19th February 2005

Bessyboot to Seathwaite Fell.


Walk Overview
Time 08.55 to 15.55
Duration 7 hr
Distance 11.2 mile
Ascent 3501 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Seatoller - Tarn at Leaves - Bessyboot - Dovenest Crag - Glaramara - Lincomb Tarns - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Sprinkling Tarn - Seathwaite Fell - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Pass - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite - Seatoller
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Seatoller, Borrowdale

Seatoller is found at the foot of Honister Pass and brings Borrowdale to an abrupt end. As with all the villages in Borrowdale, this is a very popular place and as a result, the latecomer may find the car park full.

Walking in this area is among some of the best in the Lake District, but aside form the fells themselves, lower level walking around here is fantastic.


Route Map

Bessyboot summit looking over Seatoller Fell to Honister Crag and Red Pike.
This was our first objective of the day, which was reached in almost unbroken sunshine. From here on there was a build up of cloud and by the time we reached Allen Crags the sun had just about gone altogether. You would hardly think it was the same day at all.

From Bessyboot again this time looking to Grange Fell and Borrowdale. The Skiddaw fells are the fells back centre and Blencathra is at the back right hand side.

Almost the same view taken from Rosthwaite Fell.
Tarn at Leaves can be seen in the bottom left of the picture.

One of the un-named tarns between Dovenest Crag and Combe Door.

Between Combe Door and Glaramara with Sergeant's Crag, Ullscarf, the Dodds and the Helvellyn ridge behind.

Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth and Grey Knotts from Glaramara summit.

Ullscarf and the Helvellyn / Fairfield fells.

Great Gable and Green Gable from the route between Glaramara and Allen Crags.

High House Tarn with the Langdale Pikes behind.

The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Allen Crags summit.

Looking towards the North Western fells from Allen Crags.

Sprinkling Tarn with Great Gable and Green Gable behind.

Allen Crags summit with Derwent Water and the Skiddaw fells behind.

Wasdale Head, Yewbarrow with the top of Seatallan behind and Red Pike on the far right.

Seathwaite Fell summit.

Sprinkling Tarn.

Looking down to Borrowdale from the path down Styhead Pass.

Stockley Bridge.


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