Fairfield from Patterdale, via St Sunday Crag & Hart Crag

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Explorer Open WALX

Price: £35.00

Quick Info:

  • 10 Miles
  • Wed 29th September
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Patterdale Hotel, Patterdale, United Kingdom
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Hosted By:

Nicola Sproson

Walk Description:

A truely classic mountain walking day, heading up what some would call the backside of Fairfield, via St Sunday Crag & a rather tricky and challenging Cofa Pike, negotiating it's wonderfully scraggy edges with the careful guidance of our qualifyed Mountain Leader, Nic.

After summitting Fairfield and enjoying vistas across the whole Lake District mountain range towards Scafell Pike, and also the northern fells and behind us over to High Street, we will return to the valley floor down the Hart Crag Route over Hartsop Above How, a fabulous rolling ridgeline with spectaculars views down in Deepdale to the north, and dovedale to the south.

A tough walk with approximately 6 hours walking, with a good lunch stop and a couple of snack breaks, but getting a good motor on where the terrain allows.

Nordic Walkers are very welcome to bring their poles for a good stride out, or trekking poles if you prefer.  

This walk is 16km and just under 1200m ascent - so dont be fooled by the distance not sounding too long, it is an arduous and challenging, but also great fun day out on lesser known routes.

All walx are subject to change due to adverse weather and you must accept the Sound Mountain Judgement of our experienced leaders on these occasions.

Some technical ground will be covered so all terrain shoes with a good trail grip are essential.

Please also bring an emergency extra mid layer, & full waterproofs with you - with taped seems so they are actually waterproof!), even on a good day, these will act as your emergency layer.  A hat and gloves are also essential to head into the mountains, it can often be cold when we stoop, even on summy days.  We will get a good speed up to do this loop in the allotted time so make sure you come with a water bottle & high energy snack, and a pack to take some layers off as we head off!  PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR FITNESS LEVEL OR ABILITY TO WALK ON THE TRICKY LAKELAND TERRAIN AS I'M HAPPY TO HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THIS. You will not be allowed to walk with our group if you do not have the right kit with you and suitable sustenance/drinks/food! Sorry to sound so strict, but we are out with you guys in the fells often with no road close by, so important you come equipped.  Our leaders will always have a first aid kit & emergency kit but you must be able to carry your own rucksack for the duration of the walk. From September until end of April, please bring a headtorch on all walks which are due to continue into the afternoon after lunchtime...

If you are joining one of our adventures/activites outdoors, by signing up you are consenting to our help in the case of emergency with regards to 1st Aid as required, and that you have updated any medication info to your instructor prior to the activity if anything has changed since you last walked with us.

If you are keen to come from futher afield and would like to book accomodation, we can suggest some fabulous places in our valley, just dro pus a line to ask us.

Please be aware that we may accept some dogs on our walks, who we know very well & we know are very well behaved.  If you find it difficult to be around dogs, or would prefer no dogs were on your walk - PLEASE feel free to let me know as the dog owners are more than happy to leave them at home!

Lastly, I may snap a few shots during our walk, PLEASE let me know if you would prefer not to be on social media or your pic used for advertising Nics Nordic Walks.  I totally understand that some folk would prefer to keep their mountain adventures as an escape from the outside world, but unless you let me know, then your image may be used.  

Thank you.......