Height: 632 metres / 2073 feet Grid reference: NY 22735 09708 Category: The Southern Fells
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.
Start point: Strands Bridge (NY 249 135)
Strands Bridge – Thorneythwaite Farm – Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite Fell – Great Slack on Seathwaite Fell – Sprinkling Tarn –Allen Crags – High House on Allen Crags – Lincomb Head on Glaramara – Looking Stead on Glaramara – Glaramara – Combe Head –Stonethwaite Fell – Rosthwaite Cam on Rosthwaite Fell – Bessyboot 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!
Start point: The head of Seathwaite valley (NY 236 123)
Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite Fell (333) – Great Slack on Seathwaite Fell (334) – Sprinkling Tarn – Allen 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.