Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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5-7h
Distance
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14.2 km
Elevation
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943 m
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Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk

The Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk is a rugged adventure that will take you through some barren terrain for breathtaking views of the Lake District. While out on the trail, you will traverse each of these three summits and gain a wonderful sightline overlooking Wast Water and Scafell Pike off in the distance to the east. Make sure to finish this demanding trail with some post-walk refreshments at The Strand or Screes Inn in Nether Wasdale.

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Route Description for Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk

The Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk follows a rough and rugged Lake District route that is popular as a means to catch dome scenic views of Wast Water and the imposing fells that can be found just beyond it to the east. The trail sets out from The Sawmill Wasdale and crosses the open farmland to the northeast before beginning the steep climb up to the summit of Middle Fell. Here, you will enjoy some beautiful views overlooking Wast Water, as you continue around the loop to the back of Seatallan. Here, you will make the steep ascent of this rugged peak and receive breathtaking views of the surrounding fells, including Scafell Pike to the East. From here, you will make your way down the front side of the fell and traverse the barren landscape on the way to Buckbarrow Fell. After enjoying some final views over the valley from the escarpment, make your way down the hillside to pass through Nether Wasdale on the return to the trailhead where you began your adventure.

Getting to the Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk Trailhead

To reach the car park for the Middle Fell, Seatallan, and Buckbarrow Walk from The Old Post Office Campsite in Santon Bridge, drive north for 3.1 km, and you will find the car park on the left.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Church Stile Farm and Holiday Park

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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