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Grid Reference: NY 38177 14486
Height: 622 metres/2041 feet

"This is a scene of strong contrasts, interesting and pleasing."
A.W Wainwright

The high ridge to the east of Fairfield descends along the fine Saint Sundays ridge, dropping down to the grassy summit ridge of Birks, a gentle grassy summit belies the steep crags out of sight below the summit ridge.

Fine views over Grisedale to the north and over Ullswater make this a pleasant route to and from Saint Sundays Crag.


  1. Saint Sundays Crag from Fairfield

    Fairfield from Patterdale


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

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

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  2. Caudale Moor from the shores of Ullswater

    The Patterdale Horseshoe


    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2100m / 6900ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Minimum / Maximum Group Ratio: 3:1 / 10:1

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

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