PaperBridge and Saint Sunday Crag

Sun 17 May 2015

Route: Patterdale - Grisedale - Ruthwaite Lodge - Grisedale Tarn - Deepdale Hause - Saint Sunday Crag - Thornhow End - Glenamara Park - Patterdale

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 2,300ft

Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

With: On Own


Windy, very windy at times. Broken cloud and some sunshine.

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Up Grisedale

Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike

The point, centre skyline is The Tongue, Dollywaggon Pike's northeast ridge

The PaperBridge comes into view, off to the right

PaperBridge by Steve Messam

You can walk across but as a sign says 'Be Gentle' it is a piece of artwork and not a right of way

On top of the bridge, 22,000 sheets of paper. It took my weight!

Looking up Grisedale

The bridge, over to the left is near the sheepfolds

The Tongue in shadow and Eagle Crag

Looking back down Grisedale with Place Fell in the distance

Heading for Grisedale Tarn

The Brothers Parting Stone. Where William Wordsworth last saw his brother John

Looking across Grisedale Tarn to Seat Sandal

Looking down Grisedale as I head for Deepdale Hause

Looking back to Grisedale Tarn

Light on Nethermost Pike's east ridge with Helvellyn and Striding Edge behind

The way to St Sunday Crag's summit

Looking across to Helvellyn

It was so windy I sat down for this shot looking back towards Fairfield

Dollywaggon Pike

Gavel Pike and the far eastern fells beyond

Ullswater as I start my descent

Birks ahead but I take the path on its left flank

Heading down to Thornhow End

Looking across to Arnison Crag

Nearly back at valley level

Previous Walk: Helvellyn from Swirls (Sat 9 May 2015)

Next Walk: Rannerdale Bluebells (Thu 21 May 2015)

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