Thursday 8th March 2007


Start Point : Grasmere (NY 336 075)


Distance : 6.4  miles         Height Ascended : 790 metres


Route Map




A look back over Grasmere on the ascent to Stone Arthur


Grasmere the lake and Grasmere the village


Hetty takes a rest near the summit of Stone Arthur


The views continue to open up as more height is gained - a first glimpse of Alcock Tarn to the left


Helm Crag and Steel Fell with the Langdale Pikes, High Raise and Ullscarf on the skyline


Miniature windbreak (?) below the summit of Stone Arthur


Something catches Hetty's attention


Stone Arthur now behind - Heron Pike to the left and Seat Sandal to the right and a super view in between.

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The view north from the summit of Great Rigg - Seat Sandal (l),  Dollywagon Pike (c) and Fairfield (r)


Rydal Beck snakes it way south.....


Heron Pike from Great Rigg


The ‘crook’ of the Fairfield Horseshoe - Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Dove Crag


Grasmere and Alcock Tarn


Hetty unsure of the way through


Alcock Tarn - Stone Arthur and Great Rigg  silhouetted behind


Grasmere from Grey Crag


Hetty tests the water in Alcock Tarn


Greenhead Gill.

The route taken earlier to Stone Arthur followed the line of the upper horizontal intake wall before

taking a more direct route to the summit and Great Rigg