Seathwaite Fell

Thu 26 Jan 2012

Route: Seathwaite, Borrowdale - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite Fell - Sprinkling Tarn - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Taylorgill Force - Seathwaite

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 1,750ft

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

With: On own


Overcast with the cloud base approx 2,000ft. Rain, hail, sleet and snow showers and windy too. Wet underfoot. BUT still great to be out!

A repeat of a walk last done in Sept 2003. I visited Wainwright's top (601m) (Birkett's Seathwaite Fell), Seathwaite Fell's North Top (632m) (Nuttall) (Birkett's Great Slack) and Seathwaite Fell's South Top (631m) (Nuttall)

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Seathwaite Fell from near Seathwaite Farm

Stockley Bridge

Into the snow now, looking back down on Upper Borrowdale

Borrowdale from the top of the steep bit, most of the ascent done

The view north down Borrodale with a glimpse of Derwent Water

Seathwaite Fell, Wainwright's summit (601m) with Base Brown behind

The way ahead

Looking back to Wainwright's summit

Seathwaite Fell's main summit

This U shapped tarn is a great reference point to confirm you are at the top, and its on the OS 1:25,000 map

An unnamed tarn and Seathwaite Fell's southern top

Sprinkling Tarn from Seathwaite Fell's southern top

Sprinkling Tarn from its outflow

Heading for Sty Head, the top of Great Gable lost in cloud

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head

Styhead Tarn

The Taylorgill Force path follows the left (west) bank of Styhead Gill

A big drop to the right of the path

Taylorgill Force with the sleet caught by the camera's flash

The path down requires some scrambling

Taylorgill Force

Seathwaite Farm ahead

Seathwaite Fell from Seathwaite

Previous Walk: Castle Crag (Sun 22 Jan 2012)

Next Walk: Scafell Pike from Seathwaite (Sat 28 Jan 2012)

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