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Styhead Tarn and Seathwaite Fell
Introduction to Walk 1236

Photo from the walk - Styhead Tarn and Seathwaite Fell

Nat Park - Lake District - Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 1840 feet / 558 metres

Grade - moderate

Starting from Seathwaite, this Lake District walk first visits Styhead Tarn before continuing via Seathwaite Fell and Sprinkling Tarn back to the start. Despite the lack of high summits, this Lakeland walk passes through some spectacular scenery with grand views of Great Gable and Great End. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1114
Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Corridor Route
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 1306
Base Brown & Great Gable from Seathwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2046
Great End via the north west face from Seathwaite
Grade - very hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1826
Green Gable & Gillercomb Horseshoe from Seathwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1692
Great End & Glaramara from Seathwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.7 miles / 12.5 km
Walk 3130
Scafell Pike via Esk Hause from Seathwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 3096
Glaramara & Allen Crags from Seathwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.1 miles / 13.2 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1065
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Haystacks from Honister Pass
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1112
1.1 miles / 1.7 km away
Great Gable from Honister Pass
Grade - hard
Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
Walk 1245
1.2 miles / 1.9 km away
Castle Crag & Grange from Seatoller
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 1175
1.3 miles / 2.1 km away
A Combe Gill circuit from Seatoller
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 3328
2.0 miles / 3.1 km away
Eagle Crag & Seargeant's Crag from Stonethwaite
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 3133
2.0 miles / 3.1 km away
Ullscarf and Watendlath from Stonethwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1693
2.2 miles / 3.5 km away
Grange & Watendlath from Rosthwaite
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.6 miles / 12.4 km
Walk 1444
2.3 miles / 3.6 km away
Great Gable from Borrowdale Youth Hostel
Grade - hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1153
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Grade - hard
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1289
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
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 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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