A circular, half-day mountain (above 600m) walk in national park Lake District (England) starting at Seatoller, Cumbria, about 9km (roughly 6 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. From April to October, the Borrowdale Rambler bus runs between Keswick and Seatoller, opening up a whole host of walks in the towering western fells. This route, over Rosthwaite Fell to Glaramara, ranks as one of the finest. From the village, it's a sharp climb up via Combe Gill, before a couple of wonderful hours up high and a simple descent to Seathwaite and back out. There's so much to do around Seatoller that you should really make at least a weekend of it. Start: Seatoller, OS Grid: NY245138 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres) Start: Seatoller, OS Grid: NY245138 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 678m (2227ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 1377m (4519ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 698m (2292ft)
Max. Elevation: 770m (2526ft)
From the village, head along the road towards the river. About 200m beyond the bridge, a footpath heads southeast towards High Buck How.
The path heads up to Tarn at Leaves, a marvellous little spot with great views north down the valley.
Head over the high ground of Rosthwaite Fell, aiming for the narrow, tarn-dotted gap between Woof Gill and Combe Gill.
The high point of the day is Glaramara, 783m and a popular peak. The best view is looking west over Seathwaite Fell to Great Gable.
Take the obvious path heading almost north. There is a steep path down Hind Gill if the weather's bad; if the views are good, follow the brow of Thornythwaite Fell.
The path drops out at the bridge just outside Seatoller. There is a pub and cafe in the village for the post-walk treats.