The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England
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Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Seathwaite Fell
Richard Marchant walked up on July 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] Started out from Seathwaite up to Stockley Bridge & right then up to Greenhow Knott, from here I went straight South up through Aaron Crags on to Seathwaite Fell to Great Stack & Sprinkling Tarn then Esk Hause. From here up to Allen Crags & then ridge along to Glaramara on to Combe Head, East to Combe Door along to Rosthwaite Cam & finally Rosthwaite Fell (Bessy Boot) down to Seatoller & back along the road to Seathwaite & the car [with] On my Own [weather] Clear hot sunny day with little or no breeze.
Christine Shepherd climbed on June 25th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Seathwaite Climbed again 17.12.2021. I found this harder work second time. [with] On my own [weather] sunny - This was a quick walk after arriving at Borrowdale Youth Hostel for a weekend with members of St George's Church Leeds.
Claire Kirk bagged on August 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale National Trust Camp Site [with] Alone [weather] Cloudy but dry
Wayne Baxter hiked on August 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite followed the path through farm to Stockley bridge. Around Greenhow Knott & pick up a faint path to Seathwaite Fell. Onto Sprinkling Tarn & up Great End. From Great End across to Allen Crags & then onto Glaramara. We picked up a path by Hind Gill (not recommended very steep & rocky). Back to Seathwaite farm [with] Sue, Steven and Bev [weather] Cloudy & some rain
Chris Sheard summited on July 12th, 2021 [from/via/route] Along from Sprinkling tarn [with] George [weather] Slight winds fresher feel, top clear - Nice top, with impressive views Lovely views up to Keswick & across to Skiddaw - Allerdale Ramble finish badly signposted - A big bull cow & calf - we were brave (actually Bovines were Friendly)
Paul Macey conquered on June 22nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Walk 139 [with] Luke [weather] Sunny
Christina Lander scaled on June 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite - Base Brown - Seathwaite Fell - Allen Crags - Seathwaite [with] Dick [weather] Cloudy at times but mostly sunny - During our holiday staying at Station House, Troutbeck, Penrith
Kevin Foster walked up on June 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite. [with] By myself. [weather] Sunny & Hot. - There were too many tops visited on this walk to give a full description of each one. The route of the walk roughly followed the Sty Head Tarn path via Stockley Bridge, then as the path levelled off a steep ascent up the flanks of Seathwaite Fell to reach Wainwright's Top, then the true summit (Main Top) followed by a subsidiary top (South Top). The route then went past Sprinkling Tarn & climbed to Esk Hause (not the true one) before turning left & climbing to the summit of Allen Crags. Numerous tops were then visited along the undulating & interesting ridge including Glaramara & Rosthwaite Fell before descending off the ridge by dropping left at Tarn at Leaves into the ravine of Rottenstone Gill (not as bad as it sounds!). On reaching the lane to Thorneythwaite another left turn down a tarmac road & across field paths eventually led me back to the car parked at Seathwaite. Another tiring but superb day in The Lakes. I do feel as though I am saving the best until last with these Western & Southern Fells?
Darren Wilson climbed on May 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] Rosthwaite, Glaramara, Allen Crags & Seathwaite [with] Mike
Caroline Winter bagged on August 29th, 2020 [from/via/route] Seathwaite, Stockly bridge, Sty Gill, Seathwaite Fell (3 cairns), Sprinkling Tarn, Allen Crags, Red Beck Top, Glaramara, Hind Gill, Seathwaite [with] Becky [weather] Warm day. 11 degrees on tops. Light wind. Very good views - Wise to ascend the gill to Seathwaite Fell, as difficult to spot access point from above. Lunch stop at shelter before Allen Crags & continuing to find the actual summit cairns amongst others placed on Red Beck Top & Glaramara. Confusion coming off Glaramara, as strayed off path & veering off to the east too early. Difficult descent of Hind Gill. Mountain rescue & Air rescue on Great End crags
Andy Buxton hiked during August, 1968 [from/via/route] Rossthwaite Fell, Glaramara, Allen Crags, Seathwaite Fell [with] Dad
Richard Marshall summited on June 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Scafell Pike Corridor route [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Sunny low wind & very hot. Middle of Pandemic
Andrew Johnson conquered on January 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [with] Ted [weather] Cleared to blue skies at some points, Snow on top with some hail
Dave Eyes scaled on April 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Parked at Seathwaite Farm. Walked round to the side of Seathwaite Fell. Ascended & carried on over to the path at the back. Walked round to Allen Craggs & then continued on to the summit of Glaramara. Straight down the side of Glaramara to return to the car at Seathwaite farm [with] Christine Eyes, Jenny Eyes, Dave Kennedy [weather] Nice day - cloudy to start but mostly dry. Ended sunny. Good views. Very steep descent !
Nick Dobson walked up on July 14th, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite farm up Ruddy Gill to Esk Pike [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Bright & sunny - Added to walk when poor visibility on Esk Pike thwarted the plan to do Bowfell as well.
Craig Steeland climbed on February 24th, 2019 [from/via/route] From car park in Seathwaite village [with] Sue [weather] Partly cloudy, very warm & dry.
Simon Boddy bagged on October 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [with] My girlfriend [weather] Sunny with a cool breeze.
