A long walk up to Great End and along the Glaramara Ridge on a stunning sunny day.


Date: 3rd May 2011
Start Location: Seatoller
Time Started: 10:50
Duration: 8 Hours
Distance: 20.2km / 12.55 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 1517m (4976ft)
Highest Point: Great End (910m/2985ft)
Parking: National Trust Car Park in Seatoller
Weather: Sunny
Difficulty: Very Difficult
Seatoller - Seathwaite - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite Fell (128) - Sprinkling Tarn - The Band - Great End (129) - Esk Hause - Esk Pike (130) - Esk Hause - Allen Crags (131) - High House Tarn - Glaramara (132) - Comb Door - Great Hollow - Tarn at Leaves - Bessyboot/Rosthwaite Fell (133) - Strands Bridge - Seatoller
Lambs in the fields around Seatoller.
Following the road into Seathwaite. Great End ahead.
The impressive North Face of Great End.
Heading into Seathwaite, Great End just to the left with Seathwaite Fell just below. Base Brown to the right.
Stockley Bridge.
Seathwaite from just above Stockley Bridge.
Kings How on Grange Fell and Blencathra.
Borrowdale from the climb up to Seathwaite Fell.
Seathwaite Fell Summit Cairn. The lake just in view is Derwent Water.
Stunning Borrowdale far below.
Great and Green Gable.
Allen Crags and Esk Pike, fells we have yet to climb to.
Great End, our next fell today.
Great End from an unnamed tarn.
And again from Sprinkling Tarn.
Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable.
Sprinkling Tarn from The Band on Great End. This section of the climb was a great but fairly easy scramble. Well worth the effort and the views are spectacular!
Great End summit.
Esk Pike from Esk Hause.
Looking towards the Scafells from Esk Pike.
The Langdale Pikes from Esk Pike.
Now on the way up to Allen Crags.
Allen Crags rocky summit.
Pillar, Great Gable and Green Gable over Sprinkling Tarn.
Glaramara summit cairn, Skiddaw and Derwent Water in the distance.
Skiddaw and Derwent Water from Glaramara.
The summit cairn on Besseyboot - Rosthwaite Fell.
Tarn at Leaves from Bessyboot. After Bessyboot we decended back down a ridge to The Comb and then headed back to Seatoller.