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A central position overlooking the shadowed head of Borrowdale and isolation from the main Scafell massif to the South combine to make Glaramara a unique Lakeland viewpoint. It is from Borrowdale that the fell is most prominent, rising beyond Rosthwaite Fell or Bessyboot, and it is from this direction that most ascents are made, though both Wasdale and Langdale offer varied but long walks to the summit.

From Sprinkling Tarn, Glaramara appears as a wild tangle of rough country to the North and this is revealed to be the case on walking to the summit from here. An interesting path leads from Allen Crags past High House Tarn through a series of craggy bumps and false summits with the main cairn at the end of the ridge with spectacular views of Borrowdale. The top just to the West is of similar height and listed as the highest by some guidebooks - it can only be a matter of a metre or so.

Elevation (feet): 2,569
Elevation (meters): 783
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Range/Region: Lake District
Latitude: 54.4846
Longitude: -3.159599
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: Manchester, Liverpool
Convenient Center: Keswick

Thanks to Pete Buckley for adding this peak.

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