Situated in the North East section of the English Lake district, St Sunday Crag (NY 368 137), is the highest point of the ridge between Fairfield and Ullswater between the valleys of Grisedale to the north and Deepdale to the south.
An ascent of the hill gives lovely scenic views down to Ullswater below and across to the Helvellyn Range and particular Striding Edge. Ascent is usually incorporated in a hike including Fairfield via a scramble up/down Cofa Pike from Patterdale.
A highly recommended hiking /scrambling route is a circuit including St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and the Helvellyn Range with the dramatic Striding Edge. Patterdale Round Link
St Sunday Crag also offers one of the lake districts most dramatic and popular scrambles in Pinnacle Ridge Grade III***.
Pinnacle Ridge Link
The best rock climbs are located on the Great Nose which lies in the fork of Y gulley, the most obvious gulley in the centre of the crag.
Patterdale can be approached from Ambleside via Kirkstone pass or from Pooley Bridge via Glenridding.
There is parking in Patterdale at the hotel or alternatively use the Car Park in Glenridding which is about ten minutes walk from the start of the route.
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There are numerous campsites and B&Bs in the northern lakes.
Map:Explorer OL5 The English Lakes North-eastern Area 1:25000
Scrambles in the Lake District RB Evans
FRCC Guide Buttermere and the Eastern Crags