25th April 2004

A long walk from Patterdale - St Sunday Crag to Raise.


Walk Overview
Time 06:15 to 14:10
Duration 7 hr 55 min
Distance 14.2 mile
Ascent 5627 ft
Walking with On my own
Patterdale - St Sunday Crag - Deepdale Hause - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - Grisedale Tarn - Dollywaggon Pike - High Crag - Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - Whiteside - Raise - Greenside Mines - Lanty's Tarn - Patterdale
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, opposite Patterdale Hotel

I think I'm correct in saying that the hotel actually owns the car park, so needless to say there is a charge. Thankfully this is a daily charge and if I'm honest it is well worth the cost when you consider the fantastic selection of walk that can be undertaken from this spot.

It does tend to fill up rather quickly though, and not only during the summer months.


Route Map

Early morning over Ullswater


Sunrise over Ullswater ( 06:00 )

St Sunday Crag summit

Grisedale Tarn, Seat Sandal with the western fells behind from between St Sunday Crag and Cofa Pike

St Sunday Crag from Cofa Pike summit

Windermere and the southern fells from a deserted Fairfield summit

Coniston and the Coniston Fells from Fairfield summit

Grisedale Tarn and Seat Sandal

Dollywaggon Pike summit looking towards Helvellyn

Nethermost Pike With Bassenthwaite and Skiddaw in the distance (right)

Helvellyn shelter

Catstye Cam, Red Tarn and Ullswater behind from near Helvellyn shelter

Looking back across the route from Helvellyn shelter

Helvellyn summit

And again close up

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

Swirral Edge and Catstye Cam

The Dodds from Helvellyn Lower Man

The western fells from Whiteside

The Dodds with Blencathera behind from Raise summit

Ullswater between Glenridding Dodd and Birk Fell

Lanty's Tarn

Grisedale Beck

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Lake District Walks