Saturday, 1 July 2000

Stone Arthur

Stone Arthur
Height: 504m (1,654ft)
Prominence: 3m (10ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Rock outcrop
Times climbed: 1
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The bare summit of Stone Arthur
What Wainwright said:

"Without its prominent tor of steep rock, Stone Arthur would probably never have been given a name for it is merely an abrupt end of a spur, though it has the appearance of a separate fell".

Stone Arthur is was given the status of a separate fell by Alfred Wainwright. His decision was based on it having a summit tor with"a short wall of rock like a ruined castle". This outcrop appears particularly impressive from Grasmere village, from where the higher fells are hidden.

The summit of Stone Arthur is difficult to locate exactly amongst the upthrust rocks of Arthur's Chair. The view is excellent, particularly over Grasmere with Easedale Tarn showing across the valley.

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