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Styhead Pass

 


It's difficult to remember for certain, but I'm sure Sty Head was the first of the Lakeland Passes I ever walked on. That's walked on, not walked over. It was part of a route onto Great Gable and this walk was probably the first ascent of that as well. Once I reached the top of the pass I was taken aback when I realised just how close Wasdale and Borrowdale actually are to each other. The following weekend I returned and walked right over from one side to the other which is more enjoyable and not much slower than the driving all the way around.

At some point in the past it was proposed that a motor road should be built over the pass. Thankfully the idea was scrapped and the area remains car park and ice cream van free.


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25th July 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 64
  Broadcrag Tarn to Dry Tarn 11.7 mile 5000 ft
Bracken Close - Lingmel Gill - Brown Tongue - Mickledore Ridge - Broadcrag Tarn - Scafell Pike - (just above) Lingmell Col - Middleboot Knotts Tarn - Round How - Lambfoot Dub - Great End - Upper Esk Hause - Sprinkling Tarn - Sprinkling Crag Tarn - Seathwaite Fell Tarns - Styhead Tarn - Sty Head - Dry Tarn - Sty Head - Styhead Pass - Wasdale Head - Road to Bracken Close
 

9th May 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 44
  From Tarn at Leaves to Styhead Tarn 11.6 mile 3600 ft
Seatoller - Strands Bridge - Combe Gill - Tarn at Leaves - Rosthwaite Fell - Combe Door - Combe Head - Glaramara - Lincom Tarns - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Lower Esk Hause - Sprinkling Tarn - Sprinkling Crag Tarn - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Pass - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite - Seatoller
 

3rd May 2014
  Scafell Pike from Dunmail Raise 16.8 mile 5800 ft
Dunmail Raise - Steel Fell - Steelfell Tarn - Calf Crag - Brownrigg Tarn - Codale Head - Sergeant Man - Thunacar Knott - Pavey Ark - Harrison Stickle - Pike O'Stickle - Martcrag Moor - Stake Pass - Rosset Pike - Angle Tarn - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Great End - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Styhead - Styhead Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

12th July 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 19 - Rossett Pass and Stake Pass 17.9 mile 5500 ft
Wasdale Head - Styhead Pass - Sprinkling Tarn - Rossett Pass - Mickelden - Stake Pass - Langstrath - Stonethwaite - Seathwaite - Styhead Pass - Wasdale Head
 

5th May 2012
  Walking the Lakeland Passes - Walk 12 - Black Sail Pass, Scarth Gap, Honister Pass and Styhead Pass 15.5 mile 4600 ft
Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Black Sail Hut - Scarth Gap - Gatesgarth - Honister Pass - Seatoller - Seathwaite - Styhead Pass - Wasdale Head
 

28th January 2012
  Great End, Scafell Pike, Corridor Route and Styhead Pass 10 mile 3300 ft
Seathwaite - Stockley Bridge - Grains Gill - Ruddy Gill - Esk Hause - Calf Cove - Great End - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Pass - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

18th May 2011
  An evening walk up to Styhead and back 4.9 mile 1500 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite - Styhead Pass - Sty Head - and back
 

25th October 2010
  Half a sunny afternoon on Great Gable 5.7 mile 2700 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite Farm - Gavel Neese - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - Styhead Pass - Burnthwaite Farm - Wasdale Head
 

29th March 2009
  Seathwaite Fell to Bessyboot 10.9 mile 3600 ft
Seathwaite - Stockley Bridge - Styhead Pass - Seathwaite Fell - Sprinkling Tarn - Allen Crags - High House Tarn - Lincomb Tarns - Glaramara - Combe Head - Combe Door - ridge to Tarn at Leaves - Bessyboot - Combe Gill - Nr Thornythwaite Farm - Seathwaite
 

18th March 2009
  A sunny afternoon on Great Gable 7.3 mile 2900 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite - Sty Head - Great Gable - Windy Gap - Aaron Slack - Patterson's Fold - Styhead Tarn - Spouthead Gill - Lingmell Beck - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head
 

3rd November 2007
  Glaramara, Allan Crags and tarns, tarns, tarns 9 mile 2900 ft
Seathwaite - Black Sike - Thornythwaite Fell - Combe Head - Glaramara - Lincomb Tarns - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Sprinkling Tarn - Styhead Tarn - Sty Head Pass - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

24th October 2007
  A great afternoon on Great Gable 6.3 mile 2909 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite - Gavel Neese - Beck Head - Great Gable - Styhead - Styhead Pass - Burnthwaite - Wasdale Head
 

26th November 2006
  Glaramara to Seathwaite Fell 6.8 mile 2900 ft
Seathwaite - Hind Gill - Glaramara - Lincomb Tarn - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Sprinkling Tarn - Seathwaite Fell - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

12th November 2006
  Remembrance day on Great Gable 6.1 mile 3045 ft
Seathwaite - Sourmilk Gill - Base Brown - Blackmoor Pols - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Great Gable - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Pass - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite
 

15th September 2006
  Beck Head, Great Gable and Sty Head from Wasdale Head. 6 mile 2904 ft
Wasdale Head - Burnthwaite - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head - Sty Head Pass - Wasdale Head
 

4th February 2006
  Looking for cloud inversions on Scafell Pike. 10.5 mile 3700 ft
Seathwaite - Grains Gill - Esk Hause - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Corridor Route - Styhead Tarn - Seathwaite
 

31st December 2005
  Rain, rain and more rain - the final walk of 2005 Kirk Fell and Great Gable 7.75 mile 3320 ft
Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Kirk Fell - Beck Head - Great Gable - Sty Head Pass - Wasdale Head
 

19th February 2005
  Bessyboot to Seathwaite Fell. 11.2 mile 3501 ft
Seatoller - Tarn at Leaves - Bessyboot - Dovenest Crag - Glaramara - Lincomb Tarns - High House Tarn - Allen Crags - Sprinkling Tarn - Seathwaite Fell - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Pass - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite - Seatoller
 

31st August 2004
  Four big ones and two tarns. 9.4 mile 3806 ft
Wasdale - Lingmell Beck - Hollow Stones - Scafell Pike - Broad Crag - Ill Crag - Great End - Sprinkling Tarn - Sty Head Tarn - Sty Head Pass - Wasdale Head
 

27th August 2004
  Great Gable from Wasdale Head 5.9 mile 2900 ft
Wasdale Head - Wasdale Head Church - Burnthwaite - Sty Head - Sty Head Tarn - Great Gable - Beck Head - Beck Head Tarn - Gable Beck - Wasdale Head Church - Wasdale Head
 

15th December 2003
  Allen Crags and glaramara from Seathwaite. 7.3 mile 2854 ft
Seathwaite - Stockley Bridge - Styhead Tarn - Sprinkling Tarn - Esk Hause shelter - Allen Crags - High House Tarn - Lincomb Tarns - Glaramara - Seathwaite
 

8th November 2003
  Hollow Stones, Sty Head and Wasdale Head 7.3 mile 2802 ft
Wast Water - Lingmell Gill - Brown tongue - Hollow Stones - Corridor Route - Sty Head Tarn - Sty Head Pass - Wasdale Head church - Down in the Dale - Wasdale Head Camp site
 

20th April 2003
  Base Brown, Green Gable and Styhead Tarn 5.8 mile 2687 ft
Seathwaite - Sour Milk Gill - Gillercomb - Base Brown - Green Gable - Windy Gap - Aaron Slack - Styhead Tarn - Styhead Gill - Stockly Bridge - Seathwaite
 



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