Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)

Height: 1,771 Feet - 540 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 258 124
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Rosthwaite Fell, shadowing the level strath of the Stonethwaite valley, is really the extremities of the Scafells (although seldom recognised as such) and a strong walker may start from the green pastures here and make a fine high level walk over the fell and the adjacent Glaramara to the summit of Scafell Pike, few do this.


Map and Photo Gallery


Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) from Lingy End (Great Crag)

The view over Stonthwaite and Borrowdale from the ascent of Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) via Big Stranger Gill.

Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) seen over Tarn at Leaves.


There are 2 walks to choose from including Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 18 A milstone on the Glaramara Circuit

View this walk

18th June 2016
ASCENT: 3,645 Feet - 1,112 Meters
MILES: 12.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) - Glaramara - Allen Crags - Great End - Seathwaite Fell
ROUTE: Seathwaite Bridge - Strands Bridge - Combe Gill - Tarn at Leaves - Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) - Combe Head - Glaramara - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Great End - Calf Cove - Sprinkling Tarn - Seathwaite Fell - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite Farm - Seathwaite - Seathwaite Bridge

Rosthwaite Fell From Stonethwaite - Fleetwith Pike From Honister Slate Mine

View this walk

15th September 2011

ASCENT: 1,771 Feet, 540 Meters / 1,200 Feet, 367 Meters
MILES: 2.8 / 3

2, Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) - Fleetwith Pike


Back to top