4.8 of 5 (3 votes)

Seathwaite Fell

A moderate walk (mountain (above 600m)) in national park Lake District in Cumbria, England, about 13.60km (8.45 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 480m (1574ft)
Descent 468m (1535ft)
Max. Elevation 620m (2034ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 948m (3109ft)
Start & End
Distance 13.60km
Duration ~5:15h
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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Take the bus to Seatoller. Head back along the road towards Rosthwaite and take the path to Thorneythwaite Farm.
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A pleasant valley walk along Borrowdale to Seathwaite.
About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from
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Follow Grains Gill to Stockley Bridge, where you cross it.
About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
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Along Styhead Gill to the tarn.
About 1.87 km (~1.16 miles) from
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Keep going to Sprinkling Tarn, before heading up the slope just before you reach it.
About 0.71 km (~0.44 miles) from
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The top! Fantastic views in all directions, as you'd expect in this neighbourhood - the walkers' equivalent of Mayfair.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
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Descend towards the tarn again, heading for the eastern side.
About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
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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.
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
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Pass through Seathwaite again.
About 1.57 km (~0.98 miles) from
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Return to Seatoller for the bus home.
About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from

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