Beyond are the Hartsop fells and High Street. It is a long, graceful ridge rising over Ullswater which leads to Grisedale Tarn. The route up is very straightforward. Walkers: Andrew and James. The descent from St. Sunday Crag – hairy at times, but great fun At Deepdale Hause, I had planned to follow the narrow path down to Grisedale Tarn, avoiding the climb up to Fairfield. We'll miss those out on this walk! A walk of about nine miles. It is largely limited to the overflow car park of the Patterdale Hotel where a charge is made. A circular walk close to the small village of Hartsop in the Lake District, Cumbria. Keep left to go through the gate into Glenamara Park. There are a few rocky steps to negotiate but nothing that's really going to make you break step. 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. I like the White Lion. *Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks. note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated. Go through the gate in the intake wall and follow the path along the right hand side of the towering ridgeline. Walk details : 8 mls, 2600 ft of ascent, 6 hrs 10 mins. Lining up plans in Santa Fe Springs? The path to Grisedale Tarn leaves the St Sunday’s Crag ridge just short of a mile from the summit. NY386169) where there are a number of options for parking. We had wanted to do some walking after our trip a couple of weeks ago, so we got a … Parking is severely limited in Patterdale and fills quickly at weekends and holiday times due to this also being the start point of a classic round of the Helvellyn ridges. The route starts from Glenridding (Grid ref. This crosses the ridgeline and then drops in a series of small zigzags steeply down the fellside. The first summit top is the simple rounded grass top of Birks, which as it happens on this walk we'll bypass on an airy terraced path with fantastic views. Initially with David we had planned to walk from Helm Crag to Steel Fell (The Greenburn Horseshoe) which we'll leave until David is … But with sheer cliffs that plunge into Grisedale (home to the thrilling Pinnacle Ridge), summit views that stretch over the Helvellyn massif and Ullswater, and a lakeside presence that sees it referred to as ‘the Ullswater Fell’, St Sunday is very much a Crag … Our circular walk from/to Patterdale included: St. Sunday Crag, Deepdale Hause, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How and Deepdale Bridge. Return via the rough path along the valley. Want to do a horseshoe shaped walk that takes in Fairfield? A footpath leaves to the slopes of Birks on the left after a further 500 metres. As St Dominic himself said, “You are my companion and must walk with me. We all walk at a slightly different pace so use the slider to calculate the time you will take on the walk. The top can be identified by the rock 2m N of cairn. At the small cairn turn right onto a narrow and slightly implausible path. Cross the ford. The walk up to St. Sunday is a long steep climb (about 3 kms). For us it is a fantastic place to sit. As of 2019 the charge is £3 per day by donation and all proceeds go to the upkeep of the facilities. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. The bridge is sited over Grisedale Beck, in a remote location about 2 miles along Grisedale. The walk up to St. Sunday Crag is not too strenuous but keeping to the path was a problem. St Sunday Crag has been on my list of hills to walk all year, yesterday was finally the day I would tick it off the list. From the car park entrance turn left along the road and through the pinch point between the White Lion Inn and the cottages. Bus services from Penrith call at the village. You do? 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. 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. This climbs steadily, and apart from a small rocky step is without difficulty. Required fields are marked *, Patterdale Hotel has parking as does the White Lion but at a cost. 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. We parked in the Patterdale Hotel car park and made our way up to Birks (2,040 feet). Perhaps also it is the only place to really see the ridge of Hartsop Above How just across Deepdale. The route starts from Glenridding (Grid ref. 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 … About St Sunday Crag. All the walking routes up St Sunday Crag on Mud and Routes can be found below. It is pleasant enough but not one of my favourite tarns. 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. Its rocky north west face nearly 1.0km (0.6 miles) long is a haven for climbers with many dramatic gullies and ridges including the infamous Pinnacle Ridge. Length 8.2 miElevation gain 2483 ftRoute type Loop Hiking Walking River Views Waterfall At the top of this rise the view opens ahead to the dramatic combes and ridges of Dollywaggon Pike on the southern end of the Helvellyn range, and down to the floor of Grisedale valley. 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). 