Saint Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Helvellyn

Sat 4 Mar 2006

Route: Patterdale - Arnison Crag - Trough Head - Birks - Gavel Pike - Saint Sunday Crag - Deepdale Hause - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Grisedale Hause - Grisedale Tarn - Dollywaggon Pike - High Crag - Nethermost Pike - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Greenside Road - Glenridding village - Patterdale

Distance: 14.00 miles

Ascent: 5,250ft

Time: 8 hours

With: David Hall


Blue sky, scattered clouds, snow on the tops

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Ullswater from Arnison Crag

Looking back to Arnison Crag with Place Fell behind from our ascent of Birks

Saint Sunday Crag from Birks' summit

Heading for Gavel Pike

Fairfield from Gavel Pike's summit

Looking back to Gavel Pike with the far eastern fells beyond

Fairfield from Saint Sunday Crag's summit

Westernly panorama from Saint Sunday Crag's summit

Lookng over Grisedale Tarn to the high central fells

Dollwaggon Pike, High Crag, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn

Saint Sunday Crag from Cofa Pike

Cofa Pike and Saint Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Coniston Water and the Coniston Fells from Fairfield's summit

The view south from Fairfield's summit

360 Panorama from Fairfield's summit

Westerly panorama from Fairfield

Looking down on Grisedale Tarn from our descent to Grisedale Hause from Fairfield

Looking across Grisedale Tarn to Seat Sandal

Fairfield from the Dollywaggon Pike zig-zags

Saint Sunday Crag and Fairfield from Dollywaggon Pike's summit

Looking back to Dollywaggon Pike from High Crag

The flat top of Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn

Scafell Pike from the very flat top of Nethermost Pike

Helvellyn from Nethermost Pike

Catstycam and Red Tarn

Helvellyn's summit

Swirral Edge connecting Catstycam to Helvellyn

White Side from Helvellyn Lower Man with Blencathra in the distance

No snow on Sheffield Pike but Catstycam has a good covering with the snowy North Pennines in the distance

The Skiddaw fells and Blencathra from White Side's summit

Brown Cove - Catstycam, Helvellyn and Lower Man

Glenridding as the weather deteriorates

Previous Walk: Helvellyn and the Dodds (Sun 26 Feb 2006)

Next Walk: Bowfell and Esk Pike (Sun 5 Mar 2006)

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