Ultra Tour of Great Gable (29 miles) Lakeland 100 recce

The route starts in Bassenthwaite and heads up the Newlands valley to Dale Head Tarn via Little town.

From Dale Head Tarn the route swings sharp left then right across boggy ground before dropping steeply down a rocky path through the old Rigghead Quarries. At the bottom of the quarries bear right on the path coming from Castle Cragg and follow this until it drops into Seatoller.

Follow the road through Seatoller (ignore the road bearing right up the valley to Seathwaite) cross over the River Derwent and bear right on the path which takes you through Thorneythwaite, Seathwaite and up the valley to the Stockley Bridge.


From Stockley Bridge follow the path up towards Taylorgill Force then onwards to Styhead Pass following Styhead Gill.

From Styhead Pass the route drops steeply down towards Wasdale Head. Take time to stop and admire the views as the panoramic scenery is stunning!!

Bear right just prior to Wasdale Head and follow the Lakeland 100 route up Mosedale and onwards over Black Sail Pass and down into Ennerdale towards Black Sail Hut.

The route continues to follow the L100 route back to Braithaite via Scarth Gap, Buttermere, Sail Beck, Sail Pass, High Moss before dropping back down into Braithwaite. Route shown to me by @marko_richo

Posted in Trail Running Routes, asked by Stuart Percival, 5 years ago. 3183 hits.

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Min Elevation 97.4 m
Max Elevation 619.4 m
Total Elevation Gain 1993.4 m
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Total Distance 46450 m
Total Time 7h 48m 59s
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