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St. Sunday Crag & Helvellyn from Glenridding
Introduction to Walk 1710

Photo from the walk - St. Sunday Crag & Helvellyn from Glenridding

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Eastern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km

Ascent - 4800 feet / 1455 metres

Grade - hard

This demanding Lake District walk includes St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn and Striding Edge. The start is Glenridding and the route includes some of the finest walking in the Eastern Lake District fells. However it is a long day in the Lakeland Fells so allow enough daylight to complete the route. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Birks, Dollywaggon Pike, Fairfield, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, St Sunday Crag. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1156
Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edges
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1235
Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenridding
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3232
Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike from Glenridding
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2327
Red Tarn & Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1230
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Birks & Arnison Crag from Patterdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1520
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Helvellyn & Fairfield Horseshoe from Patterdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 2047
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Place Fell from Patterdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2425
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Circuit of Boredale from Patterdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 1110
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2060
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
The Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3388
2.4 miles / 3.8 km away
Around Hayeswater and Angle Tarn From Hartsop
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 2039
2.7 miles / 4.3 km away
A circuit of Gowbarrow Fell, Ullswater
Grade - moderate
Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 3309
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Stony Cove Pike & Kirkstone Pass
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1228
2.9 miles / 4.6 km away
Thornthwaite Beacon & High Street from Hartsop
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South LakelandGuidebook to 60 half to full-day walks in the south Lake District. Walking areas include Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale, Little Langdale, Coniston, Torver and the south, Grizedale, Satterthwaite, the Rusland Valley, Winster Valley, Troutbeck, Kentmere, Longsleddale and across to Tebay. Part of a three-volume series, focusing on short, low-level walks.
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