Glaramara is the evocatively named high point of the shoulder running between the valleys of Langstrath to the east and Seathwaite to the west. It’s most visible feature, seen from the Borrowdale road at the head of the valley, is the great hanging glacial basin known as The Combe. This route climbs the spur forming the right side of The Combe, Thornythwaite Fell, to reach the summit rocks before making steep descent by the side of Hind Gill to Seathwaite.
CLASSIFICATION: High Fell Walk (alt 783m)
LENGTH: 8.75 km
TIME: 3.5 hours
DIFFICULTY: Very difficult, gradual ascent (700m) with a short section of rocky scrambling to gain the summit (can be avoided), very steep descent
START & FINISH: Wise grassy verge beside the Thornythwaite track (250135) some 100m from Strands Bridge
MAPS: OS L90 or OL6 and OL4
HOSTELRIES: Honister’s Yew Tree cafe at Seatoller is the nearest