3rd November 2007

Glaramara, Allan Crags and tarns, tarns, tarns


Walk Overview
Time 09.00 to 15.15
Duration 6 hr 15 min
Distance 9 mile
Ascent 2900 ft
Walking with Jennifer and Andrew & Anne Leaney
Seathwaite - Black Sike - Thornythwaite Fell - Combe Head - Glaramara - Lincomb Tarns - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Sprinkling Tarn - Styhead Tarn - Sty Head Pass - 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

The view back down the bottom section of Thornythwaite Fell into Borrowdale.

The Combe; a deserted hanging valley flanked on one side by Thorneythwaite Fell and on the other side by Rosthwaite Fell . At the head of the valley is Dovenest Crag, Raven Crag and Combe Head.

A mountain view of Mountain View.

I told you it was deep and I wouldn't laugh too much as I don't see many people volunteering to rescue you if you fall in.

Glaramara summit.

High House Tarn with the Langdales behind.


Stopping to admire the view back to Glaramara.

A close up of the Langdale Pikes.

Sprinkling Tarn and Seathwaite Fell in front of Great Gable and Green Gable.

Heading between Esk Hause and Sty Head Tarn. This is an excellent section of path which always enjoy.

Stepping stones across Sprinkling Tarns outflow and yes, you can all pull faces if you want, but I'm still going to use the picture.

Brightening up a little at Styhead Tarn.

Styhead Beck.

And crossing the beck a little further along the path.

Looking down Styhead Beck and into Borrowdale from the point where Styhead Pass really starts to loose height.


Stockley Bridge.

Part of the tiny hamlet of Seathwaite.

David Hall -
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