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St Sunday Crag
841m (2760ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record St Sunday Crag as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
27th highest in England,
53rd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 22)

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English Nuttall
33rd highest in England,
61st in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
10th highest in England,
328th highest in Great Britain

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You can walk to the top of St Sunday Crag by using any of these 4 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Quieter alternative to crowded Helvellyn

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:3,516ft (1,072m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c181 Dollywaggon Pike and Seat Sandal from Patterdale

Great high level route with an easy scramble

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:3,979ft (1,213m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c269 The Grisedale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Lakeland's most climbed mountain - not for the faint hearted

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:4,582ft (1,396m)
Time:8.75hrs
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Walk c264 The Grisedale Round from Patterdale

Superb high level ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.25ml (21km)
Ascent:5,189ft (1,581m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited St Sunday Crag Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged St Sunday Crag

Victoria Bates walked up St Sunday Crag on July 25th, 2023 [from/via/route] Patterdale via Birks [with] Mark, Dominic and Tabitha [weather] Cool & cloudy. Some rain on the descent - Dominic walked the whole way at 6 years old!

Ian Ashton climbed St Sunday Crag on February 25th, 2023 [with] With jph

Christine Shepherd bagged St Sunday Crag during October, 1998 [from/via/route] Walked from Cow Bridge car park just North of Brother's Water [with] My friend Miriam [weather] Bright, sunny & cold; perfect walking weather. - Miriam & I had a glorious walk & were delighted to see a red squirrel in Deepdale on the way back to the car. The only bad part of the day was finding out that someone had broken into the boot of my car & stolen our trainers (not new or expensive) & our flask of coffee! I had to drive back to Leeds in my socks! I climbed this peak again in June 03 & 25.9.10.Climbed for a fourth time on 19.2.23 in deteriorating conditions. Was intending to do walk c235 but went down to Grisedale Tarn & walked back on the Coast to Coast; longer but much safer.

Angeline Grieveson hiked St Sunday Crag on February 19th, 2023 [with] Dotty

Martyn Atherton summited St Sunday Crag on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C235 Arniston Crag, Birks, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Hart Crag & Hartsop Above How [with] Paul Atherton [weather] Misty, rain & Sunny - Loved the route 6 hrs 50 minutes

Richard Fulcher conquered St Sunday Crag on August 17th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked in the Patterdale Cricket Club grounds (£5 all day - honesty box) & set off up the road/track through the Grisedale valley, ascending to Grisedale Tarn. After a coffee & biscuit we ascended the gradual path to St Sunday Crag. After a sandwich we followed the ridge down & up to Birks. The last stage was a steep but zigzag path down to the road & back to the car. [with] Jen [weather] Fresh in the morning with mist over the tops, gradually warming up & the skies turning blue. - A great walk taking us about 7 hours - slow, because we take a lot of photos & generally faff about!

Geoff Hand scaled St Sunday Crag on June 10th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale, completed after abandoning a couple of weeks before [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Cloudy, very windy but dry! Visibility good. - Completed the Deepdale Horseshoe today. Once down off the hills crossed over Deepdale bridge & followed the path to Beckstones, Crookabeck, Rooking & back to Patterdale. Very pleasant.

Richard Marshall walked up St Sunday Crag on September 17th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale [with] Me Dave Elsie and Roxy [weather] Cloudy over 2000 ft

Tim Winn climbed St Sunday Crag on August 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Patterdale [with] Barry and Louise [weather] Good

Martin Woods bagged St Sunday Crag on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Patterdale - Birks to Fairfield round to Hellvelyn & down to Glenridding [with] Ackers and Crush [weather] Sun, 22 deegrees v.little breeze

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of St Sunday Crag

Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (right) from the outflow of Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale with St Sunday Crag (right) from the outflow of Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Ian Gaylard (10)

Storms brewing over St Sunday Crag (far left), Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Storms brewing over St Sunday Crag (far left), Fairfield (left) and Dollywaggon Pike (right) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Edward Felstead (19)

St Sunday Crag above Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

St Sunday Crag above Grisedale from Hole-in-the-Wall in the snow

Photo: Mick Fox (16)

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Striding Edge and St Sunday Crag from Helvellyn

Photo: Chris Oakley (4)

The Helvellyn Ridge beyond St Sunday Crag from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

The Helvellyn Ridge beyond St Sunday Crag from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Photo: Chris Brankin (7)

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (331)

St Sunday Crag summit cairn

St Sunday Crag summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (53)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: John Andelin (1)

Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag and the shoulder of Fairfield from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag and the shoulder of Fairfield from Seat Sandal

Photo: Andy Malcolm (6)

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

St Sunday Crag from Patterdale

Photo: Alan Wainwright (2)

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (326)

St Sunday Crag shrouded in cloud from Dollywaggon Pike

St Sunday Crag shrouded in cloud from Dollywaggon Pike

Photo: Dean Richardson (16)

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (4)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: Tony Higgs (22)

Birkhouse Moor (left), St Sunday Crag (right) and Place Fell (centre) from near Grisedale Tarn

Birkhouse Moor (left), St Sunday Crag (right) and Place Fell (centre) from near Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (17)

Looking down Grisdale from Dollywaggon Pike with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Looking down Grisdale from Dollywaggon Pike with St Sunday Crag on the right and Ullswater in the distance

Photo: Wayne Hill (81)

St Sunday Crag from Birks

St Sunday Crag from Birks

Photo: Gerry Ball (52)

Snow on St Sunday Crag as the mist clears

Snow on St Sunday Crag as the mist clears

Photo: Gerry Ball (53)

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

St Sunday Crag (left) and Grisedale from Brownend Plantation

Photo: Alan Wainwright (10)

Place Fell, Grisedale and the lower slopes of St Sunday Crag (right) from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Place Fell, Grisedale and the lower slopes of St Sunday Crag (right) from below Hole-in-the-Wall

Photo: Edward Felstead (16)


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