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Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow.

Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow.


Postby A Drunken Taffer » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:01 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Buckbarrow, Middle Fell, Seatallan

Hewitts included on this walk: Seatallan

Date walked: 22/10/2015

Time taken: 4

Distance: 8.5 km

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Set off just after lunch and arrived at Wast water at about 1300. Parked next to the houses in Greendale, and started the ascent on the path adjacent to Greendale Gill. Wandered up the path until just before Greendale Tarn, where I turned right and headed straight up Middle Fell. Weather was clear, but very windy on the tops!

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From the summit of Middle Fell I rejoined the path and followed it down to the other side of Greendale Tarn. From here I followed the path straight up Seatallen and after a long slog reached the Trig point and summit shelter. I stopped here for a while and took in the views toward Scafell Pike and Scafell, as well as out toward the sea. Outstanding.

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I then followed the hill down to Buckbarrow, before contouring down the hill through the ferns and back to the path I started on.

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Nice walk in the Wast Water area, and three more Wainwrights boxed off! :D :D
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Re: Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow.

Postby The English Alpinist » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:53 am

Very interesting, thanks for posting. I'm starting on all the Wainwrights this weekend, and was wondering what this section would be like when I came to it, with quality of paths and ease of access etc. Good to know there's a trig point and shelter there in case I'm in bad weather! I'll be starting earlier in the day than you and hoping to go to Haycock from there.
Stunning picture of the Scafells. You can see just why there's no direct route between them!
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Re: Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow.

Postby A Drunken Taffer » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:23 pm

Hi,

There are definitely easy paths to follow. Some of them are not actually on the map. IE up the side of Seatallen, but they certainly are there! Good luck with your Wainwright bagging, i'm sure you will be as addicted as us all soon!
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Re: Middle Fell, Seatallan and Buckbarrow.

Postby ChrisW » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:13 pm

God stuff ADT, is that a pair of saddlebags on your doggie at the summit of is it his ears flapping as he runs toward you, either way it's a lovely pic :D
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