Thursday 9th November 2006


Start Point : Seathwaite  (NY 235 121)


Distance : 7.5 miles          Height Ascended : 960 metres


Route Map


Looking up Sourmilk Gill waterfalls and the start of today's walk from Seathwaite


About halfway up the falls and a view down Borrowdale (still in early morning shadow)


Nearing the top of the falls……………………….


Following the well defined path up Gillercomb - Brandreth ahead


Raven Crag from the ascent up Gillercomb


Borrowdale and the view north from the summit of Base Brown - Dale Head to the left and Glaramara to the right




Bruce enjoying the sunshine on the summit of Base Brown


Looking back down to Base Brown on the ascent to Green Gable


A grandstand view from the summit of Green Gable


......and again looking across the summit cairn


The head of Ennerdale


Looking down Aaron Slack to Seathwaite Fell, Allen Crags, Styhead Tarn and Great End


Looking up Aaron Slack to the top of Windy Gap (yes it is that steep!)


Bruce waits patiently as usual


Styhead Tarn catching the light


Another view of Styhead Tarn with Base Brown behind in shadow


Great Gable and Green Gable from the route up to Sprinkling Tarn


Looking across Sprinkling Tarn to Allen Crags


A glimpse of Wasdale Head from Seathwaite Fell


Another view of Great Gable from one of the many unnamed pools on Seathwaite Fell


Looking north across Seathwaite Fell's summit cairn to the Northern Fells


Something has caught Bruce's attention


Panoramic view of Glaramara and Allen Crags from the summit of Seathwaite Fell – Esk Pike far right


Looking down Seathwaite Fell…….

………a distant glimpse of Derwent Water with Skiddaw and Blencathra behind on the skyline


Sprinkling Tarn

Allen Crags (l), Esk Pike (c) and the northern buttress of Great End just visible to the right


Looking down Ruddy Gill to the head of Borrowdale


Bruce’s attention caught by a shepherd’s whistles herding his sheep off the fells


Photo stop on the drive home alongside Derwent Water for this view of Skiddaw and accompanying fells