Bessyboot and Glaramara

One of those recommended in Mark Richards’ ‘Great Mountain Days in the Lake District’, this outing began from Stonethwaite, went up from there near Little Stanger Gill to Bessyboot, and then on via the environs of Rosthwaite Cam and Combe Head to Glaramara north and south summits. Then down via Thornythwaite Fell to the main road, and so back shortly thereafter to Stonethwaite once again. The top of the Little Stanger Gill section in particular provided fine views down Stonewthaite to the north, and the panoramas from the Glaramara summits of the fells to the south and west, and, on the descent to Thornythwaite, of Borrowdale to the north and back up The Combe, were especially fine. Because of the very hot weather, I decided not to bother with visiting Rosthwaite Cam and Combe Head summits, but would definitely do so on another, cooler occasion, for the great views there must be from them down into The Combe. A walk that definitely lives up to Mark Richards’ appellation!
(Highest point: 783 m/2569 ft. Distance: 6.57 miles/10.6 km. Ascent: 2661 ft./811 m.)

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