Seathwaite Fell

Height: 632 metres / 2073 feet Grid reference: NY 22735 09708 Category: The Southern Fells

Great Gable from the Wainwright summit of Seathwaite Fell

Great Gable from the Wainwright summit of Seathwaite Fell

Casper on Great Slack, the highest and true summit of Seathwaite Fell with Great End behind

Casper on Great Slack, the highest and true summit of Seathwaite Fell with Great End behind

Sty Head Round

Start point: Seathwaite (NY 235 122)

Seathwaite – Hanging Stone – Base Brown – Blackmoor Pols – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Styhead Tarn – Sty Head – Sprinkling Tarn – Great Slack on Seathwaite Fell Seathwaite Fell – Taylorgill Force – Seathwaite

Distance: 6.2 miles     Total Ascent: 925 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours     Start Time: 07:00

Weather: Changeable, windy. 11oC.

It’s a while since I have done these fells and it was nice to get back there for a visit. The weather was constantly changing and the summits were very windy with the clouds constantly blowing in and off. There was quite a number of dead sheep around today, a grizzly consequence of the heavy snowfall not so long ago.

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.

Glaramara

Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite Fell (199) – Sprinkling Tarn – Angle Tarn – Rossett Pike (200) – Angle Tarn – Allen Crags – Glaramara (201) – Combe HeadRosthwaite CamRosthwaite Fell (202) (Bessyboot) – Seathwaite

Clear and bright becoming hazy later in the day.