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Pudingstone Bank (pass)


This route could have easily been linked up with the pass over High Tove to make one continuous route connecting Borrowdale and Thirlmere. However, rightly or wrongly, I've decided to split it into two separate crossings because I feel that Watendlath would have been a worthy destination in its own right, and not merely somewhere that happened to be passed through on a route between the two more prominent valleys.

Rising to little over 1,000asl there is little in the way of difficulty along here, both in terms of terrain and in navigation. The days when people needed to transport goods or livestock over the passes are long gone and the route is usually taken these days because it just happens to fit in with a longer walk in the area.


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31st March 2013
0   Great Crag and Watendlath from Rosthwaite 5.4 mile 1500 ft
Rosthwaite - footpath towards Stonethwaite Bridge - Lingy End - Dock Tarn - Great Crag - Watendlath - Puddingstone Bank - Rosthwaite

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

28th September 2011
  A Borrowdale walkabout 14.5 mile 2500 ft
Gutherscale - Side of Cat Bells - Manesty - Grange - Allerdale Ramble - Seatoller - Stonethwaite - Rosthwaite - Puddingstone Bank - Watendlath - Watendlath Beck - High Lodore - Derwent Water - Great Bay - shore line footpath to Hawes End - Gutherscale

16th June 2010
  Watendlath and Borrowdale 9.7 mile 1800 ft
Ashness Bridge - Ashness Wood - Watendlath Beck - Watendlath - Puddingstone Bank - Rosthwaite - New Bridge - High Hows Wood - Grange - Derwent Water - Barrow Bay - Ashness Bridge

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

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