St Sunday Crag

From its Thornhow End, St Sunday Crag affords arguably the finest fell-based views available of Patterdale and the southern end of Ullswater, sufficient in themselves to make the rest of the walk worthwhile. But this is to slight the other wonderful panoramas provided at other points by this great fell, such as those towards the craggy eastern face of Fairfield at the head of Deepdale and north across Grisedale to the magnificent wall of cliffs and rock that runs west from Dollywagon Pike, via Nethermost Pike, to the flank of Striding Edge. All these sights do depend, of course, on the weather being of the right clarity, which, on this occasion, really only occurred in the latter stages, towards Thornhow End. But this is small complaint for another day out on one of the most scenic fells in this part of Lakeland. Ascent was from Deepdale, via Lord’s Seat and Gavel Pike, and then back down via the ‘tourist’ route to Patterdale.
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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