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. St. Sunday Crag Saturday was the perfect day for a walk in the Lake District. As is suggested by Wainwright any descent from its flanks are fraught with difficulty, at best unpleasantness and at worst dangerous. The top can be identified by the rock 2m N of cairn. This is the view across Deepdale as we walk the path between Deepdale Hause and Saint Sunday Crag. St. Sunday Crag Saturday was the perfect day for a walk in the Lake District. Ascent Route: ridge walk from Arnison Crag. The main way we fund this work is by selling our walks as PDFs for printing. The lack of people certainly adds to the appeal. St Sunday Crag is an outlier of the Fairfield Horseshoe. Pinnacle Ridge, St Sunday Crag This is a classic Lake District scramble which is usually given Grade 3 for the short steep crux corner. The summit of Saint Sunday Crag The summit of Gavel Pike lies almost due east and points to the summits of Brock Crags, Rest Dodd and High Raise Looking over … 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. 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. 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. Meander over the few little outcrops - where the actual highest point and arguably the summit cairn of Gavel Pike should lay. The weather forecast for today was excellent. The descent is straight forward. 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. Our route bears left to visit the little summit of Gavel Pike. If you like this walk then why not try one of our other nearby walks: Unless otherwise stated the text in this walk is the copyright of Hug Solutions Ltd trading as The Hug and the photographs are the copyright of Elizabeth Oldham. Mostly the path is good and only a little loose. Following the outflow, Grisedale Beck, through its valley and back to Patterdale is just over another 6.0km (3.7 miles). So did I, and I did on my third day spent in Patterdale. Length 8.2 miElevation gain 2483 ftRoute type Loop Hiking Walking River Views Waterfall Date of walk: 4th March 2013. Another 1¾km south west is the summit of St Sunday Crag. Follow the road all the way to the A592 and turn right back to Patterdale and the car park. Grade: 3 Ascent: 2,500 feet. Consequently after a short debate (unusually short for us, it normally takes ages to decide) as to what we should do and where we should go, we decided upon the classic scramble Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday Crag. St Sunday Crag is 841 metres high. Follow the path over the grassy bumps to the small cairn where the path splits. In a few metres swing right, and then turn left onto the footpath. Steep rocky climbs to summits with wonderful panoramic views. In the depths of Deepdale Hause, at the narrowest part of the ridge, a path takes its leave to descend steeply westwards for a short way and then continues south west to Grisedale Tarn. Here are some examples: Walk height profile Turn right to cross the tarn outflow and bear right again to climb a little, then keeping right descend on a clear and rocky path above Grisedale Beck. Route: Birks, St Sunday Crag and Arnison Crag. St Sunday Crag No ratings yet. Ahead the path climbs through outcrops of rock to the summit of St Sunday Crag directly. Whether you're a local, new in town, or just passing through, you'll be sure to find something on Eventbrite that piques your interest. St Sundays Crag 841 metres / 2759 feet Birks 622 metres / 2041 feet Arnison Crag 433 metres / 1421 feet “Every walker who aspires to high places and looks up to at the remote summit of St Sundays Crag will experience an urge to go forth and climb up to it, for it's challenge is very strong. Once you filled in the registration forms email them to us at [email protected] The route heads away from the village, climbing to cross the footbridge over Hayeswater Gill and on to reach the foot of Hayeswater, before turning to climb up to Satura Crag, Angle Tarn and a scramble up to Angletarn Pikes for some superb views. St Sunday Crag is 841 metres high. Bear right and continue descending, surprisingly on a short section of pitched path. Looking over at the head of Deepdale. The summit of Saint Sunday Crag The summit of Gavel Pike lies almost due east and points to the summits of Brock Crags, Rest Dodd and High Raise Looking over the … To the east it throws out a ridge across the shallow saddle of The Cape to Gavel Pike. It only took about 30 minutes and was worth the effort as the views were tremendous. Stick to the ridge at all times. After a visit to Arnison Crag, I went to its unasuming neighbour, Birks. In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill: 26/02/19 - Lancashire Lad - Helvellyn to St. Sunday Crag (& More) from Glenridding. Descend over the knolls and bumps into the very bottom of the hause. Cross the saddle and climb the easy and increasingly rocky slope. We had wanted to do some walking after our trip a couple of weeks ago, … The lack of people certainly adds to the appeal. Ignore the bridge on the left over the beck coming down from Ruthwaite Cove, but continue ahead and cross the bridge over Grisedale Beck further on. High mountain tarns often deserve their legends and stories, this one is no exception. Initially with David we had planned to walk from Helm Crag to Steel Fell (The Greenburn Horseshoe) … The bank-holiday weekend started off wet, and it had rained a fair bit on Friday, so we knew most crags would still be wet. All new patients must download, complete, and submit these forms before doing a telehealth or phone consultation. 