Glaramara | Rosthwaite Fell  
Date: 28th September 2019 Distance: 13.7km (8.51 Miles) Parking: NT Car Park Seatoller
Start Location: Seatoller Ascent (m/ft): 811m (2661ft) Weather:

Cloudy, Partial Sun

Time Started: 09:20 Highest Point: Glaramara (783m/2569ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 8 Hours 10 Minutes        
Route: Seatoller - Folly Bridge - Strangs Bridge - Combe Gill - Thornythwaite Fell (574m/1883ft) - Combe Head (735m/2411ft) - Glaramara (783m/2569ft) - Combe Door - Dovenest Top (632m/2073ft) - Great Hollow - Rosthwaite Cam (612m/2008ft) - Tarn at Leaves - Bessyboot (551m/1808ft) - Rottenstone Gill - The Combe - Seatoller

Rosthwaite Fell and Glaramara are the two Wainwrights on todays walk with several other Birketts taken in along the route too. I had never been up the ridge over Thornythwaite Fell before so half of the route was new to me and the Combe was stunning.


The ridge of Thornythwaite Fell on the right (used in the ascent) and the Rosthwaite Fell ridge in the centre. The high peak you can see I think is Rosthwaite Cam.

Stunning waterfalls on the ascent.


Heading up towards The Combe.


The view back down so far is spectacular!

Sunshine in The Combe with Combe Head towering above.

A view across to Fleetwith Pike and Dale Head (in the cloud).

Beautiful Borrowdale.

Rosthwaite Fell.

The Combe.

The stunning view from the path up Thornythwaite Fell.


Rosthwaite Cam and Dovenest Top where I will be on the path down.


Thornythwaite Fell summit.

Sunshine on Fleetwith Pike.

Thornythwaite Fell and Borrowdale.


The summit cairn on Combe Head.

The ridge down to Thornythwaite Fell.

And the other ridge north over to Rosthwaite Fell.


The Combe.


Zooming in on Dovenest Top.

Rosthwaite Cam - far more spectacular up close...

Looking south towards the Langdale Pikes.

Glaramara ahead.

A short scramble upwards.

Glaramara summit cairn.

Dramatic Clouds just off the summit.


Sunshine on the Langdale Pikes.


Heading to the northern ridge with a view to Ullscarf and Helvellyn.

The summit of Dovenest Top looking towards Fleetwith Pike and Dale Head.


Rosthwaite Cam ahead.

The view to Rosthwaite Fell from Rosthwaite Cam.

Rosthwaite Cam.

The top of Rosthwaite Cam.



Rosthwaite Fell ahead.

Down at Tarn at Leaves with Bessyboot (Rosthwaite Fell) to the left.

Rosthwaite Fell.

Tarn at Leaves.

A stunning view across to Fleetwith Pike and High Crag over Buttermere.

The summit cairn on Rosthwaite Fell.

North over the cairn to Skiddaw.


Tarn at Leaves on the way down.


Following a faint path to descend down into Borrowdale.