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:Westmorland and Furness
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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Day 27/40 of my Wainwright Challenge linking all 214 Wainwrights in one walk taking 40 days to mark my 70th Birthday. Today, with Catherine tackling the northern horseshoe up Fairfield around Deepdale from Patterdale, visiting Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. Lowish cloud covering the high tops, also breezy and drizzle at times. But some sunbeams coming through. 19km with 1160m ascent taking 7h 50m.Alan_70+03/06/2024
Perfect day on the hills, starting Glenridding. Helvellyn via Striding Edge, dropped down to Grisedale Tarn via Dollywaggon, tough pull up to St Sunday Crag. Birks last hill on this horseshoe, drop down to Patterdale and a walk to the pub. 13mls, 4675ft elev gain, 7 hoursAlfa1M31/05/2024
Loop up Helvellyn and St Sunday Crag via Swirrel (18/05/2024 Catstye Cam, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Seat Sandal, Fairfield, St Sunday Crag, Birks, Arnison Crag)nat57118/05/2024
The Deepdale Horseshoe from Bridgend with Chris. Taking in Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop above How, and Gale Crag. The final four Wainwrights of my fourth round. Ready to start my Wainwright Challenge now for my fifth round. 17km with 1160m of ascent, taking us 8 hours on a decent weather day.silverwolf_alan31/03/2024
With dad.AJScourfield25/10/2023
Warm, rolling clouds and blue skysiholden09/09/2023
Patterdale-Arnison Crag-Birks-St Sunday Crag-Cofa Pike-Fairfield-Seat Sandal-Helvellyn YH via Grisedalecampagvelocet04/09/2023
R Richard Tait11/07/2023
From Deepdale Bridge. 14.5 km, 900 m asc. To Patterdale and up the S ridge to Arnison Crag. Down to Trough Head and W up to Birks summits and continuing up to Gavel Pike and St Sunday Crag. Back to the Gavel Moss col and down by the Elmhow zig-zags. Back by Thornhow and Glenamara Park. Dry, breezy. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/52992008520/in/datetaken-public/SalmonJoe21/06/2023
Climbed as part of Coast to CoastPaul_142_uk05/06/2023
Steep up from Patterdale and then a lovely downhill to Arnison Cragjeffpl18/05/2023
Nuttall walk 6.1 but headed straight to the Hole-in-the-Wall cutting out Birkhouse Moor. With R.Dan Baddeley07/05/2023
2/9 Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag. All revisits, but two new ticks for my combined collection with Ian moving us closer to our Cumbrian Completion together. A damp morning, misty all day but nice walk.nickywood122/04/2023
Deepdale Horseshoe from deepdale bridge. Gale Crag; Hartsop above How; Hart Crag; Fairfield; Cofa Pike; St Sunday Crag; Birks; Arnison Crag. With Boris.ytfckent15/04/2023
Birks and St Sunday Crag from Patterdale. Very windy on the tops. With K.sebastiencale09/04/2023
Gale Crag, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks, Arnison Cragkeithouk07/04/2023
Grisedale Horseshoe via Striding Edge. Helvellyn Nethermost Pike Dollywagon Pike Seat Sandal St Sunday Crag Birkssms.3704/03/2023
Grisedale Horseshoe via Striding Edge. Helvellyn - Nethermost Pike - Dollywagon Pike - Seat Sandal - St Sunday Crag - BirksNicefish04/03/2023
11 miles and 4100 ft elevation. From Patterdale hotel. Catstycam and Birks on a cold and windy Feb day. No views from the first but clearer on Birks.nell158303/02/2023
16.6 miles 4785ft walk, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, St Sunday Crag, Birks and Arnison Crag from Sykeside Camping Park.stephenbuda10/10/2022
Walked from the straight from the bnb up Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Cofa Pike, St. Sunday Crag, Gavel Pike, Birks and finally Arniston Pike before dropping down into the valley into Patterdale for a swift pint (116/214 Wainrights) with John Herbertgeorge_herbert_19/09/2022
6.5 mile walk from car park in Patterdale. We followed the footpath past the hotel, then ascended the main route up to St. Sunday Crag. We retraced our steps to the col then very easily climbed up along ridge to Birks. From Birks we took the grassy trail leading us to Arnsion Crag, then descended back to footpath, then back to car park. Clear and sunny conditions. Quite a few people about. 801m ascent.DanTrig13/09/2022
With Sue from Patterdale, logging second Round of Wainwrights',Birks, Gavel Pike and St Sunday Crag. Return same way but detour to pub.Frank23/08/2022
Wander round Deepdale.munkyennui21/08/2022
Repeat ascent. Circuit from Patterdale: Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How, Gale Crag.vuirich06/08/2022
Patterdale, up steep path up nose, on over St Sunday and HelvellynFlatfield01/08/2022
Arnison Crag, Birks, St Sunday, Fairfield, Hartsop Above HowBarns15030/07/2022
Done with Berniehroper30/07/2022
Ascent from Patterdale (by Thornhow End)LewisMat04/07/2022
From St Sunday Crag. Descended via Thornhow End.peter4lc23/06/2022
Completed on my own. Parked at Patterdale. Went up Arnison Crag then continued onto Birks. Back to car. Walked from car to Glenridding. Did Glenridding Dodd from Stybarrow Crag (steep ascent through woodland) 0 circular route - back down The Rake. Saw Marcus and his Romania friend. Very very hot day.River-Girl23/06/2022
From Patterdale Hotel, ascent of Arnison Crag, Birks & St Sunday Crag. Finished in Grasmere.forsterfamily730/05/2022
Up Pinnacle ridge and back along St. Sunday crag.atreides788708/05/2022
From Patterdale. 10 km, 800 m asc. Up by Thornhow End and across the N shoulder of Birks to the summit of St Sunday Crag. Back by Birks summit, Trough Head and Arnison Crag summit. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720298769812SalmonJoe07/05/2022
On way down from St Sunday Crag. Whole family.Ham and Skate17/04/2022
A short round route from Patterdale including Arnison Crag. A beautiful day with snow on surrounding mountains.ma7asw10/04/2022
With ArnisonChopperbrown10/04/2022
Deepdale horseshoe from Patterdale. Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St.Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How and Gale Crag.alunrees3910/04/2022
Ascent via Thornhow EndRichardW05/03/2022
R K Richard Tait04/03/2022
walk up from PatterdaleNozzer03/03/2022
with FRCC.Cumbrianexile21/01/2022
Chris went back to bag Birks as we missed the path up to itejjohnstone22/12/2021
From Anniston Crag; descended north to main St Sunday Crag path then to PatterdaleJim T21/12/2021
with James HurrellGaynorSeymour15/10/2021
The greater grisdale horseshoe as described on www.walkingenglishman.com 8hrs 15 for a 23km loopNicky C11/10/2021
99windybilly10/10/2021
With Luna. CW Loop, very windy and wet day. From cark park opposite the Patterdale Hotel.masmith28/09/2021
From Patterdale via Thornhow End. Hill #1 on a loop around to Gale Crag. Could down to 700m.DanMaisieBex25/09/2021
10 mile run. Arnison Crag, Birks, Gavel Pike, St Sunday Crag, Cofa Pike, Fairfield, Hart Crag, Hartsop Above How, Gale Crag.quadbarrel03/09/2021