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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Sun 14 Jul - St. Sunday Crag

Start Point: Cow Bridge (between Brothers Water & Patterdale - GR NY 403134) @ 10.00

Description: We can either follow the road for the first 1¼ mi., to Patterdale, or we can walk to Hartsop & go down the little lane / bridleway past Dubhow, Beckstones, Crookabeck, Rooking & across to Patterdale.
Turn left, from the main road (SW) opp. The White Lion pub & pass the public toilet block!
After the second kissing gate, walk // to the drystone wall, then bear uphill.
At a metal gate & wooden stile on the right, look left for an indistinct path heading up.
Follow it & endure all of the false summits onto St Sunday Crag! (St Sunday is an alternative name for St Dominic, a 12th century Spanish saint, but ?? why this fell's called that!!)
From St Sunday Crag there are great views of the Helvellyn ridge (NW) & High Street (E).
Then head down the path to Deepdale Hause (it's Grisedale Tarn @ the head of the valley)
From the top of Fairfield follow the ridge E, then SE as far as Hart Crag.
Next head ENE along the ridge of Hartsop above How (for 'bout 3mi.'ish) to the edge of Low Wood.
Head down towards Deepdale Bridge, but follow perm. F.P. / wall (on right at start of woods) to footbridge (by the road).
Finally follow perm. F.P., alongside road, back to Cow Bridge.

Distance: 9 miles (14.5 km)
Total Ascent: 950 metres (3117 ft.)
Time: 6-7 hours
Grade: 4
Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

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