Can you find Base Brown’s ‘other hanging stone’? Well, this route provides much interest and is in my top five walks in Lakeland, and it also includes my favourite scramble. Base Brown’s East Ridge is a grade 1 scramble and should only be climbed by people with experience in this activity. I have included many photos to help guide you along, but if you attempt this route please take care and avoid this ascent in mist at all costs.

You could, if you wish, choose to walk over Brandreth and Grey Knotts after Base Brown, however, I prefer to give all my attention to this superb scramble that is exhilarating all the way. The route I’ve provided is a linear walk which takes advantage of the ‘Honister Rambler’ bus service, however, it can be made circular by adding another 1.5 miles and walking down to Seatoller from Honister. Personally, I’d rather park in Keswick for free and use the bus service.

A nice cup of coffee awaits you at Honister Cafe.

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Route 2 – Seatoller to Honister, via Base Brown – Map 1
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