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Greenup Edge (pass)


It's seems strange to me how some routes have gained the name "Pass" and other haven't been so fortunate. And if ever a route linking two valleys deserved it then this is the prime example. This is forms an obvious link between Borrowdale and Grasmere. The 'edge' itself falls just short of the 2000ft mark and the way across the highest section could be very confusing during cloudy conditions. Anyone going astray along here could well find themselves wandering into the boggy ground leading to Ullscarf. In contrast to this, each end of the route has a well defined path and dare I say it is quite obvious.

On a personal note:
Quite a few years ago (1997 to be precise) I walked right over this route from Stonethwaite to Grasmere, and unfortunately for me at the time, I walked straight back again. About a month prior to this I suffered a sprained ankle which I mistakenly thought was back to full strength again. On the return journey it took me over four hours to walk from Greenup Edge back down to Stonethwaite, every step of which was agony.

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11th September 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 66
  6 tarns around Ullscarf 10.7 mile 2600 ft
Wythburn - Wyth Burn - Wythburn Head Tarns - The Bog - Greenup Edge - Greenup Edge Tarns - Ullscarf - Standing Crag - Standing Crag Tarn - Blea Tarn - Bell Crags - Launchy Tarn - Brown Rigg - froest track to Harrop Tarn - Dob Gill - Wythburn

18th November 2012
  Eagle Crag. Sergeant's Crag and High Raise 7.8 mile 2400 ft
Stonethwaite - Stonethwaite Beck - Eagle Crag north ridge - Eagle Crag - Sergeant's Crag - High Raise - Greenup Edge - Lining Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite

26th May 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 16 - Greenup Edge 15.2 mile 4600 ft
Stonethwaite - Lining Crag - Greenup Edge - Calf Crag - Steelfell Tarn - Steel Fell - Helmside - A591 - Grasmere - Easedale Road - Far Easdale - Greenup Edge - Lining Crag - Stonethwaite

24th March 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 4 - Puddingstone Bank and High Tove 13.5 mile 2800 ft
Rosthwaite - Puddingstone Bank - Watendlath - High Tove - Armboth - Thirlmere road - Wythburn - Greenup Edge - Stonethwaite - Rosthwaite

23rd July 2011
  Harrison Stickle to Eagle Crag from Stonethwaite 12.3 mile 3300 ft
Stonethwaite - Langstrath - Langstrath Beck - Blea Rock - Stake Pass - Martcrag Moor - Harrison Combe - Harrison Stickle - Thunacar Knott - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Low White Stones - Sergeant's Crag - Eagle Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite

13th August 2010
  Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag 5.7 mile 1900 ft
Stonethwaite - Stonethwaite Bridge - Greenup Gill - Eagle Crag - Sergeant's Crag - sheepfold below Lining Crag - Greenup Gill - Stonethwaite Bridge - Stonethwaite

30th November 2008
  It's so much easier when the ground is frozen - Ullscarf to High Tove 10.9 mile 2800 ft
Rosthwaite - Nr Stonethwaite - Lining Crag - Greenup Edge - Greenup Edge Tarns - Ullscarf - Standing Crag - Bell Crags - Armboth Fell - High Tove - Watendlath - Puddingstone Bank - Rosthwaite

David Hall -
Lake District Walks