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Sail

Sail



Grid Reference: NY 19820 20276
Height: 773 metres/2536 feet

"Those who cannot go a step further without a rest may settle down too enjoy what is really a very fine prospect."
A Wainwright

The ridge on the southern side of the Coledale Valley, above Braithwaite, climbs from Rowling End over Causey Pike and Scar Crags to descend to Sail Pass, climbing to the small grassy summit of Sail, before a narrow but easy rocky ridge climbs to the summit of Crag Hill.

Most walkers pass Sail without even stopping, the summit cairn is a short walk from the path, and is not the most impressive to look at, but the views to the east from the heathery summit are magnificent, across Newlands and Derwentwater to the Helvellyn range beyond.

  1. On the summit of Grisedale Pike with Skiddaw beyond

    Coledale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk taking in plenty of tops, but with little exposure, and great views throughout

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1200m / 3700ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Grasmoor from the High Stile ridge

    Grasmoor from Buttermere: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Wonderful ridges and views over Buttermere and the entire Lake District

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1050m / 3500ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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