David Watson hiked on August 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Seatoller [weather] Raining
Elaine Evans summited on June 5th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite, via Grains Gill, onto Seathwaite Fell then retraced steps to join path to Allen Crags, from there on to Glaramara, descended to Thornthwaite & back to Seathwaiteby public footpath. [with] Sue [weather] Hot, hot, hot! Very little breeze. Dry & sunny. - Longer day than expected due to being unable to locate path from Glaramara to Seathwaite & having to return via Thornthwaite. Quite a scramble off Glaramara.
Simon Myerscough conquered on April 1st, 2007 [from/via/route] C139 [with] Martin & Bill [weather] Sunny, chilly-ish - Sunny, great views, easy scramble
Phillip Bulley scaled on September 3rd, 2017 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite Farm from Sprinkling Tarn & Descended via wainwright route b [with] Ruby. [weather] Windy with rain.
John Walter walked up on June 17th, 2017 [with] Tricia [weather] Warm
Colin Egan climbed on June 8th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite & the Grains Gill track, hence to Sprinkling Tarn & out onto Seathwaite Fell. Return via Stye Head [with] My wife Faith. [weather] Atrocious walking conditions, heavy rain & strong winds. - This was the only fell we felt was safe enough to do in such weather, but when you only have 3 walking days you need to be creative with your planning. The streams & waterfalls were at their most impressive but not ideal weather for photos!! The paths were awash in many places, really testing the waterproofing on boots. Sadly mine did not quite hold the damp at bay but Faith's did. We delayed our start til the rain eased but it came back on to rain within half an hour. It had stopped by the time we topped out onto Esk Hause. No view from the summit, as we were in cloud by then, in fact we only found it thanks to other walkers creating a faint but definite track, occasionally backed by spot GPS readings on our location. I have always poo-poo'd sat navs but they do have their uses at times like this. As we walked back towards Stye Head the wind increased & nearly blew us over on several occasions, at one point gusts were blowing water off a waterfall back up into the air. Not unexpected but the Stye Head track where it crosses the bridge over the stream was under inches of water forcing us to divert away from the path by the stream out onto the rough stony fell side. We stopped for a final breather by the 1000ft boulder & were just eating a roll with coffee when the heavens opened again. So much for nearly drying out!! One of the most dramatic days ever & all to bag such a simple fell.
Mark Davidson bagged on February 9th, 2006 [with] Mike [weather] Nice & clear
Anthony Scott hiked on October 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] Seatoller [with] me [weather] Grey cloud
Doug Martin summited on August 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Shotley Bridge - Sty Head tarn route to intake wall then straight up first gully as per Wainwright book. [with] Left group at wall and went solo. [weather] Best day of the year so far. - Never saw another soul until I approached Sprinkling Tarn where I met the B group.
Charlie Housley conquered on June 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite to Stockley Bridge & then via Aaron Crags. [with] Solo. [weather] Cloud down to approximately 900m but otherwise a pleasantly warm day where all the cloud pretty much disappeared by 14.00hrs.
Tracey Cowell scaled on March 6th, 2016 [from/via/route] Seathwaite Farm/ Seathwaite Fell/ Sprinkling Tarn/ Ruddy Gill/Grains Gill [with] solo [weather] Clear sunny skies/ Snow on summits
David Noble walked up on August 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [with] Jack [weather] Sunny - Came down the scree slop on Aaron Crags
Clive Ward climbed on June 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] Seatoller, Glaramara. See Glaramara for route [with] Ian, Conrad (19th June 2015) Ian, Conrad, Chris, Dave Bell (7th Oct 15)
Philip Layton bagged on July 14th, 2006 [with] Karen, Karen & Steve
Harry Meijer hiked on September 7th, 2015 [from/via/route] Great End from Seathwaite [with] The Lake District Walker
Christine Knowles summited on September 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Via Glaramara & Allen Crags [with] Graham [weather] Windy & cold.
Kevin Parnham conquered on November 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite via Allen Crags & Sprinkling Tarn [with] Jo [weather] Glorious day initially but gradually worsened to low cloud & rain - Descent via very steep scree filled gulley which took until dark to negotiate.
Ann Davis scaled on July 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Seatoller, seathwaite,styhead [weather] Tropical
Keith Eastman walked up on June 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] c139
Raymond Barnett climbed on April 2nd, 2014 [weather] hazy
Beth Webster bagged on October 7th, 2012 [with] Hannah Phillps
Iain Taylor hiked on May 15th, 2011 [from/via/route] Seathwaite (NY 23591 12285)
Darren Mortimer summited on September 22nd, 2012 [from/via/route] Seatoller walk c139 [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Warm & sunny
Melanie Dunn, Jenny Godfrey, Matthew Thomas, Alex Jones, Louise Sandwith, Jonathan Tobin, David Shaw, David Laws, Carl Abbott, Louis Smith, Simon Duerden, Steve Frank, Paul Booth, Linda Mckeogh, Paul Henderson, Trevor Williams, Martin Angold, Jeanette Coward, John Cuthbert, Kerry Fahy, Stephen Millington, Martyn Rouse, Ray O'hara and Libby Burns have all walked, climbed & bagged Seathwaite Fell.
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