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Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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

Superb high level route from remote Wasdale

Walk Route Summary:
- Wasdale Head, Moses' Trod, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Sty Head, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Beck Head, Beckhead Tarn, Kirk Fell (East Top), Kirk Fell, 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, Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water Wasdale Head, Moses' Trod, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Sty Head, Great Gable, Westmorland Cairn, Beck Head, Beckhead Tarn, Kirk Fell (East Top), Kirk Fell, 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, Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water The Western Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Climbing Great Gable in the mist
Photo: Simon Barnett

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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 Great Gable at 899m (2951ft). Great Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (9th in England, 25th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th in England, 28th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (4th in England, 236th in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Pillar, 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).

You will also reach the summit 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).

Along the way you will also bag Black Crag (Pillar), 828m (2717ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st Eng, 60th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (38th Eng, 70th Eng & Wal); 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); Kirk Fell 802m (2632ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th Eng, 72nd in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 33), an English Nuttall (46th Eng, 88th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (15th Eng, 387th in the UK); Kirk Fell (East Top) 787m (2583ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th Eng, 90th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th Eng, 108th Eng & Wal) and Looking Stead (Pillar) 627m (2058ft) - an English Nuttall (223rd Eng, 386th Eng & Wal).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
7
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
s
9
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
3
Marilyns
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 c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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Mosedale (Wasdale) from Red Pike (Wasdale) summit cairn. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. Mosedale (Wasdale) from Red Pike (Wasdale) summit cairn
Photo: David Connolly (38)


On the summit of Great Gable. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. On the summit of Great Gable
Photo: Ray Mather (1)


Kirk Fell (East Top) summit cairn. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Kirk Fell (East Top) summit cairn
Photo: Matt Delemare (39)


Father and Sons on top of Great Gable. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

4. Father and Sons on top of Great Gable
Photo: Chris Budd (5)


Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) from Steeple summit cairn. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) from Steeple summit cairn
Photo: David Connolly (34)


Robinson's Cairn with Pillar Rock beyond (left of the cairn and to right of the 'notch'). Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Robinson's Cairn with Pillar Rock beyond (left of the cairn and to right of the 'notch')
Photo: David Connolly (26)


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7. *Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water
Photo: Wayne Hill (32)

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Swirling mist clearing the ridge on Red Pike (Wasdale) from Steeple. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Swirling mist clearing the ridge on Red Pike (Wasdale) from Steeple
Photo: Andy Malcolm (108)


Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head
Photo: Bob Ferguson (80)


Looking back to Ennerdale (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Crummock Water (right) from Moses' Trod near the top of Loft Beck. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. Looking back to Ennerdale (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Crummock Water (right) from Moses' Trod near the top of Loft Beck
Photo: David Croasdell (1)



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