Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4-5.5h
Distance
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9.7 km
Elevation
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860 m
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Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk

The Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk is a rugged adventure that will see you climb several Lake District fells for amazing views across the undulating landscape. While out on the trail, you will work your way uphill to the summit of Seat Sandal, moving east past Grisedale Tarn to the top of Fairfield and Cofa Pike before traversing Great Rigg and Stone Arthur on the descent of the mountainside. This is a point-to-point trail that doesn’t have any public transit at the end of the route, meaning you will need to arrange a pick up prior to setting out on your adventure.

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Route Description for Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk

The Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk is a spectacular route in the Lake District that should be more popular than it is due to the breathtaking scenery and dramatic landscape. The trail sets out from the side of the A591 near the Dunmail Raise Cairn and climbs uphill to the east along the waters of Raise Beck until you arrive at the summit of Seat Sandal. Here, you will enjoy some amazing views of Ullscarf across the valley to the west and Helvellyn to the north. After taking in the sights, you will continue downhill to the east to make your way past the calm surface of Grisedale Tarn, before climbing up to the summit of both Fairfield and Cofa Pike. From the latter of these two peaks, you will retrace your steps and continue south along the ridgeline to summit Great Rigg and Stone Arthur, enjoying the final views from this elevated position before descending into the valley below to reach the end point of the walk.

Getting to the Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Seat Sandal and Stone Arthur Walk from Grasmere, drive northeast on Broadgate.A591 for 0.6 km and turn left onto A591, following it for 3.7 km to find roadside parking on the left.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    One Way

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