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Name:Rosthwaite Fell [Rosthwaite Cam]
Hill number:2453
Height:612m / 2008ft
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, Birkett, Synge, Subsimm, Buxton & Lewis
(N,B,Sy,sSim,BL)
Grid ref:NY 25586 11828
Summit feature:rock tor
Drop:24m
Col:588m  NY257116  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL4S
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 488 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Nuttalls route on a sunny but windy dayGary Heath14/09/2019
Very windy at this point but managed to scramble onto rocky top.Peak Rambler09/09/2019
From Seatoller carpark with Hiking Manchester. Scramble ascent via Aaron Crags: Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright Top), Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack), Esk Pike, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara (all tops)Comb Head, Comb Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Cam, Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot). Lovely spring day, perfect clear conditions.Lazylizzie12/05/2019
Parked in CP in Seatoller at 24550 13809, back along road to bridge, up track then path to Thornythwaite Fell and continued a circuit of Coombe Head, Coombe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Fell and Bessyboot before a steep descent.clivevilla24/04/2019
Did this for fun when bagging simms cos it looked like a good scramble up to the top.axoree24/03/2019
Thornythwaite Fell NNE Top > Thornythwaite Fell > Glaramara North Top > Glaramara > Combe Head > Combe Door Top > Combe Gill Top > Dovenest Top (Dovenest Crag) > Rosthwaite Fell (Rosthwaite Cam) > Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot from GR: NY 24943 13489ronaldo33301/12/2018
From Bessyboot, on to Dovenest Top.Wycombe Wanderer27/10/2018
Fourth ascentthenomad12/06/2018
third ascentthenomad11/06/2018
from Seatoller with Marin and Frank on a very warm day, High House tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top,Dovenest Top and Rosthwaite FelLou19/05/2018
From Seatoller with Martin and Lindsay on a warm sunny day taking in Allen Crags High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara, Combe Head, Combe Door Top,Dovenest Top and Rosthwaite Fell.knarf19/05/2018
Parked in Stonethwaite then followed path up Combe Gill to Tarn at Leaves, Rosthwaite Fell, Rosthwaite Cam, Stanger Gill. Sunny with more excellent views.Fell_wanderer16/05/2018
CBHLittledave23/03/2018
From Thornythwaite with FR in soft snow. Thornythwaite Fell, Combe Door, Dove nest top,Rosthwaite Fell,Bessy boot.Bheinn07/02/2018
With NB from Thorneythwaite Farm CP circuit of Coomb Door and Bessyboot. Sunny cold and snow underfoot.Frank07/02/2018
Solo. On way down from Glaramara to Bessyboot. Ice and snow.Dangerous Dave09/12/2017
3 of 6 today. Dont think I've ever had a bad day in the lakes until now terrible weather all day and the drive up took 4 hours compared to the usual 2. Never mind there's always next timeThe-Z-Man06/11/2017
From Mountain View along the ridge from Rosthwaite fell to Allen Crags.Mild in the valley blowing a hooly on the ridge and the clag was down making spotting the birketts amonst all the outcrops a bit tricky.jocks127/09/2017
25km circuit from Seathwaite Fell to Scafell Pike and back via Glaramara ridge to BessybootMrD09/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog23/07/2017
From Black Moss Pot and down to Tarn at Leaves and Rosthwaite.Eddie20/06/2017
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
Solodentalchimp01/05/2017
Bob & DukeDukeNukem28/03/2017
my final new top of the day with Andy before going on to bessybootcolinfielding27/03/2017
Great scramble upto the summit. Great views all round. With Colin.bevandy11427/03/2017
2 of 5 on a short round from Borrowdale hostel (home for the week). Pleasant walk across from Bessyboots. On to Dovenest Top.jonglew07/03/2017
SRFrank13/11/2016
Glaramara Birketts from SeatollerAjm031003/10/2016
From Stonethwaite via Langstrath & up R/H side of Cam Crag, via. Dovenest Top, and onto Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)Westdenewalker15/09/2016
One of the best summits in the Lakes. With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave27/08/2016
cjchrisj196501/08/2016
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
Parked at Stonethwaite, through Chapel Farm and up Combe Gill, Bessyboot, Rosthwaite Fell, Dovenest Top, Combe Door, Combe Head, Glaramara, Looking Steads and back down over Thornythwaite Fell.Chipstertrain23/04/2016
Solo as part of Langstrath horseshoeAimless Rambler01/10/2015
Solo - A long day from Stonethwaite to Bessyboot-Roshthwaite Fell - Glaramara - Allen CragsShutterlag05/08/2015
With Dave from Borrowdale Hostel, doing Bessyboot and all Nuttalls on the Rosthwaite Fellsstevem7626/06/2015
With Hilary en route to wild campAimless Rambler24/06/2015
The Nuttall book says you finish this walk with a treat and they are not joking. You get a little scramble to get to the very top. I think I've even enough energy left to go up Bessyboot.Father Ted16/06/2015
Belles Knott, Sergeant Man, High Raise, Tongue Head, Allen Crags, Red Beck Top, Glaramara, Combe Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Fell, Bessyboot.keithouk10/05/2015
With Dave; left one car at Seathwaite Farm, drove in other car to Stonethwaite. Walked up pitched path beside Stanger Gill to Bessyboot, then to Rothswaite Cam, then up Glaramara. Intermittent rain, wind increasing to gale force. Came down rough path from Combe Head beside Hind Gill to Seathwaite.Skip26/01/2015
walked over on the way to bessybootbardolph28/10/2014
Loop from Seathwaite: up to Esk Hause and along the ridge from Allen Crags to Rosthwaite Fell. The last 4 tops were new to me and well worth an explore. Brilliant day with clear views in all directions.ruthatlast14/10/2014
Parked on the grass verge in the lane heading to Thorneythwaite Farm parking NOW £3 in an honesty box all I had in loose change was 60p!!! > Tarn at Leaves > Great Hollow > Dovenest Top [Dovenest Crag][Stonethwaite Fell] > ROSTHWAITE FELL [ROSTHWAITE CAM] unmarked rockey outcrop > Tarn at Leaves > Rosthwaite Fell - Bessyboot > back to the carTony Hartry II04/09/2014
During week at Martin's house in Keswick with Lesley. Repeating Wainwrights.Chris Pearson14/08/2014
popped up here before Bessyboot(Wainwright summit)bones08/08/2014
Borrowdale YHA - Seathwaite Fell - Great End - Allen Crags - Glaramara - ROSTHWAITE FELL - Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot)- Borrowdale YHAeviljeff924/07/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave11/07/2014
From Seatollerrb15/06/2014
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