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

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). Fairfield is also classified as 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, 130th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Seat Sandal at 736m (2416ft). Seat Sandal is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (76th highest in England, 131st 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). Seat Sandal is also classified as an English Marilyn (24th highest in England, 512th highest in the UK).

Along the way you will also bag Stone Arthur at 500m (1641ft). Stone Arthur is classified as a Wainwright (No. 175) .

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 Church

Grasmere Church

Photo: Stuart Richardson (11)

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Dove Cottage near Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (262)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (37)

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

*Heron Pike and Nab Scar from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (35)

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)

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)

Grisedale Tarn from Seat Sandal

Grisedale Tarn from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (313)

The southern end of Grasmere

The southern end of Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (266)

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)

Seat Sandal summit

Seat Sandal summit

Photo: David Hayter (311)

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (113)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Jamie Caryl (3)

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)

Great Rigg from Fairfield on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg from Fairfield on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (337)

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Fairfield summit wind shelter

Photo: Mike Walker (335)

Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: David Wright (263)

Grasmere shore

Grasmere shore

Photo: David Hayter (408)

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Hart Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (6)

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Photo: Alan Wainwright (49)

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Heron Pike and Windermere from Great Rigg

Photo: Jamie Caryl (4)

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (310)

East from Stone Arthur

East from Stone Arthur

Photo: James Brennan (1)

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Fellow go4awalkers Chris and Alan on Fairfield summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (115)

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)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: David Hayter (317)

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)

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Rydal Beck at Rydal Hall

Photo: David Wright (264)

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)

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

*Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike and Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Wayne Hill (36)

*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)

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)

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (407)

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Autumn leaves in Grasmere

Photo: Linda Royston (3)

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Me & my shadow approaching Great Rigg in the snow

Photo: Sandra Littlewood (8)

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

*The Helvellyn Ridge and St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: Andy Malcolm (14)

Summit of Fairfield

Summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Jennings (1)

Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Bryan Auty (4)

Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Linda Royston (4)

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Autumn in Grasmere Village

Photo: Linda Royston (1)

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)

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

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)

Grisdale Tarn

Grisdale Tarn

Photo: Liz Stanley (2)

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Seat Sandal towering above Grasmere

Photo: Edward Felstead (1)

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

The summit cairn on Fairfield with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (512)

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

St Sunday Crag from Fairfield

Photo: David Hayter (403)

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)

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)

*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)

Grasmere

Grasmere

Photo: Kevin Smith (1)

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)

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Snow on Helvellyn from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (5)

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Seat Sandal from Great Rigg on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (338)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

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)

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Photo: Bryan Auty (2)

On the summit of Fairfield

On the summit of Fairfield

Photo: Mike Walker (336)

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)

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)

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)

Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Tony Higgs (23)

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Helm Crag from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (2)

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (7)

South from Fairfield

South from Fairfield

Photo: Glynn Trueman (1)

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (314)

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

The Swan Hotel near Grasmere with Stone Arthur beyond

Photo: David Hayter (319)

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Grasmere from Stone Arthur

Photo: Philip Butler (5)

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

The Old Man of Coniston beyond Great Rigg from Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (4)

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)

Grasmere from the west shore

Grasmere from the west shore

Photo: Linda Royston (2)

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)

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)

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)

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Seat Sandal with Fairfield beyond from Grasmere

Photo: David Connolly (1)

Grasmere Shore

Grasmere Shore

Photo: David Hayter (409)

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

Photo: David Wright (265)

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

The famous Waterfalls at Rydal Hall

Photo: Wayne Hill (38)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (339)

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 (315)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk c266 Seat Sandal and Fairfield from Grasmere


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