Satura Crag, Patterdale, Coast to Coast
As walkers step onto the crag they are met with two footpaths, both about the same size, with nothing to indicate which path to take. When we walked the Coast to Coast for the first time in 2016 we took the left path, the right one being filled with rain water and not recognisable as a path. We were half-way up Rest Dodd before we realised we had left the Coast to Coast path, and had to turn back. Even re-tracing our steps to the forked junction we were still not able to recognise the Coast path for a while, although it was pouring with rain at the time and very misty.
Although Satura Crag does not rise to any height from the Coast to Coast path, it nevertheless is 550 metres above sea level and as well as attaching to the top of Buck Crag it also sits near to the very steep Prison Crag which rises from the deep ravine of Hayswater Gill.
You can look right down the length of Bannerdale from Satura Crag, and perfectly visible on a good day are Heck Beck, Bannerdale Beck and The Nab which makes up the east valley wall.
The Crag itself has a small rock pool which endures the hot summer months, and although very craggy the crag top does not rise to any significant level, and the Coast to Coast, as it winds around the Crag hardly varies in height.
The photographs below were taken during our 2018 Coast to Coast walk, in much better weather.
Bannerdale from Satura Crag
Paths diverging on Satura Crag
Rock Pool on Satura Crag
Coast to Coast on Satura Crag
Coast to Coast eBook
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.
- Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.