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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, 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, 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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Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass
Photo: David Connolly (19)


Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable
Photo: Paula Oldham (2)


The Wast Water Screes. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. The Wast Water Screes
Photo: Richard Duff (2)


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

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


Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. Buttermere and Crummock Water from Moses' Trod below Brandreth
Photo: William Ringwood (46)


Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head
Photo: John Carney (1)


Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

7. Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water
Photo: Ian Mansell (1)


Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable
Photo: Reasons Togonorth (1)


Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Wasdale Head from Kirk Fell
Photo: Wayne Hill (5)


Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water
Photo: Martyn Hibbert (13)



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