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2008 02 10 - Seathwaite Fell.

I parked at the side of the road at the head of the Seathwaite valley and took the path through the farm towards Stockley Bridge. From the bridge the path climbs up and eventually follows Styhead Gill towards the tarn. Well before reaching the tarn a suitable route needs to be negotiated up the fell through Aaron Crags or thereabouts. I could see no obvious path but it wasn't difficult to find a safe passage to Wainwright's (northern) top at 1870ft and then on to the higher summit at 2073ft. It was a warm sunny day with little wind - a day made for walking!

 

Stockley Bridge

 

Looking down the Seathwaite valley

 

Looking across to Glaramara

 

The rock strewn flanks of the fell

 

A glimpse of Styhead Tarn

 

Towards the lower 'summit'

 

Great Gable and Green Gable from the lower summit

 

Base Brown from the lower summit

 

Tarn below the lower summit

 

Great Gable and Green Gable again

 

The higher summit looking north

 

Northern panorama from the summit (click photo for larger image)

 

Sprinkling Tarn

 

Great End

 

Styhead Tarn

 

Great End again

 

Taylor Gill Force

 

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