Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell

Dog-friendly circular walk passing by the three Wainwrights summits of Buckbarrow, Seatallan and Middle Fell.

Technical sheet No. 30748235

A Wasdale walk posted on 14/02/23 by Our Lake District Escapades. Last update : 15/03/23
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h35[?]
Distance Distance : 5.57 mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2,306 ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 2,297 ft
Highest point Highest point : 2,254 ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 246 ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Lake District
Location Location : Wasdale
Starting point Starting point : N 54.438571° / W 3.320471°
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Start: Small (only space for 2 cars) before Roan Wood Cottage, Seascale (CA20 1EU) Grid ref. NY 144 055

(D/A) If parked before Roan Wood Cottage, take left on the main road to find a small path on your left going up across field. If parked after Roan Wood Cottage, take right on the main road to cross the Greendale Gill, continue straight until seeing a path on your right going up.

(1) Continue on this path going up North-East following Greendale Gill. __Be careful the path is not really visible.

(2) After around 1.1 Km, __the path will slightly turn left around Tongues Gills to arrive at the summit of Buckbarrow after 700 m or so.

(3) From Buckbarrow, go left (North-West) across field to go in the direction of Buck Stone and Cat Bields. This path is wide and very visible.

(4) At Cat Bields, take right (North-East) in the direction of Seatallan. Continue on this large path up to the summit and cairn (around 1.7 Km).

(5) From the summit of Seatallan, go right (East) to go down in the direction of Middle Fell, seeing Greendale Tarn on your right. The descent between Seatallan and Middle Fell is very steep. Continue on this path until arriving at the top of Middle Fell summit.

(6) From Middle Fell summit, continue straight to go down (South) then (South-West) until reaching the main concrete road after 1.9 Km or so. Then go left or right depending where you parked. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 262 ft - Car park (after the cottage)
1 : mi 0.26 - alt. 253 ft - Path junction
2 : mi 0.98 - alt. 1,132 ft - Tongues Gills
3 : mi 1.41 - alt. 1,352 ft - Buckbarrow summit
4 : mi 2.02 - alt. 1,686 ft - right on Cat Bields
5 : mi 3.07 - alt. 2,238 ft - Seatallan summit
6 : mi 4.27 - alt. 1,867 ft - Middle Fell summit
D/A : mi 5.57 - alt. 262 ft - Car park (after the cottage)

Useful Information

Start: Small (only space for 2 cars) before Roan Wood Cottage, Seascale (CA20 1EU) Grid ref. NY 144 055

Car park:There are two car parks: One small (only space for 2 cars) before Roan Wood Cottage Seascale CA20 1EU and one bigger after the cottage.

Terrain: Moderate mountain tracks

Dog friendly: Yes, some sheep in the fields. Dog must be on lead when crossing fields with livestock.

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