5 of 5 (2 votes)

Seathwaite Fell

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 13.13km (8.16 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 480m (1574ft)
Loss 468m (1535ft)
Max. Elevation 620m (2034ft)
Elevation (total) 948m (3109ft)
Start & End
Seatoller
Distance 13.13km
(8.16mi)
Duration ~4:30
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Anonymous Walker on 30 Aug 2013
This walk in Borrowdale combines a middle-sized fell with a walk up and down the valley - the perfect combo, like the mountain equivalent of a pint and some crisps. There's plenty of options for extending the day on the surrounding tops, but some days it's just better to pack an extra cake and maybe two flasks of coffee and laze about by the tarns.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NY250137
Take the bus to Seatoller. Head back along the road towards Rosthwaite and take the path to Thorneythwaite Farm.
Seathwaite About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from
OS Grid NY235120
A pleasant valley walk along Borrowdale to Seathwaite.
Stockley Bridge About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
OS Grid NY235108
Follow Grains Gill to Stockley Bridge, where you cross it.
Styhead Tarn About 1.87 km (~1.16 miles) from
OS Grid NY220097
Along Styhead Gill to the tarn.
Sprinkling Tarn About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
OS Grid NY225092
Keep going to Sprinkling Tarn, before heading up the slope just before you reach it.
Seathwaite Fell About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid NY229101
The top! Fantastic views in all directions, as you'd expect in this neighbourhood - the walkers' equivalent of Mayfair.
Past Sprinkling Tarn About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
OS Grid NY231089
Descend towards the tarn again, heading for the eastern side.
Grains Gill About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid NY234103
If you're feeling fresh, head for Glaramara and drop into Seatoller that way. But as the years pass and my legs stiffen up, I am increasingly a fan of low-level walking. So my tip is to follow Grains Gill back into Borrowdale.
Seathwaite again About 1.57 km (~0.98 miles) from
OS Grid NY234119
Pass through Seathwaite again.
Seatoller About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid NY245136
Return to Seatoller for the bus home.

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