Saturday 16 April and Sunday 17th April 2022.
A weekend of guided walks as part of a small group to one of the most stunning areas of the Lake District - a chance to climb some high mountains and 'bag some Wainwrights'. There is an option to book one or both days.
Saturday 16th April - Seat Sandal, Fairfield, Stone Arthur
Saturday's walk leaves Grasmere Village and ascends the beautiful broad ridge of Seat Sandal (736m/2145ft). The views from here are extensive, looking out onto the Helvellyn range and further afield to the Northern Fells. Our route to Fairfield is via Grisedale Tarn, a wonderful place to stop for a while by its clear waters and before our steep climb up to Fairfield summit 837m/2746ft. Fairfield is a majestic mountain, extensive and rocky on its North Eastern side, but our descent South via Great Rigg to Stone Arthur is on a broad ridge with plenty of views to enjoy all the way back to Grasmere.
This walk is about 13km/9miles with approx 1000m/3281ft of ascent.
Sunday 17th April - Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag,
Sunday's walk starts on quiet lanes and beside the River Rothay and then ascends gradually to the summit of Steel Fell 553/1814ft. The next two kilometres take us over undulating ground with good views to savour in all directions on a clear day. Our return to Grasmere is by the popular route of 'rocky tops' known as Calf Crag 537m/1762ft, Gibson Knott, and Helm Crag 405m/1329ft, famous for its rock feature 'The Howitzer' or also known as 'The Lion and the Lamb'. After a steep descent to the Easdale Valley we return to Grasmere following Easdale Beck.
This walk is about 13.6km/8.5 miles with approx 646m/2119 ft of ascent.
Both days involve terrain that is rough, craggy, and very steep in places. It may be boggy in other places. The walks are suitable for people with a good level of fitness, previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District, and confidence on steep ground that could be slippery underfoot.
Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.
The cost to join this guided walk for the weekend is £76 per person, or £38 per day. Please book and pay below.
On both days we meet at 9:00am, to be ready to set off at 9:15am in the main public car park, Broadgate Meadow Car Park next to the recreation ground at postcode LA229TA in Grasmere. The car park is a pay & display and costs £8 per day.