St Sunday Crag

Jim Mercer being rendered ‘hors de combat’ due to gardening duties, this outing was done without the benefit of Janet Mercer’s expert weather-forecasting skills, and viewing conditions therefore duly turned out to be not of the best! But enough was gleaned of the potential for fine panoramas from the lesser-known first part of this walk - the ascent from Deepdale, via Lattershaw Crag, Lord’s Seat and Gavel Pike - to make it a definite must-do-again in clearer conditions. And the return, down the ‘way of the many’ towards Patterdale, affords, of course, some of the finest views to be had anywhere in Lakeland, especially of Patterdale itself and the southern reaches of Ullswater. Given the conditions, however, the photos of this part of the walk also give only a hazy idea (pun intended!) of these attractions, but hopefully still worth looking at for future reference (and for some of the ‘real McCoy’, see here).
(Highest point (St Sunday Crag): 2759 ft./841 m. Distance: 6.46 miles/ 10.4 km. Ascent: 2450 ft./ 747 m.)

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