16th january 2005

Wet at Watendlath.


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 12.15
Duration 3hr 15 min
Distance 6.2 mile
Ascent 2057 ft
Walking with On my own
Stonethwaite - Dock Tarn - Great Crag - Watendlath Tarn - Grange Fell - Rosthwaite - Stonethwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Parking spaces, Stonethwaite

Despite there only being spaces for about 5 cars next to the phone box this is somewhere I've only failed to get to get parked on one occasion. Found in the middle of Stonethwaite, this about as good as it gets for sheer variety of walks.

There is also a small parking area just before the main village. It is more of a lay-by than anything else but there is room for about a dozen cars.

Parking is free and for those wishing to eat or drink after a walk the hotel / pub is less than a minutes walk further into the village.


Route Map

Stonethwaite Beck from Stonethwaite Bridge.
Yesterdays walk was in low cloud with no views, but at least it was dry. Today the cloud was well above the fells I was walking on, but it started to rain on Great Crag. The rain never stopped and got gradually worse for the rest of the walk.

Eagle Crag from the start of the climb up to Lingy end.

The woodland path up to Lingy End.
This is a very steep zig zag path through the woods. Which seems to take no time at all to gain quite a lot of height.

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag from Lingy End, with Greenup Gill on the left of Eagle Crag.

From Lingy End looking towards Seatoller and Honister Pass.

Willygrass Gill.
Dock Tarn provides the water for these falls and can be found just beyond the lowest point on the horizon.

Dock Tarn.
The Skiddaw fells can just be seen in the far distance, on the left of the picture.

Great Crag Summit.

Looking over the Wetland Area between Dock Tarn and Watendlath towards the High Seat Fells.

Grange Fell from the start of the Wetland Area.

Watendlath and Watendlath Tarn.

Looking up the path to Grange Fell.
The picture doesn't show it, but it was bucketing down now and this was the last time I took the camera out of the bag. It was a case of head down and back to the car.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks