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Stone Arthur
500m (1641ft)

The Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 175)

Walk Stone Arthur walking UK Mountains in The Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Stone Arthur

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Walk c216 Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike from Grasmere

Fabulous views of Grasmere - the descent off Heron Pike is down steep grass

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7ml (11km)
Ascent:2,661ft (811m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere

Fabulous views - classic Lakeland

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:3,116ft (950m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c389 Great Rigg, Fairfield and Hart Crag from Ambleside

A variation on a classic route

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,984ft (1,214m)
Time:8½ hrs
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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Stone Arthur Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Stone Arthur

John Mcewen walked up Stone Arthur on April 4th, 2024 [from/via/route] Goodie raise Grasmere [with] Allie, Laura, Dawn and Martha [weather] Started sunny turned cloudy - Allies birthday walk

James Hughes climbed Stone Arthur on February 13th, 2024 [from/via/route] From Grasmere over Fairfield down Stone Arthur [weather] Rolling mist at top of Seat Sandal & then blizzard conditions on Fairfield. Cleared up on descent over Stone Arthur. - Unorthodox climb up Seat Sandal. Climb up Fairfield culminated in blizzard. Bearings were not quite right.

Andrew Thornton bagged Stone Arthur on August 6th, 2023 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Jenny [weather] Overcast - Excellent path.

Angeline Grieveson hiked Stone Arthur on April 5th, 2023 [with] Dotty

Martin Hartshorne summited Stone Arthur on September 12th, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Low cloud then sunshine to finish

Christine Shepherd conquered Stone Arthur on August 15th, 2008 [from/via/route] Walked from Grasmere [with] On my own [weather] Overcast - Bagged this again on a very windy day on 2.5 2011 when I was force to give up the Horseshoe due to high winds so came down over Stone Arthur into Grasmere instead. Enjoyed a visit to Allcock Tarn before walking along the coffin route back to Ambleside. Climbed again using walk c266 on 2.11.17 Climbed again on 26.09.2021 straight up & down from Grasmere to celebrate a friend's 214.

Mark Davidson scaled Stone Arthur during 1998 [from/via/route] Grasmere, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg & then back down to Grasmere [with] One of the first walks I did with Theresa [weather] Not too bad until it started snowing on Great Rigg

Caroline Winter walked up Stone Arthur on June 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Swan pub lay by on A591, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Fairfield, St Sunday, Grisedale Tarn, Seat Sandal, Great Tongue [with] Solo [weather] Hot & humid

Ian Ashton climbed Stone Arthur on January 15th, 2022 [with] Solo

Richard Marchant bagged Stone Arthur on December 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Basically a straight up & back route parking the car alongside the A591 just along from the Black Swan in a roadside lay-by used by walkers. Then walked straight up to Stone Arthur & back via the direct footpath. Steel climb but up & back with in 2 hours. [with] Solo [weather] Low level cloud down to 600m a very mild day for the time of the year & breezy all day.

Geoff Hand hiked Stone Arthur on November 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] c266 From Great Rigg, off the top for 100m then SW. Tess & I had a good run down to Stone Arthur back out of the cloud. On the way back to Grasmere recognised the the paths from the 2018 British Fell relays. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] cloud coming & going. - Set out from Grasmere & headed for Low Mill Bridge. Followed Tongue Gill then cut across to Seat Sandal. Scurried down to Grisedale Hause & then up to Fairfield where the clouds came in. S to Great Rigg & SW to Stone Arthur. From there back to Grasmere.

Michael Nolan summited Stone Arthur on September 29th, 2021 [from/via/route] Swan hotel Grasmere [with] Morag the lurcher Lucy [weather] lovely evening

Carl Tillotson conquered Stone Arthur on August 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] Route 266 [with] June [weather] Sunny, very wind at top of Seat Sandal & Fairfield

Richard Marshall scaled Stone Arthur on July 23rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Seat Sandal & stone Arthur [with] Me, Roxy [weather] Sunny very Hot

Clare Tait walked up Stone Arthur on May 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Parked on the verge & up from the side of the pub. [with] Charlie [weather] Hot & windy at the top - No 60 Wainwright & a struggle. I don't think we have the age & fitness any more.

