Allen Crags to Bessyboot

Sun 11 Mar 2012

Route: Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Lower Esk Hause - Allen Crags - High House Tarn - Glaramara - Combe Head - Rosthwaite Fell - Dovenest Crag top - Tarn at Leaves - Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot top - Stands Bridge, Seatoller - Allerdale Ramble - Seathwaite

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 3,250ft

Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

With: David Hall


Blue sky and sunshine most of the time, light winds, mild, no jacket required

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Post apocalyptic Seathwaite, well post sheep anyway

Stockley Bridge

The view back down Grains Gill

Ever upwards, Great End ahead

Great Gable peeks out

Lower Esk Hause cross shelter

Allen Crags summit

Cloud below Bowfell and Esk Pike

The ridge to Glaramara

High House Tarn

Great End

Looking across to the Langdale Pikes

Bowfell and Esk Pike as we head for Glaramara

The Helvellyn ridge

Glaramara's summit, or is the other top higher?

The other top, with the top of Skiddaw in the far distance

The Combe from Combe Head

Rosthwaite Fell

Combe Door

Dovenest Crag top, another double top, the east from the west

Rosthwaite Cam from Dovenest Crag top

Tarn at Leaves with Bessyboot on the left

Rosthwaite Cam

Tarn at Leaves with High Raise behind

Bessyboot's summit

Heading back down into the valley. The white buildings are Mountain View Cottages

Looking back north as we head along the Allerdale Ramble to Seathwaite

Previous Walk: Circuit of Buttermere (Sat 10 Mar 2012)

Next Walk: Skiddaw via Ullock Pike (Sat 17 Mar 2012)

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