Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale

Quieter alternative to crowded Helvellyn


Route outline for walk c235:

Patterdale  -  Arnison Crag  -  Birks  -  St Sunday Crag  -  Deepdale Hause  -  Cofa Pike  -  Fairfield  -  Rydal Head  -  Hart Crag  -  Blake Brow  -  Hartsop Above How  -  Hoggill Brow  -  Gale Crag  -  Bleaberry Knott  -  Cockley How  -  Bridgend  -  Patterdale




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Fairfield at 873m (2865ft). Fairfield is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (15th highest in England, 35th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 13).

Fairfield is also known as an English Nuttall (18th highest in England, 40th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (7th highest in England, 280th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of St Sunday Crag at 841m (2760ft). St Sunday Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (27th highest in England, 53rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 22).

St Sunday Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (33rd highest in England, 61st highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (10th highest in England, 328th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Hart Crag at 822m (2698ft). Hart Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (34th highest in England, 65th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 27).

Hart Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (40th highest in England, 76th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Thornthwaite Crag (left), Hartsop Dodd and Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (centre), Red Screes (right) and the shoulder of Hartsop above How (foreground) from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Thornthwaite Crag (left), Hartsop Dodd and Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) (centre), Red Screes (right) and the shoulder of Hartsop above How (foreground) from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Photo: Chris Brankin (6)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist

Myself and Steve Taylor on the top of Fairfield in thick mist

Photo: Steve Gilmore (4)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Grisedale from Deepdale Hause

Grisedale from Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (50)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - The Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit of Fairfield with Dove Crag (left), Rydal Beck, Ambleside, Windermere, Nab Scar and Heron Pike (prominent right)

The Fairfield Horseshoe from the summit of Fairfield with Dove Crag (left), Rydal Beck, Ambleside, Windermere, Nab Scar and Heron Pike (prominent right)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (116)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

Chelmsford YHA members on Fairfield looking to Helvellyn, Striding Edge and Catstycam

Photo: Judi Friend (2)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - St Sunday Crag summit cairn

St Sunday Crag summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (53)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - South from Fairfield

South from Fairfield

Photo: Glynn Trueman (1)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - *The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

*The Old Man of Coniston (left) and The Scafell Massif from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (37)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - 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)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Photo: Mike Walker (333)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (512)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Path up to Arnison Crag from Patterdale

Path up to Arnison Crag from Patterdale

Photo: David Hayter (396)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park

Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg and Fairfield from Rydal Park

Photo: Wayne Hill (39)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Place Fell from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Place Fell from Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Photo: Chris Brankin (4)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Hart Crag summit cairn

Hart Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (328)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Rydal Water (left) and Coniston Water (right - far distance) and Heron Pike in mid-distance from Hart Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (26)

Walk c235 The Deepdale Horseshoe from Patterdale - St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (403)


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