A good climb up to Fairfield for all round views and a stretch for the legs
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From Patterdale, you can walk along the road till you pass the Deepdale valley.
(1) Follow the path on your right.
(2) Follow the path up through the forest then a steady climb with views across to High Hartsop and St Sunday Crag.
(3) Turn to the right. Then, there is plenty of spots to enjoy the views down the southern valley to Windermere, while eating lunch.
(4) Final ascent to Fairfield which is easy then a steep descent through the saddle at Deepdale Hause.
(5) Climbing back up to St Sunday Crag.
(6) Take the narrow path on the right. Then it quietens down as you head for the left-hand fork in the path and a gradual descent. Good views across Grisedale.
(7) Turn right.
(8) Follow the path on your left. Then follow the road to pass in front of Patterdale Hotel and then White Lion Inn.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 522ft
1 : mi 0.7 - alt. 535ft
2 : mi 0.99 - alt. 804ft
3 : mi 3.83 - alt. 2621ft
4 : mi 4.65 - alt. 2848ft
5 : mi 5.26 - alt. 2182ft
6 : mi 5.99 - alt. 2710ft
7 : mi 7.94 - alt. 699ft
8 : mi 8.6 - alt. 535ft
9 : mi 8.64 - alt. 518ft
D/A : mi 9.38 - alt. 522ft
We attempted this on a year with snow on the upper parts and had to give up because our boots were not up to it. This was successful this year because the weather was perfect.
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The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 8 Wainwrights, 1 tarn and 1 pub
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