Distance: 5.5 miles (8.5km)
Ascent: 887 metres
Start/finish: Seathwaite Farm, CA12 5XJ
Note: please park considerately and in the farmer’s field car park to avoid access issue for tractors and the emergency services.
Take the path to the R of the farm, across the footbridge and up the scrambly path to the L of Sourmilk Gill. Follow the path bearing L in Gillercomb and up to Green Gable at 801m. Continue south-west through Windy Gap to Great Gable at 899m (2.1 miles/3.4km). Turn L and follow the obvious path south-east and downhill to the path junction at Sty Head. Turn L and follow the bridleway down the valley, to the west of Styhead Tarn and down Styhead Gill, crossing on a footbridge and turning R over Greenhow Knott to Stockley Bridge over Grains Gill. Cross then turn L on the path and head north back to the start.
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