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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

Time - 8 hours 40 minutes

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). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1235
Red Tarn & Grisedale from Glenridding
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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Glenridding Dodd & Sheffield Pike from Glenridding
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
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Red Tarn & Birkhouse Moor from Glenridding
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km

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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
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Place Fell from Patterdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
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0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
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The Angletarn Pikes from Hartsop
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
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The Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags from Hartsop
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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3388
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Around Hayeswater and Angle Tarn From Hartsop
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
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Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
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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.

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