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Gavel Crag - Seat Sandal - Coast to Coast

Gavel Crag, Seat Sandal, Coast to Coast

Gavel Crag dominates the sky-line on the eastern flank of Seat Sandal once attaining Hause Riggs, having left Little Tongue on the way from Grasmere to Grisedale Tarn on the same path used as part of the Coast to Coast walk. The steep Gavel cliffs skirt the path on its left. Gavel Crag is a large, sheer rocky knob protruding into the sky from the cliff face.

There are boulders strewn all around in this area, all originating from Gavel. Some of the boulders are huge in size. The first time we walked the Coast to Coast, in 2016, the mist was dense and the passage along the path below Gavel Crag became quite confusing. It seemed, almost, that there was no path, and that we were just walking between rocks on a rock-strewn slope, in the hope that we would locate the path again further on. In reality we were still on the path. For a first timer here, it was a bit nerve-wracking at first, but as always prove to be the case, well-rewarding.

Gavel Crag is not too far from the summit of Seat Sandal and only 86 metres below it. The sweep of the Gavel cliffs provides the western valley wall for Grisedale Hause, Hause Gap and Hause Moss, features of the walk between Seat Sandal and Fairfield to the East. Once around the Gavel cliffs and through Hause Gap, the waters of Grisedale Tarn come into view, and from here to Patterdale most of the walking is more leisurely.
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The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path

The Wild Beauty of the Coast to Coast Path is designed both as a trail guide, and as an informative and adventurous travelogue. Written by Roy David McKee, this is a must-read for anyone contemplating the walk.

The book is available from the iBooks store and has been digitally enhanced.

Features of the Book:
  • Route described in detail
  • Large scale detailed digital Maps of the route
  • Hundreds of colour photographs that can be expanded to full page
  • Photo-galleries of particular areas of interest.
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