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Great End via the north west face from Seathwaite
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Photo from the walk - Great End via the north west face from Seathwaite

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - John Paterson

Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Ascent - 2650 feet / 803 metres

Time - 6 hours 10 minutes

Grade - very hard

A challenging Lake District walk and scramble in upper Borrowdale. Great End is usually climbed as a diversion en-route to Scafell Pike by walkers starting from Langdale or Seathwaite. It is, however, an impressive mountain and this route, which has a real mountaineering feel to it, is well worth doing when time does not allow an attempt on England's highest peak. This is a serious route and should not be attempted by inexperienced walkers. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Great End. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Great End & Glaramara from Seathwaite
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Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
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Glaramara & Allen Crags from Seathwaite
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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.

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