We made our way from Seathwaite up towards Stockley Bridge. From here we walked up Grains Gill where eventually we crossed a footbridge. After crossing here, we dropped down towards the gill where Richard showed us a hidden little waterfall and pool. Richard had decided to ascend the upper reaches of Grains Gill instead of following the main path. This turned out to be an excellent decision as it's a good way of finding hidden gems. Inside the gill which was very deep, we saw what looked like a cave. This is something definitely worth exploring another day.
Eventually, we reached the summit of Allen Crags where we stopped for a break. We then continued around the upper reaches of Ruddy Gill. At this point, we separated from Ian as he continued towards Great End. Me and Richard were short on time, so we decided to make our way towards Sprinkling Tarn and Seathwaite Fell. After Seathwaite Fell, we continued along the path to join Styhead Gill towards Stockley Bridge and back to the car at Seathwaite Farm.
6.5 miles and 2600 feet of ascent
|Hidden pool where Ruddy Beck meets Grains Beck|
|The Gable's over Seathwaite Fell|
|Looking towards Great End from the upper reaches of Grains Gill|
|Looking towards the Easten and Central Fells with Glaramara (left)|
|Looking back towards Glaramara|
|Looking back towards the North Western Fells with Glaramara (right)|
|Looking towards Ill Crag and Great End from the summit of Allen Crags|
|Looking towards Great Gable over Sprinkling Tarn from the summit of Allen Crags|
|Sprinkling Tarn with Great Gable (left)|
|A distant Derwentwater from the (true) summit of Seathwaite Fell|
|Looking down towards Seathwaite from our descent of Styhead Gill|
|Plane flying over Seathwaite Fell|