A walk into a wonderfully wild mountain world passing one of Lakeland’s most spectacular waterfalls and two of its most sublime mountain tarns. There is a short scrambly section to pass the waterfall but the rest of the route is over much travelled stony paths. Leave Seathwaite and ascend to Styhead Tarn to climb once again to pass Sprinkling Tarn. Beyond the tarn fork left, under the shadow of Great End, and make descent by Grains Gill before crossing Stockley Bridge to return along the track to Seathwaite.
CLASSIFICATION: Intermeadiate Fell Walk (alt 630m)
TIME: 3.5 hours
DIFFICULTY: Difficult with a short section of rocky scrambling to pass the waterfall but otherwise on straightforward paths (500m) of ascent
START & FINISH: The head of the Seathwaite Valley, by the side of the road beneath the farm – don’t block any field entrances or the road (237 123)
MAPS: OS L90 or OL6 and OL4
HOSTELRIES: Honister’s Yew Tree cafe is the nearest