John Bryers climbed Stone Arthur on July 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Used route C226.pdf. Parked on Dunmail Raise lower layby & walked down road to Mill Bridge. Due to erosion sign posts took me on the higher route on the Coast to Coast path, thus missing turn at the 2 footbridges. Walked direct to Grisedale Hause & turned left up to top of Seat Sandal. Back to Grisedale Hause & up zig-zag path to summit of Fairfield. Did not find trig point even with good visibility - Easy onward route to Great Rigg. Continued along ridge to Stone Arthur. [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Cloudy with some sun. Cooler on the tops. - Lots of walkers on a Wednesday due to covid-19 still about. Layby before Travellers Rest full!

Andrew Johnson bagged Stone Arthur on January 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Beth and Ted [weather] Overcast

Christina Lander hiked Stone Arthur on October 31st, 2019 [from/via/route] Grasmere - Stone Arthur - Great Rigg - Fairfield - Grisedale Hause - Seat Sandal - Grasmere [with] Dick & Meg [weather] Beautiful, sunny day, windy & chilly

John Almond summited Stone Arthur on May 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] From roadside parking on A591 north of Grasmere Village - Tongue Gill - Grisedale Hause - Fairfield - Great Rigg - STONE ARTHUR - [weather] Overcast but mainly dry - - Wainwright 158

John Tippins conquered Stone Arthur on October 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Started at Red Bank Road car park, Grasmere. Route c266 go4awalk.com [with] Solo [weather] Very dramatic sky when I left the cottage - bright sunshine & dark clouds. The sky darkened on the way to Grasmere, then it was blanket cloud, then it started raining, then the sun came out, then it started snowing. It was sunny & bright the rest of the day but the northern wind was bitterly cold - minus 12 with wind chill, so the forecast said.

Liz Sheerin scaled Stone Arthur on August 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Neil

Andrew Peate walked up Stone Arthur on February 28th, 2019 [from/via/route] From the Swan Hotel [weather] Foggy, no wind - Walked out over Heron Pike & Nab Scar, which were the first I logged on Fairfield Horseshoe with Jack & Harry.

Wayne Baxter climbed Stone Arthur on April 27th, 2018 [from/via/route] Swan Hotel up to Stone Arthur & return [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy but dry

Chris Sheard bagged Stone Arthur on May 28th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Fairfield [with] Jamie [weather] Great weather day turning cooler - Jamie did well on his way to a pint of Hobgoblin draught

Leon Harvey hiked Stone Arthur on September 11th, 2016 [with] Solo

Louis Smith summited Stone Arthur on December 17th, 2016 [weather] temperature inversion

Elaine Evans conquered Stone Arthur on September 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] From Rydal, via coffin route to Nab Scar, Heron Pike & High Rigg, then returned via Stone Arthur. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Fine & dry, overcast & windy at times but not cold. - Good day, amazing views.

Jan Dixon scaled Stone Arthur on July 7th, 2016 [from/via/route] Great Rigg [with] Rebecca Caine

David Watson walked up Stone Arthur on June 18th, 2015 [weather] Cloudy & cool.

Mark Luckett climbed Stone Arthur on October 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked via Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nab Scar & added Fairfield as an after thought. [with] Susan Luckett [weather] Sunny & bright but cool. - A long walk as we spoke to 2 gentlemen & suggested we walked an extra mile & complete Fairfield as part of our planned route.

