At A Glance

Distance: 9.81 miles
Ascent: 1,023 metres
Duration: 6-7 hours
Group Ratio: 1:10
Price: £37.00 per person

Why choose this walk?

  • A new challenging walk every year
  • Discover a new area of the Lake District
  • Tick off 4 Wainwrights
  • Traverse of the St Sunday Crag ridge line
  • Dramatic and picturesque views over the Eastern fells
  • Fantastic group atmosphere with like-minded walkers

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • We specialise in small group guided walks
  • All walks are led by experienced and knowledgeable leaders
  • We make sure you have an unforgettable experience
  • Great communication from booking to the day of the walk
  • Friendly, relaxed and fun mountain walking experiences

Book Walk of the Year – St Sunday Crag

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Event Description

St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag make up a long ridge line walk to Fairfield which dominates the skyline above Ullswater. A dramatic, beautiful and varied route that showcases some of the very best views in the Eastern Fells.

St Sunday Crag is a dominant ridge line towering over Ullswater and the Grisedale Valley. From Patterdale the route is via the quieter summits of Arnison Crag and Birks before heading along the airy ridge of the rocky north-west face to the summit of St Sunday Crag. From the summit the views over Helvellyn, Striding Edge, and down to Deepdale are stunning. Continuing along the ridge the route heads to a steep and rocky climb up to Cofa Pike and on to Fairfield. A steep descent down to Grisedale Tarn before a long walk back through the beautiful Grisedale Valley to Patterdale.

The 4 Wainwright summits are:

  • Arnison Crag – 433m 
  • Birks – 622m
  • St Sunday Crag – 841m
  • Fairfield – 873m 


2024 Dates and times:

Walks start at 9.00am and finish around 4.00pm.

  • Friday 5th April
  • Saturday 11th May
  • Sunday 14th July
  • Saturday 31st August
  • Saturday 14th September


What is the walk of the year?

Every year we will be leading a special ‘one-off’ walk that explores a different part of the Lake District. The walk will be different each year so there is always going to be something new to look forward to. The routes will be some of our favourites, often the less travelled and more obscure areas, and a way for you to tick off even more Lakeland summits and discover new places.

Where does it start?

The walk starts and finishes in Patterdale, which is south of Ullswater and a mile from Glenridding. 

Is it for me?

The walk requires a good level of fitness and you will need to be able to walk for up to 7-hours over wild and challenging terrain and tackle almost 1000m of ascent. We highly recommend training for this walk and ensuring you are prepared for a long multi-peak day in the mountains.

How to book a place on the guided walk

You can book your guided walk anytime through the website.

  • Decide which date you would like to attend

  • Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click ‘book now’

  • You pay a 35% deposit to book your place

  • We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training plans


    Would highly recommend Mountain Walks, great experience from start to finish. So easy to book with ample information provide upon booking and thereafter leading up to the event. Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, so much that I am now looking at the next. Great communication, great event and friendly guides. Thank you.

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