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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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). Great Gable is also classified as 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). Pillar is also classified as an English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 249th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit 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).

Along the way you will also bag Black Crag (Pillar) at 828m (2717ft). Black Crag (Pillar) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st England, 60th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (38th highest in England, 70th highest in England & Wales) ; Red Pike (Wasdale) at 826m (2711ft). Red Pike (Wasdale) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd highest in England, 62nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 26) and an English Nuttall (39th highest in England, 73rd highest in England & Wales) ; Steeple at 819m (2688ft). Steeple is classified as a Wainwright (No. 28) and an English Nuttall (41st highest in England, 77th highest in England & Wales) ; Kirk Fell at 802m (2632ft). Kirk Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th England, 72nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 33), an English Nuttall (46th highest in England, 88th highest in England & Wales) ; Kirk Fell (East Top) at 787m (2583ft). Kirk Fell (East Top) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th England, 89th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th highest in England, 108th highest in England & Wales) ; Looking Stead (Pillar) at 627m (2058ft). Looking Stead (Pillar) is known as an English Nuttall (221st highest in England, 384th highest in England & Wales).

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 c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Pillar

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (30)

Haystacks from Looking Stead (Pillar) with a Herdwick Sheep for company

Haystacks from Looking Stead (Pillar) with a Herdwick Sheep for company

Photo: Christine Shepherd (346)

Looking back to Ennerdale (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Crummock Water (right) from Moses' Trod near the top of Loft Beck

Looking back to Ennerdale (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Crummock Water (right) from Moses' Trod near the top of Loft Beck

Photo: David Croasdell (1)

Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (17)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (24)

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)

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

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

Photo: David Connolly (24)

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Borrowdale and Styhead Pass from the slopes of Great Gable above Sty Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (220)

On the summit of Great Gable

On the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ray Mather (1)

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (78)


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