Seatoller - Seathwaite - Allen Crags - Glaramara - Seatoller

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Seatoller - Seathwaite - Seathwaite Fell - Great End - Esk Hause - Allen Crags - Glaramara - Seatoller

This lovely long walk starts at the pretty village of Seatoller in the Borrowdale Valley. The village is made up of just a couple of households and sits at the bottom of Honister Pass, a steep 1 in 4 road that takes drivers over to Buttermere. There is a National Trust car park in Seatoller (pay-and-display) which is free to National Trust members. From the village, the first part of the walk follows the country lane down to Seathwaite. Parking is also available along the roadside down this road near the farm. This is free but means you have to walk further at the end of the walk. After passing through Seathwaite Farm the route follows the beck up to Stockley Bridge, an ancient pack-horse crossing. The fell just on the right is Seathwaite Fell and is the first peak of the day. The route up to the summit isn't the most obvious path, but does offer some light scrambling, which is exciting. The views from the top are excellent, allowing a view right down Borrowdale to Castle Crag and Derwent Water beyond. The walk along the top of Seathwaite Fell is stunning, with grand views of Great Gable, Great End and Glaramara.

Sprinkling Tarn, just below Great End, is a perfect little pit-stop and a good place to assess the route up the Band to the top of Great End. The scramble up Great End is excellent, with splendid views and not too difficult. Great End is the highest point on the whole walk and at 910m (just under 3,000ft) it is the fifth highest peak in Lakeland. From the summit the route heads down to Esk Hause, which is a lovely place to stop for lunch. From there the route heads north over Allen Crags and on to Glaramara. This ridge walk can be very confusing in mist, so it is recommended that the cloud be clear from the peaks along this section. Along here is a lovely tarn called High House Tarn with grand views over to High Raise. From the summit of Glaramara, the route follows a ridge down to Thornythwaite Fell and then down to the road and back into Seatoller.

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

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Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Public Transport, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife

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