Glaramara from Seatoller

Submitted by Timwoods on 11 August 2010
OS Explorer Map: OL4 - The English Lakes: NW area
(15 votes)
A circular, half-day mountain (above 600m) walk in national park Lake District (England) starting at Seatoller, Cumbria, about 8.1km (roughly 5.1 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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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)
Gain (+/- 10%): 678m (2227ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 1377m (4519ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 698m (2292ft)
Max. Elevation: 770m (2526ft)

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OS Grid: NY245137
From the village, head along the road towards the river. About 200m beyond the bridge, a footpath heads southeast towards High Buck How.
About 2.1 km (roughly 1.3 miles) from 1 OS Grid: NY258121
The path heads up to Tarn at Leaves, a marvellous little spot with great views north down the valley.
About 0.9 km (roughly 0.6 miles) from 2 OS Grid: NY255112
Head over the high ground of Rosthwaite Fell, aiming for the narrow, tarn-dotted gap between Woof Gill and Combe Gill.
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.7 miles) from 3 OS Grid: NY246104
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.
About 1.5 km (roughly 0.9 miles) from 4 OS Grid: NY245119
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.
About 1.7 km (roughly 1.1 miles) from 5 OS Grid: NY250136
The path drops out at the bridge just outside Seatoller. There is a pub and cafe in the village for the post-walk treats.
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