Rosthwaite Fell

Name of walk Rosthwaite Fell
Date of walk 2009-06-16
Distance walked (miles) 5
Duration of walk 4 hours 0 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Rosthwaite Fell
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Roadside at Stonethwaite

Yesterday we went back to Borrowdale to climb Rosthwaite Fell (1808ft), including Bessyboot and Rosthwaite Cam, a walk of under 5 miles.

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We drove to Stonethwaite and parked on the grass verge just before the village.

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We walked to the campsite and took the path up by Stanger Gill which was very steep

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....and got steeper.

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On the way up you got increasingly good views up Borrowdale and down on to the village of Stonethwaite.

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Eagle Crag pointing out infront of Ullscarf.

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View from Bessyboot of a close up of Fleetwith Pike and the Honister Pass with Red Pike and High Stile to the left.

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Looking down on the beautifully named Tarn At Leaves, and across to our next summit, Rosthwaite Cam. Behind that is Comb Head on Glaramara.

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Kas and me by Bessyboot summit cairn. Behind me is Dale Head and High Spy.

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Looking across Thorneythwaite Fell to the cloud covered Great Gable and to its right is Brandreth, and just peeking out on the far right is Pillar.

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View down Borrowdale to Skiddaw and Blencathra.

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We were in no rush today so we had a leisurely lunch sitting next to Tarn At Leaves. Pike o`Stickle can be seen sticking up at the back.

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Ged is sat on a mound just right of centre eating his lunch. I walked round the tarn to take some pix.

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Bessyboot summit on the right.

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After lunch we set off for Rosthwaite Cam. The summit is rocky outcrop that needs a climb to reach it..

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The views are superb.

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On the summit which is just over 2000ft.

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Looking past Fleetwith Pike to Crummock Water and Mellbreak.

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Fleetwith Pike, Dale Head and Maiden Moor

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Climbing back down from the summit.

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Back right is the Helvellyn range. I can`t believe that Wainwright thought the views were disappointing!

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We headed down the west side and skirted the base of the fell. Castle Crag is just to the left of Derwent Water, Kings How on the right.

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St. Andrew`s Church, Borrowdale.

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We ended up back at the car with a view of our starting route up Stanger Gill.

When we arrived this morning there were loads of cars on the verge that would normally be empty mid week. I guessed it was a Ramblers Group, but for the whole day we saw absolutely no-one. That is until the final ten minutes when we sat and waited while 44 ramblers passed just below us. They were from Carlisle and had been walking on the level.

Thankfully, even though the clouds looked ominous at times, once again we had good weather in the wettest place in the country.
Jo.
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