Glaramara

Start point: Strands Bridge (NY 249 135)

Strands Bridge – Thorneythwaite Farm – Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite FellGreat Slack on Seathwaite Fell – Sprinkling TarnAllen CragsHigh House on Allen CragsLincomb Head on GlaramaraLooking Stead on Glaramara – Glaramara – Combe HeadStonethwaite Fell Rosthwaite Cam on Rosthwaite FellBessyboot on Rosthwaite Fell – Strands Bridge

Distance: 9 miles     Total Ascent: 1025 metres     Time Taken: 4 hour 30 minutes

Weather: Overcast with sunny spells. 15oC.

At least it was dry today but there was really rather a chilly wind on the tops today; it felt more like Autumn than summer. I parked at Strands Bridge this morning rather than the more popular Seathwaite, preferring to do the flat section first rather than last as I find it makes a good warm-up and the alternative car parking place was a lot quieter. Casper’s fame must be widening too as we were recognised by a party of walkers on Combe Head who were big StridingEdge fans – sorry, no Angus today!

Glaramara

Start point: The head of Seathwaite valley (NY 236 123)

Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite Fell (333) Great Slack on Seathwaite Fell (334) – Sprinkling TarnAllen Crags (335)High House on Allen Crags (336)Lincomb Head on Glaramara (337)Looking Stead on Glaramara(338) –  Glaramara (339) –  Seathwaite

Distance: 7.5 miles     Total Ascent: 1092 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 40 minutes

Weather: Warm and hazy, 13-20oC.

Today’s walk is another great one along that undulating, rocky ridge of Glaramara. The walk started and finished steeply with a harsh climb up to Seathwaite Fell and a straight down descent from Glaramara.

The sun shone brightly today with temperature reaching a heady 20oC with only a slightly cool breeze reminding me that it is still early on. However, this was the first airing of the year for my Lily-white, winter conditioned legs in shorts – a nice feeling – and the whole walk was completed in shorts and tee shirt only.