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St.Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag 21st November 2010

After too long spent away from the fells I managed to get back for a shortish walk up the East ridge of St.Sunday crag.


The day started fine but the weather was forecast to deteriorate later so I was parked at Cow Bridge nice and early and made the short walk to Deepdale Bridge and then up Deepdale itself.

Arnision Crag behind Lane Head..

Place Fell with a dusting of snow..

Heading along Deepdale Dove Crag comes into sight.

Leaving the main path through Deepdale heading for Lord's Seat. 

Angletarn Pikes seen accros the valley from higher up the fell.

A bit higher now and the Fairfield fells appear. 

The only way is up, just follow the ridge line..

A close up of Fairfield.

A small shelter in what looks like an old quarry working..

Still following the ridge up. The day was quite nice now with even a bit of watery sunshine.

But within a few hundred yards things change. Looking up to Gavel Pike. 

Looks like the last I will see of the sun.

After I reached the top of St.Sunday the clag was down and there was a good covering of snow so I decided to change my plans and instead of going round to Fairfield and the coming down over Dove Crag I found the path down to Birks. This is looking down on Birks when I regained some visibility.

Ullswater from near Trough Head. The weather was turning nasty now with a cold rain falling and the cloud descending.

Arnison Crag. From Arnison I thought I would save a bit of road walking by just heading down the steep fell side in the direction of Lane Head but it was a hard and tricky descent and with hindsight I think I would have been better taking my chances on the road.