St. Sunday Crag

As the videos and photos below show, St Sunday Crag provides a towering 'viewing platform' for admiring, in particular, the glories of Patterdale, the forbidding north-eastern faces of Nethermost and Dollywagon Pikes and the dramatic northern aspect of Fairfield.  

This outing was a first for me, in that it followed the 'royal road' up via Thornhow End, rather than the various alternatives lines of ascent I had used on previous occasions (see, e.g., here and here - though I had used it as a line of descent on many occasions).  And although steep, the path is very good, as are the views, and this way up seems to get most of the hard work out of the way sooner and more straightforwardly than other routes.  The descent was via Gavel Pike, Birks and Arnison Crag, mostly a repeat of a route used recently when Birks was the main object of the exercise. 

In the glorious sunny but coldish weather, one could not ask for better conditions for an outing such as this, nor for more spectacular scenery to thereby view to best advantage!

(Distance:  6.5 miles/10.5 km.  Ascent:  2777 ft./846 m.  Highest point (St Sunday Crag):  2759 ft./841 m.)






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