26th November 2006

Glaramara to Seathwaite Fell


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 15.00
Duration 5 hr
Distance 6.8 mile
Ascent 2900 ft
Walking with Andrew Leaney
Seathwaite - Hind Gill - Glaramara - Lincomb Tarn - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Sprinkling Tarn - Seathwaite Fell - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside parking leading to Seathwaite, Borrowdale

The popularity of the fells around here are more than reflected in the number of cars you find lining the road from Seathwaite Farm working back in the direction of Seatollor. I'm almost tempted to say that this is somewhere you'll never fail to get parked. Simply join the back of the line on the grass verge.

Parking is free and there is a tea room and toilets at Seathwaite.


Route Map

Cattle feeding at Seathwaite Farm as we set off in the rain.

Looking back down to Seathwaite from the indistinct route we followed alongside Hind Gill.

Clouds in Borrowdale. The pointed fell in the valley is Castle Crag.

Glaramara in the mist and with a strong wind blowing.

Walking across the ridge between Glaramara and Allen Crags. This is a long undulating ridge and far from straightforward. I don't think I've ever taken the same route across here more than once.

The Langdale Pikes seen from the ridge.

High House Tarn.

As the walk progressed the cloud was gradually breaking up and we got this view through to Derwent Water where we could see the sun shining on the lower slopes of the Skiddaw Fells.

A close up of The Langdales. Harrison Stickle, Pike O'Stickle and Loft Crag.

And another close up, this one of sun shining on Sergeant's Crag.

Looking back along the ridge towards Glaramara. Taken from Allen Crags summit.

And a close up of Derwent Water from the same place.

The route down to Sprinkling Tarn.

The top of Great Gable never became clear of cloud, but this view of the cloud swirling around the rocks below the summit made up for that.

Sprinkling Tarn.

As we started to walk across to Seathwaite Fell we could see that Wasdale Head was enjoying a little sunshine.

Contrasting colours on this view towards Derwent Water and the higher Northern fells.

Seathwaite Fell summit.

From Seathwaite Fell we took this very steep and quite slippery route down to the Seathwaite side of Styhead Pass.

Stockley Bridge.

And the view from the same place, but looking in the opposite direction.

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