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Name:Seathwaite Fell South Top
Hill number:2448
Height:631m / 2070ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Nuttall, Synge, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge
(N,Sy,BL,Bg)
Grid ref:NY 22778 09415
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:17m
Col:614m  NY227095  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S OL6N
Observations:several rocks to S are slightly lower
Survey:Abney level
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From Seathwaite, took the faint path by Aaron Crags and visited all 5 tops. Took path from here to Sty Head and path past the tarn to Stockdale Bridge and back to SeathwaiteWayne Mac18/01/2020
Nuttalls route on a sunny but windy dayGary Heath14/09/2019
Lakes Seatoller trip day 2gavopeo02/07/2019
Last of the day although I didn't know it at the time. I was going to carry onto Great End but the mist came down heavy, really really heavy by the time I got to Sparkling Tarn. So turned back. Wise move as the rain came lashing down soon after.Altheus25/05/2019
With JGCW21/05/2019
13.8 miles, 4551ft Great Gable and Kirk Fell walk.stephenbuda15/05/2019
Good Friday circuit of Borrowdale Fells from Seathwaite, though had to park courteously over a half-mile before due to so many other visitors, even at 09:30! Styhead Path onto Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright) via Aaron Crags. Then on to Seathwaite Fell - Great Slack and South Top. From Sprinkling Tarn up on to Great End via Esk Hause, then on to Esk Pike. Next on to Allen Crags, then the long walk over High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top and Looking Steads to reach Glaramara. Finally, descended via Thornythwaite Fell and walked back round via Seatoller. Magnificent hike and sunny throughout - Great End was the only one of the five Wainwrights I'd previously climbed.mavero1019/04/2019
Seathwaite > Seathwaite Fell(wainwright top) > Seathwaite fell > Seathwaite Fell (South top) > Corridor Route > Round How > Lambfoot Dub > Great End > Seathwaite Just me and H, stunning day, couldn't ask for better.johnkaysleftleg10/04/2019
From Middleboot Knotts. Love the secluded tarn. On to Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack).Wycombe Wanderer27/10/2018
Wainwright bagging day finishing off first roundjmistry8619/10/2018
Seathwaite -> Base Brown -> Green Gable -> Great Gable -> Sprinkling Tarn -> Seathwaite Fell -> Seathwaitebriandiggle15/10/2018
Seathwaite, Glaramara, SH721, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Great End, Lingmell Crag, Seathwaite Fell, Seathwaite.PGCE01/10/2018
From Seatoller- up via Styhead Tarn and down via Grains Gillnosdrahcir13/05/2018
Parked at Seatoller NT car park, Borrowdale Yews, Sour Milk Gill, Hanging Stone, Base Brown, Styhead Tarn, Seathwaite Fell, Sprinkling Tarn, Esk Hause, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Thornythwaite Fell, Thornythwaite. Mostly sunny all day with snow still on the highest summits - close to perfect hiking conditions.Fell_wanderer05/04/2018
Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright summit) > Seathwaite Fell North Top > Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack) > Seathwaite Fell South Top from GR: NY 23511 12218ronaldo33304/02/2018
Checkpoint on 2017 LDMTGeoff Briggs10/09/2017
25km circuit from Seathwaite Fell to Scafell Pike and back via Glaramara ridge to BessybootMrD09/08/2017
As part of Seathwaite Fell ascent.Nick18/06/2017
Weather forecast good and did not disappoint. Parked at Stonethwaite and went up onto Bessyboot and along the Glaramara range. Skirted round Allen Crags and along the Seathwaite Fell tops. 12 tops 7 1/2 hours. More ascent than I anticipated but hey ho no pain no gain.Mark T28/05/2017
Climbed from Seathwaite via Aaron Crags.Wheelsy24/10/2016
Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Seathwaite Fell, Wasdale.John Eley05/08/2016
Parked just before Seathwaite Farm, Stockley Bridge, up Sty Head path to the Intake wall and straight up the gully (Wainwrights route A), Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright summit), Seathwaite Fell [Great Slack - Seathwaite Fell], Seathwaite Fell South Top and back down via Sprinkling Tarn, Styhead Tarn & Gill back to car.Chipstertrain23/07/2016
With Holly, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave17/07/2016
