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Satura Crag, Patterdale, Coast to Coast

Satura Crag, Patterdale, Coast to Coast

Satura Crag is a relatively low level crag positioned between Buck Crag, Rest Dodd, Brock Crag and Prison Crag. It is worthy of attention mainly because it must be crossed over on the Coast to Coast path above Patterdale, and between Angle Tarn and The Knott. The Crag itself attaches to the top of Buck Crag, which drops steeply down to Bannerdale.

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.
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Satura Crag

Satura Crag

Bannerdale from Satura Crag

Bannerdale from Satura Crag

Paths diverging on Satura Crag

The Coast to Coast keeps to the right; the path to Rest Dodd is on the left. In wet weather the path on the right fills with water and hides the path. When we walked the Coast to Coast in 2016 it was very wet and misty. We only saw the path on the left and followed it. After retracing our steps to this point we still could not find the path, even though we knew it was there, and only after paddling through the pooling water did we recognise the path.
Paths diverging on Satura Crag

Rock Pool on Satura Crag

Rock Pool on Satura Crag

Coast to Coast on Satura Crag

Coast to Coast on Satura Crag
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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.
  • Research notes of Historic and Interesting places on the path.
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