Middle Fell - Seatallan - Buckbarrow - Middle Fell

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The Greendale Round is a superb half-day walk taking in three fairly quiet Wainwright fells. The walk starts by the shores of the beautiful Wast Water with some of the most dramatic scenery in the country. The Wast Water screes on the other side of the lake create a formidable barrier south and are worth a proper look. Across to the left you look down the lake to Wasdale Head, Great Gable and Scafell Pike, named 'Britain's Favourite View'.

After a good look it's on with the walk and the start simply follows the road to the public footpath that leads in the direction of Greendale Tarn. Halfway up the path changes direction to head up to the first peak; Middle Fell. The mountain offers some of the best views of the Scafell range. A short descent takes you to a grassy plain just above Greendale Tarn (rather wet here) and then on a very steep path directly up the side of Seatallan and to the ancient summit cairn and trig column. The view is fairly extensive from Seatallan and it is the highest point on today's walk at 692m. From here it's pretty much downhill all the way to Glade How, which offers the best view west to the coast. Lastly it's on to Buckbarrow, a craggy peak on the edge of Seatallan with dramatic views down the crag and scree to Wast Water below.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South West

Features

Ancient Monument, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Waterfall

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13.7 Miles