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

Superb high level route from remote Wasdale


Route outline for walk c141:

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.



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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
7
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
9
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
3
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

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 highest in England, 25th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th highest in England, 28th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (4th highest in England, 238th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of 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.

You will also reach the summit of Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) at 841m (2759ft). Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (28th highest in England, 54th 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).

Along the way you will also bag:


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

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1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (3)

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

Me and my dog, Rosie at the top of Great Gable

Photo: Reasons Togonorth (1)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Red Pike (Wasdale) from the cairn on Dore Head

Red Pike (Wasdale) from the cairn on Dore Head

Photo: David Connolly (39)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Photo: Mick Fox (6)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Wast Water from a misty Great Gable

Photo: Simon Barnett (23)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, 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

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)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Beck Head and Beckhead Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond from below Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Beck Head and Beckhead Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond from below Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Matt Delemare (36)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Pillar summit trig point

Pillar summit trig point

Photo: David Connolly (29)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Me on Great Gable

Me on Great Gable

Photo: Rachel Hill (1)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (77)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Climbing Great Gable in the mist

Photo: Simon Barnett (27)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond from Robinson

Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond from Robinson

Photo: Andy Jamieson (3)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell with Pillar and Little Scoat Fell beyond from Great Gable summit

Kirk Fell with Pillar and Little Scoat Fell beyond from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (33)

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

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)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar 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 c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Great Gable summit

Great Gable summit

Photo: William Ringwood (45)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (219)

Walk c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - 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)


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