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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


    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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