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. With the lunch break over we continue on to Saint Sunday Crag. Hiding behind the eastern village of Patterdale, a long ridge climbs south west from the parkland of Glenamara. 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 is deceptive as there is a steep climb initially until you come to what looks like the top but it goes a lot further than the first bit but the views are worth the climb. The summit is only a little over 400m (440 yards) away hidden by the curvature of the rough slopes. This is a steady hike that isn’t too strenuous but offers a great deal in return. Climbing steeply upwards catch a breather occasionally and look behind you to the beauty of Ullswater, Place Fell, and beyond. 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. A conversation somewhere on the internet with Helen Fisher, ended up with her joining me on the walk. From the ridge beyond the summit of St Sunday’s Crag drop down to Grisedale Tarn. Hill data is derived from Database of British and Irish hills which is licensed under a If you need accommodation we have details of 11 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. NY386169) where there are a number of options for parking. Gavel is an old word for gable which, unsurprisingly, is its appearance from the east across Deepdale. A good choice of hotels and pubs in both Patterdale & Glenridding. There is a wonderful perspective of Striding Ridge and the Helvellyn massif from the ridge and if you stop and look behind you an interesting view along Ullswater. 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. I set off this morning round to Patterdale to meet my friend Dave for an ascent of St. Sunday Crag and Fairfield. The route starts from Glenridding (Grid ref. 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. Dr. Doonan, the Medical Director, is board certified in Family Medicine and has extensive knowledge in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics which he gained during his fellowship. From the summit of St Sunday Crag an ascent of Fairfield via an easy scramble up Cofa Pike follows and then a descent from here via the scenic valley of Dovedale. Following the path to Saint Sunday Crag, but that isn’t the summit, not by a long way. From here head along the ridge to ascend Fairfield via Cofa Pike and then descend back via the picturesque valley of Dovedale. Places visited : Grisedale Bridge, Grisedale Valley, Ruthwaite Lodge, Brother's Parting Stone, Grisedale Tarn, Deepdale Hause, St Sunday Crag, Thornhow End, and back to the main road. On a good day you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area including Grisdale, Deepdale and the Helvellyn range. The route starts from Glenridding (Grid ref. I did not take many photos here as there was too much light contrast, but the photo below gives an idea of the terrain. Keep to the path, with Grisedale curving away to the north east and dark crags to the left, descend to Ruthwaite Lodge. From the flat Fairfield summit a rough slope descends over the subsidiary top of Cofa Pike to the col at Deepdale Hause at c 680 m (2,200 ft). Descent Route: ridge walk to St Sunday Crag. NY386169) where there are a number of options for parking. This narrow trod rises steadily again, around the head of Gavel Moss and Cold Cove. Ahead the crag looms dramatically. Bear left, now WSW, for about 100m (110 yards) to the southern most cairn on a rough outcrop. This fine fell offers … The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Here the view eastwards is fantastic. 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. Leave Elmhow still on the track through a succession of gates through fields to the tarmac road. However, the snow had completely obliterated the path and we spent an uncomfortable 40 minutes slipping and scrambling down to the tarn. St Sunday Crag is an outlier of the Fairfield Horseshoe. 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. Keep left and climb steadily to the saddle between Birks and St Sunday Crag. This narrow path undulates a little, and then the last bit of the descent to the tarn gets quite boggy. Beyond it, follow the track as it meanders amongst firstly the hummocks, past the plantation and then through the intake gateway near Elmhow. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. Here the path is easily lost but just keep westwards for 300m (330 yards). 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. Walk up the lane at Grisedale Bridge, 300 metres from the Patterdale Hotel. 