Seathwaite Fell to Glaramara

Name of walk Seathwaite Fell to Glaramara
Date of walk 2009-06-08
Distance walked (miles) 8
Duration of walk 7 hours 0 minutes
Weather Overcast and windy
Peaks on walk Seathwaite Fell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags, Glaramara
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Roadside.

Yesterday Ged, Kas and I went to Seathwaite in Borrowdale to climb Seathwaite Fell (2070ft), Esk Pike (2904ft), Allen Crags (2572ft) and Glaramara (2569ft). A walk of eight and a half miles. The visibility was good but for most of the day the skies were dull.

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Heading over to the fell on the right, Seathwaite Fell

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Taylor Gill Force.

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View down Borrowdale towards Derwent Water from the climb up to Seathwaite Fell summit.

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From the summit looking over at the ups and downs on Glaramara, our final fell.

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Looking over to Great End.

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View back to Seathwaite Fell summit

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Walking down towards Sprinkling Tarn.

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Sprinkling Tarn.

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The path back to the tarn. Great Gable and Green Gable behind.

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Sunshine on Great Gable.

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On reaching Esk Hause we took a small detour and headed for Esk Pike.

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From the summit looking down Langstrath at Eagle Crag, Ullscarf and High Raise on the right and Glaramara on the left. Helvellyn Range at the back.

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The rocky summit. Ged climbing to the highest point.

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Summit cairn with the Langdale Pikes behind

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Scafell and Scafell Pike.

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View down Eskdale.

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Back at Esk Hause and the route up to Allen Crags.

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View to Sprinkling Tarn from the summit of Allen Crags.

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The ups and downs and numerous false summits of the route across Glaramara. The highest point in the picture is not the summit. There are three more views like this one to go!!!!!

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View to Derwent Water.

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Looking across to the Langdale Pikes from two of the numerous tarns on Glaramara.

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Bowfell.

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Finally.........Glaramara summit cairn

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To get off the summit you then have to climb down the "Awkward Step", a 20ft shear drop! Probably easier going up. I did it okay, but it is not so easy coming down with a blind dog!

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Made it!

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To get off Glaramara we had to locate the trickle of water that was to become Hind Gill and to follow it down. Thankfully I did spot it. Not a route I`d like to repeat as after the initial easy grass it became quite steep and awkward playing havoc with my knee! But better than adding on a few miles by following Thorneythwaite Fell down to Seatoller! .......Just! Seathwaite Farm can be seen directly below.

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Quite steep?

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Back to Seathwaite Farm, our starting point. Pity the cafe only opens weekends!

A good walk that would have been a lot better in sunshine. The eight miles took us nearly seven hours, but it was not terrain that allowed you to stride out, you had to keep your eyes glued to the rock strewn ground. It was quite cold and windy at times, a total contrast to the last couple of walks I`ve done. Still, in the wettest place in the country, at least it didn`t rain!
Jo.

 

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