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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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

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 Great Rigg, 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 in England, 130th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Seat Sandal, 736m (2416ft). Seat Sandal is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (76th highest in England, 132nd highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 68). Seat Sandal is also known as an English Nuttall (94th in England, 161st in England & Wales). Seat Sandal is classified as a Marilyn (24th highest in England, 507th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Stone Arthur, 500m (1641ft) - a Wainwright (No. 175).


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 Maps OL5 & OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

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


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

In no particular order . . .

Grasmere from the west shore

Grasmere from the west shore

Photo: Linda Royston (2)

Birkhouse Moor (left), St Sunday Crag (right) and Place Fell (centre) from near Grisedale Tarn

Birkhouse Moor (left), St Sunday Crag (right) and Place Fell (centre) from near Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (17)

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale Churchyard

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale Churchyard

Photo: David Hayter (320)

Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (15)

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (310)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (5)

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (6)

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Rydal Head with Fairfield (left) and Hart Crag (right) from Great Rigg

Photo: Christine Shepherd (112)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Philip Butler (5)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (317)

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Rydal Fell on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (341)

The Coniston Fells from from Loughrigg Fell

The Coniston Fells from from Loughrigg Fell

Photo: David Hayter (410)

Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Linda Royston (4)

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Grisedale Hause, Dollywaggon Pike (centre), Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge (far right) from Great Rigg

Photo: David Hayter (316)

Grisdale Tarn

Grisdale Tarn

Photo: Liz Stanley (2)

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)

Swinden Water

Swinden Water

Photo: Stuart Richardson (13)

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)

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (113)

Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Wordsworth's Grave in Grasmere Church Graveyard

Photo: Stuart Richardson (12)

Autumn colours near Grasmere

Autumn colours near Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (14)

Me on the left, looking towards Ullswater & St Sunday Crag (right) from a very snowy Seat Sandal

Me on the left, looking towards Ullswater & St Sunday Crag (right) from a very snowy Seat Sandal

Photo: Rob Barklamb (57)

Grisedale from Deepdale Hause

Grisedale from Deepdale Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (50)

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Photo: Edward Felstead (1)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Bryan Auty (4)

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)

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)

Seat Sandal summit

Seat Sandal summit

Photo: David Hayter (311)

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)

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (36)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

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)

Steel Fell from Mill Bridge

Steel Fell from Mill Bridge

Photo: Chris Haselden (22)

Lang How from (nr) Silver How

Lang How from (nr) Silver How

Photo: David Connolly (3)

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Photo: Alan Wainwright (49)

The Central Fells and Seat Sandal (right) from the summit of Fairfield

The Central Fells and Seat Sandal (right) from the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Christine Shepherd (114)

Steve Taylor and Ian Matthews Golledge looking back over Ambleside & Lake Windermere as we ascended Nab scar and on up to Fairfield

Steve Taylor and Ian Matthews Golledge looking back over Ambleside & Lake Windermere as we ascended Nab scar and on up to Fairfield

Photo: Steve Gilmore (5)

Descending Loughrigg Fell in winter light towards Rydal

Descending Loughrigg Fell in winter light towards Rydal

Photo: David Hayter (414)

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (314)

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (1)

St John's in the Vale Church

St John's in the Vale Church

Photo: Glynn Trueman (2)

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Photo: Liz Stanley (3)

*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)

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Photo: Mike Walker (335)

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (40)

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Grasmere from Nab Scar

Photo: Peter Inglis (9)

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (115)

Summit of Fairfield

Summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Jennings (1)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Grisedale Tarn in the snow with St Sunday Crag (centre left) and Fairfield (right)

Photo: John Andelin (1)

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Photo: Linda Royston (1)

Grasmere Church

Grasmere Church

Photo: Stuart Richardson (11)

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Haselden (23)

The Welsh Coast from Great Orme (Great Ormes Head), Llandudno

The Welsh Coast from Great Orme (Great Ormes Head), Llandudno

Photo: Mike Jennings (2)

Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (263)

Easedale Tarn and High Raise (Langdale) with Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) beyond from Fairfield

Easedale Tarn and High Raise (Langdale) with Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (8)

Ruthwaite Lodge (Climbing Hut), upper Grisedale with Fairfield in the background

Ruthwaite Lodge (Climbing Hut), upper Grisedale with Fairfield in the background

Photo: Ian Gaylard (11)

