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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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

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 in England, 40th in England & Wales). Fairfield is classified as a Marilyn (7th highest in England, 278th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of St Sunday Crag, 841m (2760ft). St Sunday Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (26th highest in England, 52nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 22). St Sunday Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (33rd in England, 61st in England & Wales). St Sunday Crag is classified as a Marilyn (10th highest in England, 324th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Hart Crag, 822m (2698ft). Hart Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (33rd highest in England, 63rd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 27). Hart Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (40th in England, 75th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Birks, 622m (2041ft) - a Wainwright (No. 125) and an English Nuttall (228th Eng, 396th Eng & Wal); Hartsop Above How 570m (1871ft) - a Wainwright (No. 141) and Arnison Crag 433m (1421ft) - a Wainwright (No. 194).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL5
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

In no particular order . . .

Birks from Arnison Crag

Birks from Arnison Crag

Photo: David Hayter (397)

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

Ullswater from the path to Arnison Crag

Ullswater from the path to Arnison Crag

Photo: Gerry Ball (51)

360 panorama taken from the top of Arnison Crag, Patterdale

360 panorama taken from the top of Arnison Crag, Patterdale

Photo: Chris Brankin (1)

The Northern Edge of Kinder Scout taken from Higher Shelf Stones, looking SW to the Snake Pass (A57).

The Northern Edge of Kinder Scout taken from Higher Shelf Stones, looking SW to the Snake Pass (A57).

Photo: Judi Friend (1)

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (5)

Birks summit cairn

Birks summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (55)

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)

Arnison Crag from Birks

Arnison Crag from Birks

Photo: David Hayter (398)

The cairn on Deepdale Hause

The cairn on Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (51)


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