Allen Crags and Seathwaite Fell - 25/02/2016

Today me and Richard decided to get together with our friend Ian for a walk up to Allen Crags. We all met up in Keswick and drove to Seathwaite farm. Richard and I had decided to do a shorter morning walk, as we had to be back in Workington for the afternoon to pick up our rings, following our engagement two days before.

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

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