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Stone Arthur, Grasmere

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Stone Arthur is a fell in the English Lake District, an outlier of the Fairfield group in the Eastern Fells. It stands above Grasmere village.TopographyStone Arthur is properly the south western ridge of Great Rigg, but was given the status of a separate fell by Alfred Wainwright in his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells and that convention is followed here. His decision was based on it having a summit tor with"a short wall of rock like a ruined castle.". This outcrop appears particularly impressive from Grasmere village, from where the higher fells are hidden.From the top of Great Rigg the main ridge ploughs on due south, descending over the tops of Heron Pike and Nab Scar and carrying the ever popular Fairfield horseshoe walk. A second shorter ridge descends steadily to the south west over gradually roughening ground, until after three quarters of a mile a rock outcrop is thrust up. This is Arthur's Chair and the ridge upon which it stands is Stone Arthur. Prominence is negligible, and other than the low outcrop itself, the "summit" is merely the point at which the gradient steepens markedly.Between Stone Arthur and Heron Pike is the little valley of Greenhead Gill. This bears evidence of former mining activities, beginning at around 600 ft above sea level with a trial. Further up the fellside are the remains of Grasmere Lead Mine. This was operated by the Mines Royal between 1564 and 1573 and there are several levels and shafts around the 1,000 ft contour.
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  • Easy safe walk from Grasmere. Great views over Central Fells. Best combined with walks to Great Rigg or Heron Pike  more »
  • Stone Arthur often over looked, as Dollywagon Pike and Fairfield are higher and up the same path. Once you have been up Stone Arthur you have to come down this fell to go on to another, There is NO ri...  more »
  • We actually visited the 'Beer guzzler festival' which was very rainy but hey ho! The next day was sunny and bright which is why this walk was chosen for 'ease' and beauty. The steep climb is worth the...  more »
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  • Great views over Grasmere and beyond, but rather windy.
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