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Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

One of Lakeland's finest walks - unmissable

Walk Route Summary:
- Wasdale Head, Mosedale Beck, Black Sail Pass, Looking Stead (Pillar), High Level Route, Robinson's Cairn, Pillar, Wind Gap, Black Crag (Pillar), Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell), Steeple, Red Pike (Wasdale), Dore Head, Yewbarrow (North Top), Yewbarrow, Dropping Crag, Bell Rib, Over Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water Wasdale Head, Mosedale Beck, Black Sail Pass, Looking Stead (Pillar), High Level Route, Robinson's Cairn, Pillar, Wind Gap, Black Crag (Pillar), Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell), Steeple, Red Pike (Wasdale), Dore Head, Yewbarrow (North Top), Yewbarrow, Dropping Crag, Bell Rib, Over Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water The Western Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Pillar summit
Photo: David Swales

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Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

Wasdale Head is a tiny hamlet of agricultural fields and dwellings that claims to be home of the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike), the deepest lake (Wast Water), the smallest church (Church of St Olaf) and the biggest liar (Will Ritson). There is an excellent National Trust Campsite and a fine pub - the Wasdale Inn - which claims to be the birthplace of British rock climbing. There is also a large free parking area for visitors.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Pillar at 892m (2928ft). Pillar is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (11th in England, 29th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 8). Pillar is also known as an English Nuttall (13th in England, 33rd in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (6th in England, 248th in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell), 841m (2760ft). Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (27th in England, 53rd in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 23). Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) is also known as an English Nuttall (34th in England, 62nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Black Crag (Pillar), 828m (2717ft). Black Crag (Pillar) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st in England, 60th in England & Wales). and a Wainwright (No. 23). Black Crag (Pillar) is also known as an English Nuttall (38th in England, 70th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Red Pike (Wasdale), 826m (2711ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd Eng, 62nd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 26) and an English Nuttall (39th Eng, 73rd Eng & Wal); Steeple 819m (2688ft) - a Wainwright (No. 28) and an English Nuttall (41st Eng, 77th Eng & Wal); Yewbarrow 627m (2058ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (162nd Eng, 282nd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 124) and an English Nuttall (221st Eng, 384th Eng & Wal); Looking Stead (Pillar) 627m (2058ft) - an English Nuttall (223rd Eng, 386th Eng & Wal) and Yewbarrow (North Top) 616m (2022ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (170th Eng, 299th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (241st Eng, 419th Eng & Wal).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
6
English
Mountains
Wainwright
5
Wainwrights
s
8
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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The Wast Water Screes. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. The Wast Water Screes
Photo: Richard Duff (1)


Robinson summit shelter. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Robinson summit shelter
Photo: Chris Brankin (27)


Pillar summit trig point. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Pillar summit trig point
Photo: David Connolly (29)


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4. Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head
Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

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Steeple from Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell). Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. Steeple from Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell)
Photo: David Connolly (35)


Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson
Photo: Chris Brankin (29)


Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite). Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

7. Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)
Photo: Alan Wainwright (77)


Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn
Photo: Christine Shepherd (345)


Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow
Photo: David Hemingway (7)


Red Pike (Wasdale) from Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell). Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. Red Pike (Wasdale) from Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell)
Photo: David Connolly (37)



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