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam from Birkhouse Moor

Photo: Andy Malcolm (7)

Green Gable, Great Gable (left of centre), Kirk Fell (centre) and Pillar (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag

Green Gable, Great Gable (left of centre), Kirk Fell (centre) and Pillar (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (1)

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (2)

South from Fairfield

South from Fairfield

Photo: Glynn Trueman (1)

Dollywaggon Pike (right) with The Langdale Pikes (mid distance) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) and
Scafell Pike (far distance) from St Sunday Crag

Dollywaggon Pike (right) with The Langdale Pikes (mid distance) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Scafell Pike (far distance) from St Sunday Crag

Photo: Rob Barklamb (2)

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - Ingleborough (left), Pen-y-ghent (centre) and Whernside (right) from the summit of Fountains Fell

The Yorkshire Three Peaks - Ingleborough (left), Pen-y-ghent (centre) and Whernside (right) from the summit of Fountains Fell

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (7)

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (512)

Cloud cover over Angle Tarn (Martindale)

Cloud cover over Angle Tarn (Martindale)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (38)

East from Stone Arthur

East from Stone Arthur

Photo: James Brennan (1)

Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag and the shoulder of Fairfield from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn, St Sunday Crag and the shoulder of Fairfield from Seat Sandal

Photo: Andy Malcolm (6)

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (2)

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (403)

The Helvellyn Ridge featuring Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Fairfield

The Helvellyn Ridge featuring Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge from Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (334)

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)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

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)

Skiddaw from High Raise (Langdale)

Skiddaw from High Raise (Langdale)

Photo: James Brennan (2)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (339)

Grasmere Shore

Grasmere Shore

Photo: David Hayter (409)

Hartsop village from Hartsop Dodd

Hartsop village from Hartsop Dodd

Photo: Philip Butler (6)

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (8)

The summit cairn on Hartsop Dodd

The summit cairn on Hartsop Dodd

Photo: Christine Shepherd (513)

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Grisedale Beck with Birkhouse Moor beyond

Photo: Alan Wainwright (4)

Great Rigg from Fairfield on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Fairfield on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (337)

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

*Lakeland panorama featuring a snow-topped Helvellyn (centre left) and Fairfield (centre right) from above Grasmere

Photo: Simon Barnett (34)

Early morning looking west from road to Mungrisdale

Early morning looking west from road to Mungrisdale

Photo: David Wright (267)

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

Photo: David Hayter (319)

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)

Grasmere shore

Grasmere shore

Photo: David Hayter (408)

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (5)

Fairfield from Heron Pike

Fairfield from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (6)

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (407)

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)

Mike (go4awalk.com editor) practising his crampons and ice-axe technique in the snow on Whernside

Mike (go4awalk.com editor) practising his crampons and ice-axe technique in the snow on Whernside

Photo: Mike Knipe (215)

Tarn Hows in November

Tarn Hows in November

Photo: Linda Royston (5)

Lingmoor Fell (left) and the Langdale Pikes (right) from Elterwater

Lingmoor Fell (left) and the Langdale Pikes (right) from Elterwater

Photo: Edward Felstead (2)

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Rydal Water and Grasmere from the shoulder of Nab Scar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (15)

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Ullswater from near Lanty's Tarn

Photo: Dean Richardson (18)

On the summit of Fairfield

On the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (336)

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

St Sunday Crag from Nethermost Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (4)

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Wast Water from teh summit of Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (35)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (24)

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (315)

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Photo: Linda Royston (3)

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)

On Hartsop above How summit - my last Wainwright

On Hartsop above How summit - my last Wainwright

Photo: David Hayter (405)

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl (4)

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)

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Photo: Bryan Auty (2)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (3)

Looking over to Carnedd Dafydd with The Glyderau and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance (left) from Carnedd Llewelyn

Looking over to Carnedd Dafydd with The Glyderau and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in the distance (left) from Carnedd Llewelyn

Photo: Rob Barklamb (58)

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (7)

Welton

Welton

Photo: Bryan Auty (3)

Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: Kevin Smith (1)

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

Photo: Wayne Hill (38)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Tony Higgs (23)

The southern end of Grasmere

The southern end of Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (266)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (37)

Grisedale Tarn from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (313)

Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Cofa Pike near the summit of Fairfield

Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Cofa Pike near the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Rob Barklamb (3)

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Helm Crag from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (318)

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Photo: David Wright (264)

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Photo: David Wright (265)


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