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 - *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 - Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Bryan Auty (4)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

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 - Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Photo: David Wright (265)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Tony Higgs (23)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Helm Crag & Steel Fell (left), Grasmere Village & Dunmail Raise (centre) and Seat Sandal (right) beautifully reflected in Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (415)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Autumn colours near Grasmere

Autumn colours near Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (14)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (318)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - St Sunday Crag (left), Fairfield (right) and Grisedale Hause from Seat Sandal

St Sunday Crag (left), Fairfield (right) and Grisedale Hause from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (312)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (8)

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 - 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 c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (403)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - 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 c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - On the summit of Fairfield

On the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (336)

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 - Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)

Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere - Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)


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