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Yewbarrow
628m (2062ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Yewbarrow as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
161st highest in England,
279th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 124)

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English Nuttall
216th highest in England,
378th in England & Wales

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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Yewbarrow Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Yewbarrow

Chris Sheard walked up on June 14th, 2022 [from/via/route] Up from Overbeck parking area, a lovely spot by the stream/Beck [with] Solo [weather] Pleasant at ground level, light cool winds, no rain brightened later later with sunshine - Really tough up with some technical scrambling, chose to come off via flank to Dore head as was walking alone, so no-one else at that time & thought safest option

Christine Shepherd climbed on October 29th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head using walk c386 Climbed again on 23.8.21 adding Yewbarrow to the end of walk c240 [with] On my own [weather] Mixed - Added Yewbarrow to the end of walk c240. This made a very long but brilliant day's walking. Tired legs made the descent off Yewbarrow a bit slow but very welcome.

Paul Macey bagged on August 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] C101 [weather] Cloudy some sun

Christina Lander hiked on June 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell - Pillar - Yewbarrow - Wasdale Head [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful, sunny day - During our holiday staying at Station House, Troutbeck, Penrith

Darren Wilson summited on September 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Yewbarrow, Great Door [with] Lone [weather] Beautiful day

John Hanlon conquered during August, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Inn [weather] Wet, windy, low cloud - Very difficult walking weather

Martin Woods scaled on August 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] From wasdale head pillar, scoat fell, steeple, red pike & yeabarrow walk [with] Myself [weather] Sunny 15 to 18 degrees - Some scrambling over the top, amazing views & great fun

Caroline Winter walked up on August 3rd, 2020 [from/via/route] Overbeck bridge, Yewbarrow Bell rib scramble, North top, Dore Head, Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar, Little Scoat Fell, Haycock, Nether Beck [with] Becky [weather] Clear & warm - Pleasant, easy scramble up Yewbarrow. Retreated to easy path to Dore Head. 3 x Bob Graham competitors arrived at Pillar, as we finished lunch. Squeezed in Haycock before long tiring descent of Beck. Picquesque water falls heading down

Wayne Baxter climbed on August 10th, 2020 [from/via/route] From a car park near Overbeck bridge car park.straight up great door & returned by a path that leads down the side towards Dore head [with] Sue [weather] Bright sun very hot

Andy Buxton bagged on May 30th, 1994 [from/via/route] From Overbeck Bridge. Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple & Haycock [with] Dan [weather] Good, some showers - Good day with some entertaining scrambling. Day rather marred by Derby losing 2-1 to Leicester in play-off final.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Yewbarrow

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head (left) Wasdale, Wast Water and Yewbarrow from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Paula Oldham (2)

Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (13)

Great Gable and Lingmell from Yewbarrow (North Top) summit

Great Gable and Lingmell from Yewbarrow (North Top) summit

Photo: David Connolly (40)

Yewbarrow with Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell beyond from Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Yewbarrow with Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell beyond from Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (71)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (3)

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell (left) Seatallan (background centre), Red Pike (Wasdale) (right) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (centre foreground) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (217)

Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (77)

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (7)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell and Red Pike (Wasdale) from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell and Red Pike (Wasdale) from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (4)

Kirk Fell and Mosedale from Dore Head having just climbed up from Wasdale and heading for Yewbarrow

Kirk Fell and Mosedale from Dore Head having just climbed up from Wasdale and heading for Yewbarrow

Photo: Kerin Thorpe (1)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (3)

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (72)

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Coxon (11)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (in cloud centre), Lingmell (centre right) and the Wast Water screes (right) reflected in Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (in cloud centre), Lingmell (centre right) and the Wast Water screes (right) reflected in Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (29)

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (242)

Wasdale Head (left), Burnmoor Tarn, Yewbarrow (front centre), Illgill Head (back) and Wast Water from Pillar

Wasdale Head (left), Burnmoor Tarn, Yewbarrow (front centre), Illgill Head (back) and Wast Water from Pillar

Photo: Paul Johnson (10)

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

The southern slopes of Yewbarrow and the Scafell massif from Nether Beck

The southern slopes of Yewbarrow and the Scafell massif from Nether Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (107)

*From Left to right: Caw Fell, Seatallan, Red Pike, Pillar, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Lingmell and Sca Fell and Wast Water (foreground) from Illgill Head (NB. Scafell Pike is largely hidden behind Sca Fell)

*From Left to right: Caw Fell, Seatallan, Red Pike, Pillar, Yewbarrow, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Lingmell and Sca Fell and Wast Water (foreground) from Illgill Head (NB. Scafell Pike is largely hidden behind Sca Fell)

Photo: Wayne Hill (34)


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