Walk                           :  Stone Arthur (1,652 ft) from The Swan Hotel (A591 to Keswick)

Date                           :  20th  June  2019

Weather                    :  Cloud with Sunny intervals @ 20°C strong cold wind on top


Distance                   :  3 miles round trip

Time Taken              :  1 hour


Which part of Lakeland is this walk situated


Terrain Overview





A small jaunt today due to Stone Arthur a subsidiary extension of Great Rigg (part of the Fairfield Horseshoe). A very pleasant fell top with some rewarding views for

very little effort to get there



From the A591 coming out of Ambleside to Keswick turn right at the Swan Hotel pub and follow the road round from the pub car park where there is space for several

cars to park freely. The walk starts via the footpath signposted for Greenhead Gill and Alcock Tarn



Starting off down the footpath




After a short distance a signpost clearly marked for Stone Arthur prompts you to turn left on to a stone track



The track is stone pitched to assist with its steepness and navigates through a dense area of fern



Though it looks overgrown the path is quite easy to follow



Further up, at the gap in the wall turn sharp right



The path climbs yet more steeply for a short distance



Looking back to Grasmere from the path



Looking back to Helm Crag “The Lion and the Lamb” just visible with the Howitzer on the right



After levelling off, the path then drops down and fords an unnamed Gill. Take the path seen going off to the right



Following the path round after the Gill



Looking back towards Langdale



The peace and quiet of the climb is broken as a Typhoon (EuroFighter) thunders up the valley at low level



A pause from the climb to take in the views



Looking across to Heron Pike from the path



The path swings round left as it leads towards the summit of Stone Arthur. Take the path leading to the right



The summit of Stone Arthur veers round to the left, do not get confused by the higher ground on the right which is the connecting ridge to Great Rigg and Fairfield. From this

faint juncture the summit lies just yards away



Sue and Ste on the summit of Stone Arthur. The massive bulk of the Coniston Fells in the background



Sue and me on the summit of Stone Arthur – click here for a 360 degree view from the summit … https://youtu.be/sUyyFDEddMc



Sue and Ste go off the summit to find shelter from the cold wind



A perfect spot for lunch



Alcock Tarn and a glimpse of Esthwaite Water from the summit



Grasmere and beyond



A close up of The Lion and the Lamb


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