Rosthwaite Fell to Allen Crags from Stonethwaite

Name of walk Rosthwaite Fell to Allen Crags from Stonethwaite
Date of walk 2011-04-28
Distance walked (miles) 12
Duration of walk 9 hours 0 minutes
Weather Warm and sunny
Peaks on walk Rosthwaite Fell, Glaramara, Allen Crags
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Roadside at Stonethwaite
Ged was back from Vietnam so yesterday we went to Stonethwaite to climb Rosthwaite Fell (1771ft), Glaramara (2568ft) and Allen Crags (2572ft) returning via the Langstrath Valley. A very arduous and long walk  of 12 miles that would take us 9 hours to complete. As it was such a glorious day I took lots of pix.
I set off from home at 7.30am and we were ready to walk just before 9.45am.
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We stopped on the way on the side of Derwent Water.

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Walking through the hamlet of Stonethwaite. The white building is the pub we visited on our return.

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We took the public footpath above the campside until the big gate on the right and then headed on up the steep path to the right of Stanger Gill.

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View down Borrowdale. Stonethwaite down below.

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Once up there are good views out to Honister Crag (the back of Fleetwith Pike). High Crag and High Stile behind

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Ged and Kas approaching Bessyboot, Rosthwaite Fell summit

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View out towards Blencathra.

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From the summit Tarn At Leaves with our next destination, Rosthwaite cam on the right.

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We take a detour to walk around the tarn.

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Bessyboot on the right.

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Heading up to Rosthwaite Cam, looking back to the tarn.

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Rosthwaite cam summit. It is a bit of a climb up here. We tried to persuade Kas to stay at the bottom.....no chance!

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Close up of Blencathra looking over Kings How.

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The climb down with a blind dog!

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Looking back up!

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We took the path to the left that allows views down into the Langstrath Valley. Looking at the Stake Pass and Pike o`Stickle.

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Looking down Blackmoss Pot into the Langstrath Valley.

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We headed for the view out Combe Door.

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Then on to Combe Head for the view down Combe Gill that runs between Thornythwaite Fell on the right and Rosthwaite Fell on the left.

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Looking back over the rough, craggy undulations of Rosthwaite Fell.

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Glaramara summit ahead. We met the first people of the day here.

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Reaching the summit involves another rock climb.

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Great Gable, Green Gable and Base Brown fom Glaramara summit.

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We sat for about ten minutes and had lunch.

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The view down Thornythwaite Fell on the left.

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Looking back to Glaramara summit. The terrain is just more of the same....lots of climbs and descents over rock.

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Great End with Scafell Pike peeking out on the left and Lingmell on the right.

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Bowfell and Esk Pike.

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Kas gets a drink from one of the numerous tarns

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Harrison Stickle and Pike o`Stickle in the Langdales seen across one of the Lincomb tarns.

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View back to one of the undulations on the ridge.

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Close up of the Langdale Pikes in sunshine with the white Low Water Hotel on the shores of Windermere seen on the right.

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View from Allen Crags summit.

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Looking over Sprinkling Tarn to Great Gable and Green Gable.

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We descended to Esk Hause then turned left to make for Angle Tarn. Rossett Pike ahead. Angle Tarn in the dip on the right.

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Angle Tarn.

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Bowfell behind.

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We took the path on the left of the Angle Tarn outflow that follows Angle Tarn Gill down into the Langstrath Valley.

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We pass some deep pools and waterfalls on the way.

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View down Langstrath.

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Kas gets a swim and a wash in one of the deeper pools.

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One of only two bridges that crosses Langstrath Beck. The other one being near Eagle Crag.

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From the bridge a view to some of the deep pools suitable for swimming (if it was warmer!).

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Eagle Crag on the right.

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Looking back. We came down from the far right. The Stake Pass comes down from the left.

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There is still a while to go!

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Looking up to Eagle Crag.

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Another one of the secluded pools.

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And another.....The walk down the valley has taken two hours and thirty minutes to complete. A fair walk, but very rocky underfoot.

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We reach the pub and make a quick stop to rehydrate.....nothing alcoholic! We sit in the pub garden for about ten minutes before walking back through the village. This cottage is for sale.

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Looking back to Eagle Crag and Stonethwaite from where we parked the car. It was 6.45pm. So the walk had taken nine hours! No wonder my feet were aching!

A good walk, but long! Glad it was a warm and sunny day! Back home in time to see the second half of Real Madrid v Barcelona.
Jo.
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