6th August 2005

1st walk of the day - Arnison Crag and Birks from Patterdale.


Walk Overview
Time 08.00 to 10.50
Duration 2 hr 50 min
Distance 4.4 mile
Ascent 1759 ft
Walking with On my own
Patterdale - Arnison Crag - Birks - 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

Ullswater from the path up to Arnison Crag.

From Arnison Crag looking across to Hartsop, Hartsop Dodd, Gray Crag, Stony Cove Pike, and a small section of the High Street ridge.

Ullswater again, this time from Trough Head.
Great Mell Fell is in the far distance.

Arnison Crag from the steep route between Trough Head and Birks.

Looking back down the remains of the wall which I followed on this section of the walk.

Some cloudy Helvellyn fells from Birks.
Ullswater with Great Mell Fell, Gowbarrow Fell and Little Mell Fell on the left and Place Fell on the right.

Grisedale and Braesteads from the path down from Birks.

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