Dave Gay bagged Stone Arthur on February 14th, 2008 [from/via/route] Rydal - Nab Scar - Heron Pike - Stone Arthur - Grassmere [with] Nathaniel

Tony Rogerson hiked Stone Arthur on February 14th, 2010 [from/via/route] Grasmere Fairfield & Seat Sandal [with] John [weather] Low cloud - Snow & ice under foot

Kevin Parnham summited Stone Arthur on September 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Grasmere via Great Rigg [with] Jo [weather] Warm & sunny

Nick Dobson conquered Stone Arthur on September 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere to Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike & Nab Scar [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] cloudy

Colin Egan scaled Stone Arthur on September 12th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Grasmere [with] My wife Faith [weather] Cool, showery, light winds - Steep little climb straight off valley floor, excellent views from summit

Anthony Scott walked up Stone Arthur on September 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Me [weather] Sunny, white cloud, light breeze - Hi to Andrew from Skipton who was also peak bagging at the summit!

Steve Frank climbed Stone Arthur on November 9th, 2014 [from/via/route] Grasmere

Nigel Francombe bagged Stone Arthur on June 26th, 2015 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Kathleen [weather] Sunny, misty

Paul Macey hiked Stone Arthur on June 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] C247 plus ridge route great Rigg stone arthur

Phillip Bulley summited Stone Arthur on June 1st, 2015 [from/via/route] A591 (Grasmere) [with] Judith and Toby [weather] Cloudy but very windy & excellent visibility

Paul Glynn conquered Stone Arthur during May, 2014 [with] Wife

Andrew Wood has scaled Stone Arthur [from/via/route] c266 from Grasmere [with] Doug & Mel [weather] Sunny & warm on this one

Chris Bramley walked up Stone Arthur on April 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] white horse pub grasmere [with] janet [weather] fine & bright - pub after the walk, we headed up to high rig & then on to alcock tarn

Tracey Cowell climbed Stone Arthur on March 19th, 2015 [with] On my own [weather] Sunny

Victoria Bates bagged Stone Arthur on February 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] c266 [with] Mark [weather] Wet with some snow, poor visibility

Simon Neilson-Clark hiked Stone Arthur on October 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] Horseshoe of Great Rigg Fairfield & Dolly wagon Pike [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunshine with a cloud inversion - Beautiful day with viewa od Sunday school Pike & Hellvyan Weekend after seeng Alex in Manc

Darren Wilson summited Stone Arthur on June 12th, 2011 [from/via/route] Grasmere, Stone Arthur, Great Rigg, Heron Pike, Nabs Scar [with] Crabs

Bella Wella conquered Stone Arthur on September 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] Up from grasmere & back [with] Paul

Stuart Nash scaled Stone Arthur on September 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] Grasmere [weather] Mostly sunny, cloudy later

Keith Eastman walked up Stone Arthur on July 28th, 2014 [from/via/route] c266

David Noble climbed Stone Arthur on June 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] Travellers rest via Seat sandal, Fairfield & Great Rigg [with] Me [weather] Sunny

David Fearn bagged Stone Arthur on June 10th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Grasmere over Goody Bridge then Low Mill Bridge. Followed path along Little Tonque Gill. the went west across the Gill & along a wall. Set out from the all to the summit of Seat Sandal. Descended to Grisdale Hause the climbed to the summit of Fairfield. Then south along the ridge to Great Rigg then SW to Summit of Stone Arthur. Then returned to Grasmere via the Swan Hotel. [with] Alone [weather] Grey but clear only three very minor showers between Fairfield & Stone Arthur.

Craig Steeland hiked Stone Arthur on May 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] Grasmere village [with] Sue [weather] Sunny, warm & clear

David Baines summited Stone Arthur on May 19th, 2010 [from/via/route] From Lay-by near Swan Hotel. [with] Alone [weather] Dull, damp drizzle, heavy mist around summit. - Difficulty locating summit due to thick mist, half way to Great Rigg before turning back. Found the orange peel deposits of some moron on the way back.

Neil Bennett conquered Stone Arthur on August 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] From Grasmere [with] Pam Bennett, Oliver Bennett, Thomas Bennett

Marcus Bradshaw scaled Stone Arthur on October 30th, 2013 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Marcus [weather] Bright & sunny with a cool nip in the air - This was my first navigation with a GPS. Certainly need more practice ... a very easy walk but still managed to take the wrong path. The view from the top yet again amazing.

