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A Combe Gill circuit from Seatoller
Introduction to Walk 1175

Photo from the walk - A Combe Gill circuit from Seatoller

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Ascent - 2200 feet / 667 metres

Grade - moderate

Rosthwaite Fell is the main focus of this Lake District walk from Seatoller in Borrowdale. Using less frequented paths, the route crosses the slopes of Bessyboot and visits dramatic Coombe Door below the summit of Glaramara. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Rosthwaite Fell. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start

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Castle Crag & Grange from Seatoller
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
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0.8 miles / 1.2 km away
Eagle Crag & Seargeant's Crag from Stonethwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3133
0.8 miles / 1.2 km away
Ullscarf and Watendlath from Stonethwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1693
0.9 miles / 1.4 km away
Grange & Watendlath from Rosthwaite
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.6 miles / 12.4 km
Walk 1444
1.0 miles / 1.6 km away
Great Gable from Borrowdale Youth Hostel
Grade - hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1114
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Corridor Route
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1236
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Styhead Tarn and Seathwaite Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1306
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Base Brown & Great Gable from Seathwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2046
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Great End via the north west face from Seathwaite
Grade - very hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1826
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
Green Gable & Gillercomb Horseshoe from Seathwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 3: West LakelandThis guidebook contains 50 short half to full-day walks in the western Lake District. Walking areas include Duddon Valley and the Coast, Eskdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale, Lorton Vale, Buttermere and the north-west lakes. Part of a three-volume series focusing on low-level walks (with the occasional peak) between 4 and 8 miles, graded for difficulty.
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