The Patterdale and Fairfield walk in the Lake District

South-west from Patterdale to Fairfield via St Sunday Crag, then south-east to Hart Crag. North-east across Hartsop above How to Bridgend, and north back to the starting point on the A592 footpath. A 9-mile walk in the Lake District.


The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of the Lake District North-Eastern Area, reference OS Explorer OL5, scale 1:25,000. It clearly displays footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making it ideal for walking, running and hiking. The map can be purchased from Amazon in either a standard, paper version or a weatherproof, laminated version, as shown below.

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The view north towards Ullswater from Glenamara Park near Patterdale.


The village of Patterdale, in the valley at the southern tip of Ullswater, is backed by the magnificent Place Fell.


Looking down into the Grisedale valley. The pointed summit of Nethermost Pike is just visible on the horizon in the centre of the picture.


The view north-east from Thornbow End. The southern extent of Ullswater meets farmland around Patterdale, with Patterdale Common and Place Fell in the background.

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The view north-east from St Sunday Crag. In the distance on the horizon are the hills and mountains of the North Pennines.


Superb views from the summit of St Sunday Crag, height 841 metres (2759 feet).


Deepdale, with Deepdale Beck flowing through the middle. The ridge opposite is Hartsop above How, which will be my route back to Patterdale.


Grisedale Tarn at the head of the Grisedale valley.


A misty view south from Rydal Head towards Rydal, Ambleside and Windermere.

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Looking north from Black Tippet, Fairfield over to St Sunday Crag.


The route across Bleaberry Knot back to Patterdale.


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