SR, PS, DM, KB.Frank16/07/2016
bessyboot, glaramara, allen crags, seathwaite fell, base brown, green gable, brandreth, grey knotts, fleetwith pike and all tops in between from seatoller cp.robertphillips17/06/2016
Solo Ascent - A cool day, cold on the tops. From Seathwaite Farm - Seathwaite Fell - Great Slack and on to Seatheaite South TopShutterlag25/05/2016
Synge 11 Wet and windy On my owndarren-synges 21/05/2016
on my owndarren-64621/05/2016
Base Brown, Green Gable, Great Gable, Seathwaite Fell South Top, Great Slack, Seathwaite Fellkeithouk27/03/2016
On ascent from Wasdale, clear conditions and good views of Great End, the Gables and a hint of the Scafells, and Derwentwater to the north. Not sure why Wainwright didn't make this his summit on Seathwaite Fellknavesandblades21/03/2016
Returning to Borrowdale from Lingmell, first of three similar summits.Aye Jimmy23/08/2015
Circular walk with Smoky, Ella and Leo. Seathwaite Farm, Taylorgill Force, Corridor Route, Broad Crag col, Great End, Esk Hause, Seathwaite Fell (Birkett and Wainwright tops), Stockley Bridge. Cloudbase below the summits, pleasant weather but cool in the clag,Skip27/06/2015
I was doing the walk from the Nuttall book which gives a huge eleven peaks in a day. This was the second of them, or even the third if you include the Wainwright top too. Lovely day for walking.Father Ted16/06/2015
Ascent from Sprinkling tarnThe Playful Pig21/09/2014
During week at Martin's house in Keswick with LesleyChris Pearson13/08/2014
Walked over on the way to the north summitbardolph25/06/2014
Staying in yurts, with some of the umbrella club , climbed seathwaite fell and kayaked on deferment water!Joel45122/06/2014
Seathwaite- Sour milk gill- Hanging stone- Base Brown, Green Gable- Windy gap- Aaron Slack- Sty Head tarn- Sprinkling tarn- Seathwaite Fell- Sprinkling tarn- Grains gill- Stockley Bride- Seathwaite. Walked alone, 4:45 hours. Hot, cloudy on green gable, clear else where.Daisy Dee01/06/2014
13 tops in a day without too much exersion, 11 are Nuttals and the other 2 are Wainwrights - where else can you do that? Seathwaite, Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright) (leave the Sty Head path 300m after the waterfall plantation up a grassy break between the rocks) Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack), Seathwaite Fell (South Top), the beguiling Sprinkling Tarn, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Roshthwaite Fell, Rossthwaite Fell (Bessyboot).ijpowell30/05/2014
From Seathwaite Farm - Base Brown - Green Gable - Great Gable - Styhead Tarn - Sprinkling Tarn - Seathwaite Fell South Top - Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack) - Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright Summit). Descended to Styhead Gill then returned via Stockley Bridge.david23020106/05/2014
With CPgarth8730/03/2014
On CUHWC Seathwaite trip in wet and windy weather with Vicky, Paul C, Paul F, Stuart, Sophie, Chris B. Up via Grains Gill, down via Taylor Gill, avoiding a direct ascent or descent of this tricky fell. Accidentally bagged one Nuttall on the way out and another on the way back!Mark Jackson08/01/2014
RHW14/09/2013
1st of 11 tops from Seathwaite on a warm dry day with Paul and Tony giving Scafell pike a miss on a busy day for walkers taking in Broad and Ill crags and many otherscolinfielding20/07/2013
Done solo as a general exploration of every peak and knoll on the hill. Lots of tarns - which means bogs and flies made it interesting. This is peak is too easily passed and a good one for kids to learn on.Aimless Rambler12/07/2013
Solo walk from Seathwaite up via Styhead Gill to both Nuttall tops and the Wainwright top then back down Grains Gill. Glorious sunny day.Glenelg11/07/2013
Up from the ODG via Rossett Gill to Esk Pike, Great End, Blunt Top, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Lingmell, Middleboot Knotts, Seathwaite Fell S Top and Great Slack then down to Rossthwaite.nosdrahcir29/06/2013
From SeathwaiteAnduril09/06/2013
With Clare, Alvin, Ian, Keith, Mick, Peter & Phil from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club whilst taking part in the Wateraid 200 challenge from Allen Crags.alwaysinshorts08/06/2013
Circuit from Seathwaite of Seathwaite Fell, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Fell in glorious June weather.lenman01/06/2013