Walk c301 Glaramara and Allen Crags from Seatoller, Borrowdale

Rough paths and an easy scramble


Route outline for walk c301:

- Seatoller  -   Borrowdale  -   Strands Bridge  -   Borrowdale  -   The Combe  -   Thornythwaite Fell  -   Comb Head  -   Glaramara  -   Looking Steads (Glaramara)  -   Red Beck  -   Red Beck Top  -   Allen Gill  -   High House Tarn  -   High House Tarn Top  -   Allen Crags  -   Esk Hause  -   Ruddy Gill  -   Sprinkling Tarn  -   Sty Head  -   Sty Head Tarn  -   Sty Head Gill  -   Stockley Bridge  -   Grains Gill  -   Seathwaite  -   The Allerdale Ramble  -   Seatoller  -   Borrowdale.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is Allen Crags at 785m (2576ft). Allen Crags is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (51st highest in England, 91st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 42). Allen Crags is also known as an English Nuttall (60th in England, 109th in England & Wales).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Glaramara, 783m (2569ft). Glaramara is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (53rd highest in England, 94th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 45). Glaramara is also known as an English Nuttall (63rd in England, 113th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Looking Steads (Glaramara), 775m (2544ft). Looking Steads (Glaramara) is also known as an English Nuttall (69th in England, 121st in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Red Beck Top, 721m (2366ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (85th Eng, 147th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (107th Eng, 181st Eng & Wal) and High House Tarn Top 684m (2245ft) - an English Nuttall (149th Eng, 248th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL4 & OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c301 Glaramara and Allen Crags from Seatoller, Borrowdale

In no particular order . . .

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) towering above Angle Tarn (Langdale)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) towering above Angle Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (189)

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Glaramara

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Glaramara

Photo: Alan Sturges (4)

Checking the GPS on Sty Head in the snow

Checking the GPS on Sty Head in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (75)

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (74)

Looking South along the Trotternish Ridge from near the Quiraing

Looking South along the Trotternish Ridge from near the Quiraing

Photo: John Senior (2)

Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale  with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Photo: Andy Malcolm (231)

Langstrath from the head of Allencrags Gill

Langstrath from the head of Allencrags Gill

Photo: John Antrobus (25)

Wainwrights unnamed 'perfect mountain tarn' between Glaramara and Allen Crags

Wainwrights unnamed 'perfect mountain tarn' between Glaramara and Allen Crags

Photo: Paul Johnson (23)

The Langdales from High House Tarn

The Langdales from High House Tarn

Photo: Alan Sturges (2)

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (72)

Thirlemere from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Thirlemere from Steel Fell (Dead Pike)

Photo: Mike Jennings (7)

Red Beck ravine from Looking Steads (Glaramara)

Red Beck ravine from Looking Steads (Glaramara)

Photo: John Antrobus (20)

Borrowdale

Borrowdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (45)

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

Photo: John Senior (1)

Styhead Tarn, Great Gable and Green Gable from the path below Sprinkling Tarn

Styhead Tarn, Great Gable and Green Gable from the path below Sprinkling Tarn

Photo: David Swales (4)

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (187)

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (18)

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (73)

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

The cairn on the summit of Glaramara

The cairn on the summit of Glaramara

Photo: Christine Shepherd (463)

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

Photo: Andy Malcolm (232)

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Photo: John Carney (1)

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head in the snow

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (77)

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Glaramara

Derwent Water and Borrowdale from Glaramara

Photo: Alan Sturges (3)

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Me on Mardale Ill Bell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (464)

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (78)

Looking North to Stockley Bridge from Sprinkling Tarn

Looking North to Stockley Bridge from Sprinkling Tarn

Photo: Jerry Obeney (1)

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale from Esk Hause with Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable taking centre stage

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale from Esk Hause with Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable taking centre stage

Photo: Andy Malcolm (228)

Airplane wreckage below Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Airplane wreckage below Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (24)

Looking Steads (Glaramara) summit

Looking Steads (Glaramara) summit

Photo: John Antrobus (21)

Sprinkling Tarn in the snow

Sprinkling Tarn in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (76)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

On Striding Edge (Helvellyn)

Photo: Jerry Obeney (2)

Approaching High House Tarn Top

Approaching High House Tarn Top

Photo: John Antrobus (22)

A dusting of snow on the shoulder of Lingmell (left), Middle Fell (centre left in the distance) and Yewbarrow above Wasdale from Sty Head

A dusting of snow on the shoulder of Lingmell (left), Middle Fell (centre left in the distance) and Yewbarrow above Wasdale from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (79)

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (80)

Red Beck Top summit cairn

Red Beck Top summit cairn

Photo: John Antrobus (19)

High House Tarn Top summit

High House Tarn Top summit

Photo: John Antrobus (23)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) and Esk Pike from the shelter on Esk Hause

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) and Esk Pike from the shelter on Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (188)

Lingmell Crag from across Piers Gill

Lingmell Crag from across Piers Gill

Photo: Andy Malcolm (229)

Climbing Lining Crag towards Greenup Edge

Climbing Lining Crag towards Greenup Edge

Photo: Christine Shepherd (46)

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and  Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Photo: David Swales (5)

Allen Crags summit cairn

Allen Crags summit cairn

Photo: John Antrobus (24)

On Glaramara summit

On Glaramara summit

Photo: John Antrobus (18)

Below Great End near Sprinkling Tarn

Below Great End near Sprinkling Tarn

Photo: Mike Jennings (6)

Burnthwaite Farm Kitchen, Wasdale Head

Burnthwaite Farm Kitchen, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (81)

Glaramara summit cairn

Glaramara summit cairn

Photo: John Antrobus (17)


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