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



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
5
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).


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 c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere

In no particular order . . .

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Great Rigg summit cairn on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (340)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Fairfield summit cairn with Windermere in the distance

Photo: Christine Shepherd (113)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike 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 c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Snowdrops emerging in Grasmere - spring is on the way!

Photo: Mike Knipe (214)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Seat Sandal summit

Seat Sandal summit

Photo: David Hayter (311)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grisedale Tarn

Grisedale Tarn

Photo: Tony Higgs (23)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Path towards Mill Bridge from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (310)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike 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 c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Grisedale Tarn from Brothers' Parting Stone

Photo: Alan Wainwright (49)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere Lake

Grasmere Lake

Photo: Bryan Auty (4)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Grisedale from Seat Sandal

Photo: David Hayter (314)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Lorna Auty on the shore of Grasmere

Photo: Bryan Auty (2)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - 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)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

The rocky outcrop on the summit of Heron Pike on The Fairfield Horeshoe

Photo: Mike Walker (347)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Fishing Boat on Grasmere

Photo: David Hayter (407)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

The path from Fairfield to Hart Crag

Photo: David Hayter (404)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Grisedale Tarn from Fairfield

Photo: Peter Inglis (7)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Grasmere Church

Grasmere Church

Photo: Stuart Richardson (11)

Walk c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike 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 c358 Seat Sandal, Fairfield and Heron Pike from Grasmere - Steel Fell from Mill Bridge

Steel Fell from Mill Bridge

Photo: Chris Haselden (22)


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