Seat Sandal and St Sunday Crag

An excellent walk taking in an unusual combination of hills, and full of interest all the way.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
5.4 km
Ascent
810 m
Descent
194 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
220 m
High Point
836 m
Gradient
24˚
VIEW ON MAP
Seat Sandal and St Sunday Crag Map

Description

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!

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

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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