/ Fairfield and St Sunday Crag walk
The walk will be from patterdale to Fairfield via Grisedale including Gavel Pike, Cofa Pike and Birks.
I dont get enough chances to get out in the hilk these days and want to include another Wainwright, Arniston Crag, too.
Is there an easy route from Birks to Arniston Crag as im looking at the map and I cant see a direct route/path marked?
Yes, I've been up that way in the past and don't remember any problems. I'm pretty sure there's a path.
FWIW, I've found that ticking minor Wainwrights is a really good way of getting a bit of variety in areas that you think you've done to death...
> Yes, I've been up that way in the past and don't remember any problems. I'm pretty sure there's a path.
> FWIW, I've found that ticking minor Wainwrights is a really good way of getting a bit of variety in areas that you think you've done to death...
Couldnt agree more. I use Hill-Bagging.co.uk to show all hill types in an area (Birketts, Nuttalls, Marylyns, HuMPS etc). By using this site I can log where I have previously visited and also i have been to places that i would never have know about had I not used it.
For instance, i had a great walk to Sir William Hill in the Peaks with the family which would not have otherwsie been on the radar.
Went over Arnison Crag and Birks a few weeks ago to do Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday, there is a clear path between the two without two much loss of altitude either.
> Went over Arnison Crag and Birks a few weeks ago to do Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday, there is a clear path between the two without two much loss of altitude either.
Hmm, i was thinking about doing the walk that way but was a bit nervous about the scramble due to my wife not having scrambled before.
What can you tell me about this scramble. I have personally done all the others, Striding, Sharp et al and found them to be pretty tame but for my good lady who hasnt done this type of activity before, will it be a bridge too far?
Im excited by the return journey but I think ill give it a miss on this occasion.
Defo going to check it out from above when I get there.
yes totally agree with Dan, it ain't no place for someone's first scramble, although you will se the best bit from above.
I can recommend a return over Hart Crag and down the delectable Hartsop-above-How ridge.
Hope this helps, and have a good weekend.
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