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image for Walking Route item typeHigh Raise and Ullscarf from Borrowdale at Rosthwaite

Walking Route

View of High Raise

View of High Raise


Borrowdale is quite a complex valley its head is split into a series of off-shoots like the branches of a tree. All very different in character, these sub-valleys are interesting places to explore and can conveniently be used as thoroughfares for accessing the higher fells. Langstrath and Watendlath make a particularly good pairing and can be combined with a high level walk over High Raise and Ullscarf. These fine peaks offer walking over rolling fells with wide ranging views over almost all the central fells including Helvellyn, Skiddaw and the Scafell massif.

Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Miles: 11

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 916
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Map reference: NY 254140  Lat: 54.51587 Long: -3.15323