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

One of Lakeland's finest walks - unmissable


Route outline for walk c101:

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.



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:

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

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 highest in England, 29th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 8). Pillar is also known as an English Nuttall (13th highest in England, 33rd highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 249th highest in the UK). The summit of Pillar is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

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

You will also reach the summit of Black Crag (Pillar) at 828m (2717ft). Black Crag (Pillar) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales) Black Crag (Pillar) is also known as an English Nuttall (38th highest in England, 70th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Maps OL4 & OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

In no particular order . . .

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (23)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (19)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - *Steeple

*Steeple

Photo: Wayne Hill (9)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (76)

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

Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (29)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Looking Stead (Pillar) from The High Level Route, Pillar

Looking Stead (Pillar) from The High Level Route, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (24)

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

Wast Water from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (6)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Mosedale (Wasdale) from Wind Gap

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Wind Gap

Photo: David Connolly (32)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - *Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (12)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End and Lingmell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (6)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - *Illgill Head (left), Wast Water (centre) and Middle Fell (right) from Yewbarrow

*Illgill Head (left), Wast Water (centre) and Middle Fell (right) from Yewbarrow

Photo: Wayne Hill (24)

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

Wasdale

Photo: Mick Coxon (14)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (14)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes

Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (75)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scarth Gap and Hay stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale from The High Level Route, Pillar

Scarth Gap and Hay stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale from The High Level Route, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (25)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Looking Stead (Pillar)

High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Looking Stead (Pillar)

Photo: David Connolly (18)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) from Steeple summit cairn

Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) from Steeple summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (34)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Photo: Tony Lee (2)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell above Wasdale Head from Yewbarrow

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell above Wasdale Head from Yewbarrow

Photo: David Connolly (43)

Walk c101 Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Looking down Mosedale to Wasdale Head from Little Scoat Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale) on the right in shadow and the Scafell Massif (featuring Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) across the valley

Looking down Mosedale to Wasdale Head from Little Scoat Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale) on the right in shadow and the Scafell Massif (featuring Great End, Broad Crag, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) across the valley

Photo: Rob Barklamb (48)


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