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Sunday, 28 October 2007

Walk for Sunday 28th October - Glaramara / Allen Crags / Sty Head / Borrowdale


Glaramara / Allen Crags / Sty Head / Borrowdale

Start Point: Seatoller car park

(G.R. NY - 245 137 @ 10.30)

Description: From Seatoller we head up onto Thornythwaite Fell, before climbing more to reach the summit of Glaramara (which one of the two cairns??). We'll then continue SW, between the bogs & pools for another 2km, until Allen Crags rocky 'cluster' is reached (highest point of the day, just!). We carry on just a short way until we reach the spaghetti junction of paths at Esk Hause (this is because it's a joining point for paths from Eskdale, Wasdale, Borrowdale & Langdale!). There is a big stone cross windbreak here, so it may be a possible lunch stop location? After that we turn NW to pass under the cliffs of Great End, past Sprinkling Tarn & down to Styhead Tarn. Next we turn NE by the tarn, to follow Styhead Gill (on its RHS when the path splits) down to cross Stockley Bridge. We then follow the 'growing' river down to Seathwaite (coincidentally - this is said to be the wettest inhabited place in England!!) & follow the obvious (virtually flat) path, // to the road, back along Borrowdale to Seatoller once more.

Distance: 9.5 miles (15.3 km)

Total Ascent: 800 metres (2625 ft.)

High Point: Allen Crags - 785 metres (2575 ft.)

Time: 6 - 7 hours

Grade: 3 / 4

Car Share: Meet at the Low Wood Hotel @ 09.00

Leader: Dan (on 01229 832840 [eves.] or 07919 831237)

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