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Saint Sundays Crag

Saint Sundays Crag



Grid Reference: NY 36930 13404
Height: 841 metres/2759 feet

"How encouraging that splendid remote places like this can still be found in our fells."
A.W Wainwright

Saint Sunday Crag, the north eastern ridge of Fairfield has an imposing appearance from most angles, a wonderful narrow ridge climbing from Deepdale Hause broadens at the summit, with steep drops to either side. Both the summit of St Sundays Crag and Gavel Pike, a short walk to the east of the true summit, offer wonderful views east over the High Street range and south west to the steep crags of Fairfield.

As well as the fine ridge walk over St Sundays Crag there are several other routes to St Sundays Crag, one of the most famous being Pinnacle Ridge, a steep rocky scramble (Grade 3) climbing a wonderful steep arête which culminates in the crossing of a series of rocky pinnacles before emerging on easy ground a short walk from the summit.

 

  1. Saint Sundays Crag from Fairfield

    Fairfield from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk with moderate levels of exposure on the descent from Fairfield but wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 15km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1070m / 3500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very challenging day walk over rough ground and plenty of summits

    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Fairfield from St Sundays Crag

    Helvellyn & Fairfield from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A wonderful long day in the fells, exposed ridges and rugged scenery throughout

    Distance: 19.5km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1500m / 5000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  4. Looking towards St Sundays Crag from Fairfield

    St Sundays Crag from Patterdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk with moderate levels of exposure on the descent from Fairfield but wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 15km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1070m / 3500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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