An excellent walk taking in an unusual combination of hills, and full of interest all the way. Wainwright states that the popular fell of St Sunday Crag is only a matter of three miles from the road at Dunmail. This is a very interesting walk, showing in detail many excellent views of the fells in the area. St Sunday Crag is a very lovely fell with good views. Well recomended!

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Exposure

Exposure

The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Description

The summit of Seat Sandal.

By using a newer path than the one in Wainwrights book 1, a direct climb up the front of the fell is a good test of fitness! The quick descent down to the tarn opens up a whole new world of routes available.

After an interesting and straightforward climb a ridge is gained with Fairfield up to the right and St Sunday Crag to the left.

This is a grand summit, worthy of a good inspection and a lunch stop to see the view.

This section alongside the tarn to the descent down raise beck can be quite wet but without doubt it is a quick way down. © dangerdave - UKHillwalking.com, Jan 2012