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. The path now largely traverses along the fellside which is boggy in places. Aim for the path at the back of the Patterdale Hotel which skirts the lower fellside before meeting the large track up Grisedale. Just after the village shop turn right up the track signposted "public footpath". If you need accommodation we have details of 26 properties offering rooms near St Sunday Crag. It is in the col with Fairfield. this lake district walk started from glenridding beck and climbed to st.sunday crag via birks completing two wainwrights, then just after cofa pike … Joe was carrying the rope today :-) ... A gentle walk down with stunning views of Ullswater made a … Bear left from the summit cairn of St Sunday Crag and then keep right on a well used wide path. Urgent Care3D provides the best and most innovative Urgent Care medicine for Orange located in the South Bay of Los Angeles. St Sundays Crag 841 metres / 2759 feet Birks 622 metres / 2041 feet Arnison Crag 433 metres / 1421 feet “Every walker who aspires to high places and looks up to at the remote summit of St Sundays Crag will experience an urge to go forth and climb up to it, for it's challenge is very strong. The walking is very good throughout and the near 8 mile circuit is one that I would recommend to anyone. John's ship later sank in the English Channel with the loss of 300 lives. Rocks galore at the top of St Sunday Crag Sometimes the real challenges really aren’t where you expect them to be. 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. A great hike when you’re in the village of Patterdale is up to the summit of St Sunday Crag. 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. We had to scramble up the steep side of the fell at one stage - a little scary. But with sheer cliffs that plunge into Grisedale (home to the thrilling Pinnacle Ridge), summit views that stretch over the Helvellyn massif and Ullswater, and a lakeside presence that sees it referred to as ‘the Ullswater Fell’, St Sunday is very much a Crag … Can be a bit tricky to find first time, especially if its a bit claggy. St Sunday Crag is one of the better erosion controlled paths and generally the walk is good on the feet. The name is enough to attract the interest of most walkers and fortunately St Sunday’s Crag does not disappoint. Highest point : St Sunday Crag 841m 2,756ft ( 841m ). The hill was the highest of my unwalked Wainwrights. The walk started from the Sports Field Car Park in Patterdale located up the lane to Grisedale Bridge opposite Mountain Rescue. If you need accommodation we have details of 11 properties offering rooms near the start of this walk. Easy scrambling continues up a blocked staircase and then onto a short path leading to the summit of St Sunday Crag. 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. The ridge descending to Deepdale Hause quickly comes into view, and the great bulk of Cofa Pike and Fairfield tower above you. 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. And takes in St Sunday Crag? The tarn is a large patch of water, the meeting of a number of different paths including the Coast to Coast. Area: Eastern Lake District. 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. In another 300m (330 yards), opposite the gateway coming up from the Grisedale Road, turn left to climb the steep ridge. Your email address will not be published. St Sunday Crag is a summit in the Lake District – Eastern Fells region or range in England. Maps contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011 and paths © OpenStreetMap Contributors,CC-BY-SA, 2011, Inevitably things change on the ground so if you think this walk needs updating please, note that gradients are usually grossly exaggerated, 3 - map & compass skills/remote/indistinct paths, Buy walk in Adobe/PDF format to print or for your phone or tablet, A visit to Place Fell overlooking Ullswater, Place Fell and a stroll alongside Ullswater, Lanty's Tarn, Keldas, and Patterdale Circular, Lanty's Tarn, Birkhouse Moor, Red Tarn, Catstycam, Helvellyn, The Classic Ridges of Striding and Swirral Edge, Glenridding Dodd, Heron Pike and Sheffield Pike, Greenside Mine and Glenridding Beck Circular Stroll, The Dovedale Round: Hartsop above How, Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Brock Crags and Angletarn Pikes circular walk from Hartsop, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This walk come highly recommended both by Dave and by the Cicerone Lake District guidebook which describes the walk as, “Mountain magic distilled – a round for the connoisseur”. The work we do on this web site, both researching and writing up walks, takes a lot of our time but doesn't make us a great deal of money. St Sunday Crag is the highest point on the northeast ridge of Fairfield. 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. We parked in the Patterdale Hotel car park and made our way up to Birks (2,040 feet). Pinnacle Ridge on St. Sunday crag. 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. From the little cairn on Gavel Pike, about turn to face St Sunday Crag. The time refers to a. Take lots of water and a packed lunch though and make a day of it. Other Notes: . Once on the ridge line the path became obvious again. All the walking routes up St Sunday Crag on Mud and Routes can be found below. Follow the path round the bottom of the parkland, you may want to watch for the cattle that live here for much of the year. At the bottom of the zigzags turn left to meander on a gently mostly descending path to Grisedale Tarn which is now visible ahead. Distance: 7.2 miles. Keep left and follow the diminishing path to the small summit cairn on an outcrop of rock. NY386169) where there are a number of options for parking. For if we hold together no earthly power can withstand us.” And that starts at Patterdale? St Sunday Crag is a summit in the Lake District – Eastern Fells region or range in England.

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