Walk : Arnison Crag (1,424 ft) from Patterdale

Date : 21st may 2015

Weather : Overcast and warm @ 17C

 

Distance : 2 miles round trip

Time Taken : 1 hour 20 mins to summit

 

Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated

 

Terrain Overview

 

 

Overview

 

Arnison Crag is the first walk depicted in Book 1 of Wainwrights Fell walking guides. Easily reached from the main road running through

Patterdale and what I would describe as a filler in to do if the weather is too uncertain for a more longer walk

 

 

The walk starts outside the White Lion Inn car park in Patterdale. There is space for several cars at the side of the main road

 

 

Follow the path that runs between the car park and some houses

 

 

The path winds its way round to Mill Moss

 

 

After about 5 minutes of easy walking the path leads to a gate which gives access to the open fell side

 

 

Follow the path round through a line of crags to the Glemara Park boundary wall

 

 

Arnison Crag from the path

 

 

At the gate stay to the left of the boundary wall and follow the track up to Oxford Crag

 

 

Oxford Crag

 

 

The path skirts round the base of Oxford Crag and levels off

 

 

Looking back to Ullswater

 

 

Its the middle of May and Helvellyn is still snow capped

 

 

The path gets squeezed a little between the crags and the boundary wall as it starts to swing round to the summit approach

 

 

Heading towards the summit

 

 

The final approach to the summit

 

 

Sue and Ste on the summit of Arnison Crag Click here for a 360 degree view https://youtu.be/0Nt5DNuNEhs

 

 

Looking North towards Ullswater

 

 

Looking East towards Angletarn Pikes

 

 

Close up on Place Fell

 

 

Hartsop Dodd and Caudale Moor from the summit

 

 

 

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