggravate a cold he's had this week which left myself and Rod to plan todays walk. Beyond it, follow the track as it meanders amongst firstly the hummocks, past the plantation and then through the intake gateway near Elmhow. Gavel is an old word for gable which, unsurprisingly, is its appearance from the east across Deepdale. Joe has an agenda, he has a Himalayan expedition coming up in just over 2 weeks, so is super keen to increase fitness and stamina in preparation for it. You do? The summit is only a little over 400m (440 yards) away hidden by the curvature of the rough slopes. A conversation somewhere on the internet with Helen Fisher, ended up with her joining me on the walk. The lack of people certainly adds to the appeal. Pinnacle Ridge, St Sunday Crag This is a classic Lake District scramble which is usually given Grade 3 for the short steep crux corner. Monday 3rd of September and Im leaving Glenridding to head for St Sunday Crag,its wet but as I was here two weeks ago I must get up into the clouds and re visit a walk/climb I have not done for 20 years.The weather is atrocious wet but ironically warm,having passed Lantys Tarn I meet up with a group of American tourists who have left Patterdale heading for Thirlmere,after pointing them in the right direction Im off down the valley to start my adventure,after a stop the weather isgetting wetter by the minute I trek on towards the summit visibility is very bad and there is nothing to see a great pity.After three arduous hours I finally reach the top I quite chuiffed really as the weather is horrible.After a quick stop Im off to Deepdale Haus and on my way down I meet a scotsman wearing a Barbour full length wax coat …..with shorts on lol,a quick chat and Im off down to the Hause and down to Grisedale Tarn.A little break and Im off back towards Glenridding,on the way I pass a group of guys Im on a roll so a quick hello and im off arriving back at my car 5 minutes quicker than two weeks ago wowsa and Im soaked to the skin wrong clothing lol see you next time Mike Wilson (MM), Your email address will not be published. St Sunday Crag is the high point on the north-eastern ridge of Fairfield, which runs for two miles before descending to the valley floor behind Patterdale village. The route starts from Glenridding (Grid ref. Want to do a horseshoe shaped walk that takes in Fairfield? I set off this morning round to Patterdale to meet my friend Dave for an ascent of St. Sunday Crag and Fairfield. We had wanted to do some walking after our trip a couple of weeks ago, … High mountain tarns often deserve their legends and stories, this one is no exception. Cross the saddle and climb the easy and increasingly rocky slope. There are a few rocky steps to negotiate but nothing that's really going to make you break step. Descent Route: ridge walk to St Sunday Crag. Continuing south west again from the summit of St Sunday Crag, the ridge narrows to Deepdale Hause before a steep climb over Cofa Pike to Fairfield. Route: Birks, St Sunday Crag and Arnison Crag. Once you filled in the registration forms email them to us at CovinaUrgentCare@gmail.com. Rocks galore at the top of St Sunday Crag Sometimes the real challenges really aren’t where you expect them to be. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Our plan was to go on to Arnison Crag, but St Sunday Crag (2,756 feet) looked invitingly close so we decided to hike up there as well. Below the steepest part of the ridge the path rises to the right and then turns left to the knoll of Thornhow End just below the intake wall. From the car park entrance turn left along the road and through the pinch point between the White Lion Inn and the cottages. Highest point : St Sunday Crag 841m 2,756ft ( 841m ). However, the snow had completely obliterated the path and we spent an uncomfortable 40 minutes slipping and scrambling down to the tarn. 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