Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere

Fabulous views - classic Lakeland


Route outline for walk c266:

Grasmere  -  Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk  -  Mill Bridge  -  Little Tongue  -  Seat Sandal  -  Grisedale Tarn  -  Fairfield  -  Rydal Head  -  Great Rigg  -  Stone Arthur  -  Grasmere



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Dove Cottage in Grasmere was William Wordsworth's home between1799 and 1813.

William Wordsworth is buried in St Oswald's Church in Grasmere.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
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 Great Rigg at 766m (2514ft). Great Rigg is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (62nd highest in England, 107th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 54). Great Rigg is also known as an English Nuttall (76th highest in England, 131st highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Seat Sandal at 736m (2417ft). Seat Sandal is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (75th highest in England, 130th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 68). Seat Sandal is also known as an English Nuttall (94th highest in England, 161st highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (24th highest in England, 512th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk, a 306km (190 miles) linear footpath connecting St Bees in Cumbria, England with Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, England. Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk is waymarked by the occasional sign. For more walks that include a section of this trail see Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


OL7 The English Lakes - South Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere

In no particular order . . .

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - 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 c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - *The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (5)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - 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 c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Fairfield summit wind shelter

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Photo: Mike Walker (335)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Photo: Stuart Richardson (12)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (407)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (1)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - *Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Grasmere from the west shore

Grasmere from the west shore

Photo: Linda Royston (2)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - South from Fairfield

South from Fairfield

Photo: Glynn Trueman (1)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (2)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Grasmere Church

Grasmere Church

Photo: Stuart Richardson (11)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl (4)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Grasmere shore

Grasmere shore

Photo: David Hayter (408)


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