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Name:Birks
Hill number:2570
Height:624m / 2047ft
Parent (Ma):2527  St Sunday Crag
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Eden (Carlisle)
Class:Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(N,W,B,Sy,Fel,sSim,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 38020 14357
Summit feature:no feature: grass mound
Drop:20.3m
Col:603.7m  NY 3754 1405  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:this is Nuttall/Subsimm/Birkett summit; cairn (Wainwright) 200m NE at NY 38179 14485 is lower
Survey:Leica Disto/Leica RX1250
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 1000 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
On the descent from St Sunday Crag and Gavel Pike.NormanW21/08/2019
From Patterdale - Birks - St Sunday Crag - Overcast, fresh wind on summitsmickw8827/05/2019
Patterdale - BIRKS - Gavel Pike - St Sunday Crag. With Anne-Marie. 2nd visit 53 years on!citygent13/04/2019
From Patterdale, with DB, RP and BC. Took the RoW up Grisedale from behind the hotel and up the north ridge. Then pathless stomp up to the summit. Continued to St Sunday Crag.marktrengove31/03/2019
Glenridding - Patterdale - Arnison Crag - Birks - St Sunday Crag (heavy mist) - return via contoured descent to Arnison Crag.screeleep30/03/2019
Patterdale > Arnison Crag > Trough Head > Birks > Gavel Pike > St Sunday Crag > Deepdale Hause > Grisdale Hause > Seat Sandal > Grisdale Tarn > Patterdale. Fine day with sunny breaks, wind quite chilly on the tops, just me.johnkaysleftleg27/03/2019
Solo. Getting windy. From Arniston Crag and then onto St Sunday Crag. Nothing noteworthy to mention for the summit!Statto24/03/2019
Started in patterdale and walked up to Grisdale tarn over the path up to Fairfield @872m and down over cofa Pike and over the st Sunday crag then down to BirksAristotle Chip15/02/2019
With: hb tp mt; Up Birks then St. Sunday Crag from Patterdale. Down to Deepdale Hause then using crampons up Cofa Pike onto Fairfield. Across to Hart Crag then down Hartsop above How back to Patterdale.Ian Baines11/02/2019
Direct route up ridge from Patterdale Hotel. Solo. On Wainwrights round 5.Dangerous Dave05/02/2019
after Patterdale interviewDave Sargent16/01/2019
With NB from Patterdale via Oxford Crag, Arnison Crag, Trough Head, Lords Seat, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Black Crag. Very windy.Frank15/01/2019
With FR from Patterdale. 8C in valley 3C on tops Windy clear below 600m Arnison Crag, St Sunday Crag, BirksBheinn15/01/2019
Debs and Tali, day off work.Mountain Goat10/12/2018
From Bridgend to Lane Head ascent to Trough Head to Arnison Crag. Return to Trough Head and ascent of Birks and on to St Sunday Crag. Descent to Deepdale Hause and Grisedale Tarn, circle tarn along north shore. Ascent of Seat Sandal, descent to Grisedale Hause around south side of Grisedale Tarn. Descent to Grisdale Forest, cross Grisedale Beck onto south side of valley, and down to Patterdale. Return to Bridgend along A592.raymooremanx19/11/2018
w/ G and LTom D06/10/2018
A Grisedale Horseshoesms.3714/07/2018
Ridge walk from St Sunday Cragmarkm22/06/2018
17 degrees Celsius, warm, no heat haze. Descent to Patterdale via edge of Black Cragjking22/06/2018
Hot and humid run via Fairfield and Dove Cragnell158308/06/2018
Final set of hills around Deepdale to complete the Wainwrights with Mark W who finished his second round and Mr Murphy. Set of from Bridgend eastwards to Deepdale Hall andt ascend the bracken covered slopes up to Arnison Crag retracing our steps to go on to Birks, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag and finally number 214 Hartsop above How before descending back to the car. A fine hot day but cloud above 700m restricted the views. 9.5 miles and 3,800 feetPhilip A04/06/2018
It was an early start from Glenridding. I parked for £3 in the Sports field and headed up the lane, before turning left to the path up to Birks. There were still Bluebells out and the views down to Ullswater were superb as there was a thin layer of mist in the valley. It was a slog to the summit of Birks before it became easier to St Sunday Crag. Nice to have it to myself on this summit and the views were stunning. I descended to Deepdale Hause and cut around Grisedale Tarn to the steep climb to Seat Sandal. The views West were great in the soft rather misty light all the main peaks were a dark silhouette against the milky sky. I headed north and straight up the wall to the cairn at the edge of the cliffs on Dollywaggon Pike. It was then an easy walk over Nethermost Pike and on to the summit of Helvellyn where I had 5 minutes on my own. I continued along Striding Edge which was much easier than I imagined with no difficulties to the summit of High Spying How.isabelle01/06/2018
