Parking Information for - Roadside Parking, Seathwaite, Borrowdale

Parking Details and Map
Nearest Post Code: CA12 5XJ
Grid Reference: NY 235 712
Notes: I guess its fair to say that Seathwaite is to Lakeland what Times Square is to New York. Set deep within the heart of Borrowdale, deep within the heart of the Lake District Seathwaite is the hub of Lakeland. Seathwaite is the starting point for many a walker heading for the highest ground in England including, during the Summer, when hundreds of 'Three Peakers' visit Scafell Pike. There is room for ample parking and its quite difficult to put a figure on how many cars and mini buses park in the valley at any one time which I estimate between thirty to fifty cars per day, the latter parked half way up a hedgerow! Up until Spring 2017 the Farmer would allow parking right up to the entrance to Seathwaite Farm but because of the many inconsiderate parkers the Farmer has now restricted this by leaving large boulders on either side of the lane for up to two hundred yards. If early you can still park close to the Seathwaite Farm and still enjoy a great day on the high fells but please be considerate to Seathwaite Farm by not blocking any access gates because I have seen pictures of vehicles being lifted away by a fork lift truck. During peak season such as Summer the Farmer opens up a field on the left hand side and charges £3.00 for all day parking. Not bad value considering the amount we all take away from a day on the fells. Off peak, Parking is free.


 

Walks starting from this parking place

The Esk Hause Fells from Seathwaite

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2nd Septembert 2017
ASCENT: 4,154 Feet - 1,266 Metres
MILES: 15
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Allen Crags - Great End - Esk Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Allen Crags - Calf Cove - Broad Crag - III Crag - Great End - Calf Cove - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Ore Gap - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Gill - Langstrath - Langstrath Beck - Tray Dub - Stonethwaite
 

Base Brown and The Gables from Seathwaite

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25th March 2017
ASCENT: 3,050 ft - 930 Metres
MILES: 6.1
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable
ROUTE: Seathwaite - Sourmilk Gill - Hanging Stone - Base Brown - Blackmoor Pols - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Green Gable - Westmoorland Cairn - Sty Head - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

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

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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
 

Base Brown to Fleetwith Pike via Great Gable

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20th July 2013
ASCENT: 3,700 Feet 1,127 Meters
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Base Brown – Green Gable – Great Gable – Brandreth – Grey Knotts – Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite Bridge – Seathwaite Farm – Sourmilk Gill – Gillercomb – Base Brown – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable Windy Gap – Green Gable – Gillercomb Head – Brandreth – Grey Knotts – Fleetwith Pike – Honister Mine – Honister Pass – Seatoller – Seathwaite Bridge
 

Great End to Scafell Pike via Skew Gill

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25th May 2013
ASCENT: 3,188 Feet, 972 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Great End – Scafell Pike – Seathwaite Fell
ROUTE: Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Styhead Gill – Styhead Tarn – Sty Head -Corridor Route – Skew Gill – The Band – Great End – Broad Crag – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Lingmell Col – Corridor Route – Styhead – Sprinkling Tarn – Seathwaite Fell – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite
 

A day in the clouds, Great End to Scafell Pike

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14th July 2012
ASCENT: 3,400 Feet, 1,035 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag & Scafell Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Grains Gill – Ruddy Gill – Esk Hause – Calf Cove – Great End – Ill Crag – Broad Crag – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Lingmell Col – Corridor Route – Skew Gill – Styhead Tarn – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite
 

Great End.. a slight return

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2nd January 2011
ASCENT: 3,280 Feet, 999,7 Mtrs
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4  Glaramara, Alan Crags, Great End & Seathwaite Fell
ROUTE:  
 

The Esk Hause Fells

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18th September 2010
ASCENT: 3,400 Ft 926 Mtrs (approx)
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Glaramara, Allen Crags, Esk Pike, Great End & Seathwaite Fell
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Skiddaw, Little Man & Lonscale Fell

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21st March 2010
ASCENT: 931 Mtrs  3,053 Ft
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3,  Skiddaw Little Man, Skiddaw & Lonscale Fell
ROUTE:  
 

 

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