11th July 2006

An evening walk up Buckbarrow and Seatallan

Walk Overview
Time 17.10 to 20.05
Duration 2 hr 55 min
Distance 5.1 mile
Ascent 2018 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Nr Harrow Head - Buckbarrow - Glade How - Cat Bields - Seatallan - Cat Bields - Harrow Head
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Harrow Head, Wasdale

There aren't many places here I'm afraid. However, because the spaces are still some distance from the much busier parts of Wasdale, you'll generally be able to find a space here.


Route Map

Buckbarrow taken just after the start of the walk.

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg.
The broad scar on the right side of the ridge is Greathall Gill.

A close up of Greathall Gill.

Tosh Tarn seen from the place where we crossed this little un-named beck.
We had been walking in sunshine until this point, but this was quickly replaced by a band of cloud which brought the threat of rain with it.

Wast Water with Lingmell and the Scafells behind. The dark pointed fell just below the cloud is Slight Side.

Middle Fell taken from Buckbarrow.

Looking back to Buckbarrow from our route to Cat Bields.
The fell behind Buckbarrow is Whin Rigg and in the far distance are Black Combe and the Whitfell ridge.

And again from further along the route. (without Black Combe)

Looking up to Seatallan from Cat Bields.
We didn't intend to walk up to Seatallan tonight, but the sun had come back out and we were quite close after all, so after one of those "should we shouldn't we" moments, we decided to go for it. Well worth the extra 45 minutes it added onto the walk.

The Scafells, gradually becoming free of cloud, seen from Seatallan summit.

It's a long way back down to Cat Bields.

Middle Fell and Illgill Head.
The fells on the left are the Coniston Fells, the dark fell in the middle is Harter Fell, the higher pointed fell on the right is Caw and the rocky section to the right of Caw is Green Crag.

A close up of Scafell Pike and Scafell taken from Cat Bields.

Walking down the lane behind Harrow Head farm.

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Lake District Walks