Glaramara Gear Giveaway - 29/08/2015

I drove to the Glaramara Centre to meet up with the rest of the group at 9.30am. We started our walk towards Stonethwaite campsite which brought back fond memories for me, as this was where I spent many family holidays camping with my parents and younger sister. From here we started our ascent up towards Bessyboot.

The group ascending Stanger Gill from Stonethwaite
Looking down to Borrowdale
Because of the recent rain we'd had, it was extremely slippery underfoot so we had to climb up with caution. The sun was also making an appearance so we had to remove layers before long.

After reaching the top of our ascent
Just before we arrived at Bessy Boot the heavens opened up and once we found a bit of shelter below the summit the full waterproofs had to go on. Once fully prepared for the wind and rain it was time to make a very quick move up to the summit. Apparently the summit of Bessy Boot is actually classed as Rosthwaite Fell but the highest point is further along the walk so this was our first Wainwright of the day. After a very wet run up and back down it was time to carry on past Tarn at Leaves until we eventually arrived at the official Rosthwaite Fell according to the OS map. Two of us decided to run up to the top so at least we knew we'd reached the highest point while the rest stayed down and started eating lunch.

Luckily it had finally stopped raining for our lunch stop, so as soon as we came back down to join the rest of the group we had a bite to eat ourselves. From here we carried on up Combe Door towards the summit of Glaramara, where we nearly got blown over by the strong winds. From Glaramara, we descended down via Combe Head and Raven Crag past Thornythwaite Fell to arrive back at the Glaramara Centre for about 4.30pm.

7 miles and 2600 feet of ascent

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