Seathwaite Fell

Seathwaite Fell

Southern Lake District

Route: Seathwaite Fell

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 30th September 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 6.2 miles

Weather: Mainly cloudy with a couple of showers and bright intervals

I parked just before the small settlement of Seathwaite, which has an unenviable reputation for having the heaviest rainfall in the country. True to form, there were a few spits and spots of rain as I set off but luckily these didn’t turn into heavy rain, though there were plenty of dark clouds about during the walk

Having walked through Seathwaite, I crossed over Stockley Bridge and followed the well used path for a short distance before heading up the slopes of Seathwaite Fell along a very faint path beside a small stream. The path became steeper as I gained height but there were no difficulties and I was soon at the summit cairn (which isn’t at the highest point of the fell)

I made my way across the top of the fell to Sprinkling Tarn, accredited as the source of the River Derwent, and set in dramatic surroundings, then picked up the Grains Gill path to descend back down to the valley. The views ahead were wonderful all the way back to the start of the walk

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