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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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)

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); Looking Stead (Pillar) 627m (2058ft) - an English Nuttall (221st Eng, 384th Eng & Wal); Yewbarrow 627m (2057ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (162nd Eng, 282nd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 124) and 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:

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 English  Nuttall
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Nuttall
Dewey
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Deweys
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Outlying Fells
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Marilyns
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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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1. *Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale
Photo: Wayne Hill (6)

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Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson
Photo: Gerry Ball (1)


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

3. Wast Water from Wasdale Head
Photo: Ian McCutcheon (6)


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

4. Wast Water from Yewbarrow
Photo: Wayne Hill (28)


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

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


Loweswater and Darling Fell (right) from Mosedale Beck. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Loweswater and Darling Fell (right) from Mosedale Beck
Photo: David Hayter (365)


Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

7. Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable
Photo: Ian Mansell (2)


Yewbarrow at sunrise from Wast Water. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Yewbarrow at sunrise from Wast Water
Photo: Andy Malcolm (163)


Wast Water with Great Gable beyond. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Wast Water with Great Gable beyond
Photo: Ian Lilley (5)


Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water. Walk route map c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water
Photo: Ian Mansell (3)



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