With my Collie Tess. from Arnison on way to St Sundayadrian34529/05/2018
Beautiful, warm sunny evening with Deborah Turner.jonesj219/04/2018
Trail: Groan Up Stuff. Re route to avoid Pinnacle Ridge. CAVOK NSW 25c.ianwkitson19/04/2018
With MVW from Patterdale via Oxford Crag, Arnison Crag, Trough Head, Lords Seat, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Black Crag.Frank20/03/2018
Fantastic cold winter day. NO CLOUD. Large patches of hard snow and ice. Used crampons to cross. Started in Patterdale up Grisedale valley to tarn. Cut back to St Sunday Crag where we crossed large patches of snow requiring crampons. Crampons needed again on descent towards Birks. Great day with oldest son.axe.stephen25/02/2018
Parked in Patterdale, Deepdale Bridge, Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, Gavel Pike, Birks. Mostly clear with some sun and good views, strong cold win with the snow mostly melted away.Fell_wanderer29/01/2018
2nd time up Birks in deep snow. No wind and great visibility. 1st walk since Ks big decision. Then onto Arniston Crag.AlanDStewart20/01/2018
DoneNicky08/01/2018
From Arnison CragCyclistno119/11/2017
From Patterdale, car park behind sports field (donations), high cloud, cold, windy and good clear views till lunch.iangalbraith30/10/2017
CJM12/10/2017
Parked at Patterdale and ran along to Glenridding up onto Glenridding Dodd, Sheffield Pike down to Nick Head then skirted Glencoyne Head up onto Hart Side skirted White Stones to the top of Sticks Pass then up onto Raise, White Side, Helvellyn trig point along Swirral Edge, Catstycam, out & back to Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Nerthermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks & Arnison Crag.Stu Percival03/10/2017
TC, EC, Alfie. Really easy peak to bag on the way down from St Sunday crag - all the effort had been made earlier. Steep descent suggests it would have been a challenge climbing from Patterdale.TopCat195919/09/2017
Rest day ..... ! From White Lion Patterdale St Sunday Crag Birks Arnison CragsWifey201621/08/2017
Fab walk up St Sunday Crag to Birks and arnison cragsTobo196921/08/2017
Circular from Patterdale with Arnison Crag first with Delva. A very hot day.Neilb18/06/2017
From Patterdale: Arnison Crag, Birks, St.Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag and Hartsop Above Howe. Beautiful weekend away in the LakesLazylizzie02/06/2017
Still feeling energetic after Arnison so continued up Birks. Great views across to Catstyecam and Helvellyn. Evening sunshine showed all surrounding peaks in full glory. Made it down to Patterdale Hotel just in time for last meal order(8pm).Peak Rambler31/05/2017
Bagged as part of a three fell hike from Patterdalealanm905/05/2017
As part of the Great Grisedale Horseshoe from Stuart Marshalls book.hillexplorer27/03/2017
Arnison Crag, Birks, St.Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield and Gavel Pike. From Patterdale. 3rd great day of amazing views and weather!!Alunrees3327/03/2017
13 miles / 7 Fells in glorious winter sunshine and snow - with Karen. Patterdale / ARNISON CRAG / BIRKS / ST SUNDAY CRAG / Grisedale Tarn / SEAT SANDAL / DOLLYWAGON PIKE / NETHERMOST PIKE / HELVELLYN / Swirral Edge / Patterdale.richoakes25/03/2017
number 15 R2 of my wainwrights With the dogdarren-21418/12/2016
Went up and down from Arnison Crag. followed a broken wall up to peak. disappointment summit but great views on the way down of Ullswater. Done with Bec Edwards. 3rd individual mountain that day...followed by sunday tea at Gilpin Bridge inn.Scotty 2 Hotty06/11/2016
From St Sundays Crag, before descending to Patterdale and tea in Glenriddingrfoster14/10/2016
Brown crag, White Side, Helvellyn Lower Man, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, High Crag, Dollywagon Pike, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag, Keldaskeithouk09/10/2016
A long walk Arnison Crag, Birks, Gravel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield, cola Pike, Hart Crag Hartsop Above How and finally up Gale Crag 13 miles done a very hard walkTobo196918/08/2016
Solodentalchimp14/08/2016