Southern Dunmail Circuit

Sat 24 Jul 2004

Route: Grasmere Village - Helm Crag - Gibson Knott - Calf Crag - Steel Fell Tarn - Steel Fell - Dunmail Raise - Seat Sandal - Fairfield - Great Rigg - Stone Arthur - Grasmere Village

Distance: 13.00 miles

Ascent: 5,100ft

Time: 7 hours 30 minutes

With: Andy (Anne and Lorraine as far as Steel Fell)


Overcast, couple of light showers, windy at times

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Looking across to Seat Sandal from Helm Crag

Loughrigg Fell and Grasmere from Helm Crag

Heading up to the Lion and Lamb, Helm Crag

The Lion and the Lamb, Helm Crag

Andy Wallace on top of the Howitzer, Helm Crag summit

Looking back to Helm Crag from the route to Gibson Knott

Steel Fell, the Helvellyn ridge, Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Great Rigg

The view to the south west - Blea Rigg, Easdale Tarn, Harrison Stickle, Tarn Crag and Codale Head

Looking back down the Helm Crag ridge and Far Easedale towards Grasmere

Calf Crag summit

The Helvellyn ridge from one of the tarns on route to Steel Fell

Greenburn Bottom

Steel Fell summit cairn

Looking down on Steel End

Thirlmere from Steel Fell

Helm Crag from Dunmail Raise

Steel Fell from Raise Beck

Saint Sunday Crag from Seat Sandal's summit

Dollywaggon Pike, Saint Sunday Crag and Fairfeld from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn, Ullswater in the distance and Saint Sunday Crag from the descent to Grisedale Hause

The route up Fairfield from Grisedale Hause

On the ascent of Fairfield from Grisedale Hause

Grisedale Tarn from the ascent of Fairfield

Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge

Approaching Fairfield's summit

Windermere in the distance as we follow the ridge to Great Rigg

Descending to Stone Arthur

Grasmere from the descent off Stone Arthur

Previous Walk: Troutbeck Tongue (Wed 21 Jul 2004)

Next Walk: Glenridding Dodd (Tue 27 Jul 2004)

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