Raymond Barnett walked up Stone Arthur on October 17th, 2013 [with] self [weather] clear

Clive Ward climbed Stone Arthur on October 13th, 2013 [from/via/route] Rydal, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Dodd [with] Hazel [weather] Cloudy

Ann Davis bagged Stone Arthur on August 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] via seat sandal & fairfield [weather] hot hot hot

Dave Eyes hiked Stone Arthur on August 23rd, 2010 [from/via/route] Swan hotel [with] Christine Eyes [weather] looking like rain - walked on to Fairfield - & then round & on into Ambleside - took a bus back to Rydal

James Guest summited Stone Arthur on June 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Walk c266 Seat Sandal & Fairfield from Grasmere. Grasmere, Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, Mill Bridge, Little Tongue, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Tarn, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Grasmere [with] Alone [weather] Sunny, Light Winds

Harry Meijer conquered Stone Arthur on May 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Alone

Christine Knowles scaled Stone Arthur on April 28th, 2013 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Graham [weather] showery, very windy

Charlie Housley walked up Stone Arthur on March 26th, 2013 [from/via/route] Via the path to the right of the Swan Hotel. [with] Solo. [weather] Occasionally bright & sunny, between isolated snow flurries. Weather very cold with a wind chill of -3 to -4. - Not as much snow around as I thought there would be.

Darren Mortimer climbed Stone Arthur on November 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] Grasmere [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunshine - We walked right passed this one only the satnav gave any indication. Good walk from Grasmere & so glad we didnt do it from the Fairfield Horseshoe so long ago.

Paul Carmichael bagged Stone Arthur on October 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] Detour off walk c247 The Fairfield Horseshoe [with] solo [weather] sunny, windy, cold

Ian Park hiked Stone Arthur on July 22nd, 2012 [from/via/route] From Grasmere & then on to Great Rigg & back via Rydal Fell [with] Mrs Carole Park [weather] Cloudy with quite low cloud but not enough to touch Great Rigg. Very windy on top,

Stella Nuttall summited Stone Arthur on July 27th, 2010 [from/via/route] very misty, great rigg heron pike [with] christine and anne [weather] very misty - set off from christine dandys

Stephen Littlewood conquered Stone Arthur on June 4th, 2008 [from/via/route] From Great Rigg

Katherine Bonner, Neil Smith, Patrick Rogozinski, Dale Sexton, Peter Thwaites, David Hallam, Jane Wilkinson, Gill Bates, David Kelley, Jenny Godfrey, David Kelley, Adrian Roberts, David Butterfield, Jo Dixon, Simon Boddy, Peter Clark, John Walter, Amanda Hinds, David Laws, Tracey Cordes, Colin Hibbert, David Hickin, Paul Woodburn, Patricia Dilley, Linda Mckeogh, Simon Duerden, Martin Antcliff, Jonathan Tobin, Ian Thomas, Paul Booth, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, Louise Sandwith, Sarah Lowe, John Cuthbert, Patrick Buckland, Jeffrey Hall, Rob Barklamb, Stephen Millington, Andy Nicholls, Robin Blunden, Jeanette Coward, Sam Mercer, Ray O'hara and Libby Burns have all walked, climbed & bagged Stone Arthur.

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Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

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Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Great Rigg (left). Stone Arthur (centre) and Heron Pike (right) from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (204)

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (2)

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal,  Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Helm Crag, Seat Sandal, Grisedale Hause, Fairfield, Great Rigg, Stone Arthur, Heron Crag, Nab Scar, Loughrigg and Grasmere above The Pass of Dunmail Raise from the top of High Raven Crag

Photo: Alan Wainwright (206)

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (318)

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

Photo: David Hayter (319)

Stone Arthur from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Stone Arthur from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (343)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (3)

East from Stone Arthur

East from Stone Arthur

Photo: James Brennan (1)

Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike above Greenbank from Stang End

Stone Arthur, Great Rigg and Heron Pike above Greenbank from Stang End

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