Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere

Fabulous views - classic Lakeland


Route outline for walk c358:

- Grasmere  -   Mill Bridge  -   Little Tongue  -   Seat Sandal  -   Grisedale Tarn  -   Fairfield  -   Rydal Head  -   Great Rigg  -   Rydal Fell  -   Heron Pike (North Top)  -   Heron Pike  -   Alcock Tarn  -   Grasmere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
2
Marilyns
Bridget
1
Bridget

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 Heron Pike (North Top), 621m (2038ft) - an English Nuttall (234th Eng, 404th Eng & Wal); Rydal Fell 621m (2038ft) and a Bridget and Heron Pike 612m (2009ft) - a Wainwright (No. 128) and an English Nuttall (249th Eng, 433rd Eng & Wal).


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 c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere

In no particular order . . .

On Hartsop above How summit - my last Wainwright

On Hartsop above How summit - my last Wainwright

Photo: David Hayter (405)

Steel Fell from Mill Bridge

Steel Fell from Mill Bridge

Photo: Chris Haselden (22)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Jamie Caryl (5)

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (40)

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Temperature Inversion in the Rydal Valley from near Heron Pike

Photo: John Holt (2)

Windermere from Heron Pike

Windermere from Heron Pike

Photo: Timothy Towers (7)

Seat Sandal summit

Seat Sandal summit

Photo: David Hayter (311)

Descending Loughrigg Fell in winter light towards Rydal

Descending Loughrigg Fell in winter light towards Rydal

Photo: David Hayter (414)

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Nab Scar summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (349)


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