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

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

Superb high level route from remote Wasdale

Walk Route Summary:
- 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.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water 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 The Western Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Climbing Great Gable in the mist
Photo: Simon Barnett

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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 Great Gable at 899m (2951ft). Great Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (9th in England, 25th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th in England, 28th in England & Wales)

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Great Gable, 899m (2951ft). Great Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (9th in England, 25th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th in England, 28th in England & Wales)

You will also reach the summit of Great Gable, 899m (2951ft). Great Gable is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (9th in England, 25th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 7). Great Gable is also known as an English Nuttall (11th in England, 28th in England & Wales)

Along the way you will also bag Pillar, 892m (2928ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (11th Eng, 29th in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 8), an English Nuttall (13th Eng, 33rd in England & Wales); Pillar 892m (2928ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (11th Eng, 29th in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 8), an English Nuttall (13th Eng, 33rd in England & Wales); Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell) 841m (2760ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (27th Eng, 53rd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 23) and an English Nuttall (34th Eng, 62nd Eng & Wal); Black Crag (Pillar) 828m (2717ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st Eng, 60th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (38th Eng, 70th Eng & Wal); 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); 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); Kirk Fell 802m (2632ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th Eng, 72nd in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 33), an English Nuttall (46th Eng, 88th in England & Wales); Kirk Fell 802m (2632ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th Eng, 72nd in Eng & Wal), a Wainwright (No. 33), an English Nuttall (46th Eng, 88th in England & Wales); Kirk Fell (East Top) 787m (2583ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th Eng, 90th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th Eng, 108th Eng & Wal) and Looking Stead (Pillar) 627m (2058ft) - an English Nuttall (221st Eng, 384th Eng & Wal).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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Wainwright
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 English  Nuttall
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English
Nuttall
Dewey
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Deweys
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Outlying Fells
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Marilyns
Bridget
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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 c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water
Photo: Wayne Hill (18)


Pillar Summit. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Pillar Summit
Photo: Mick Fox (7)


Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head
Photo: Ian McCutcheon (14)


On the summit of Great Gable. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

4. On the summit of Great Gable
Photo: Ray Mather (1)


Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn
Photo: David Connolly (22)


Great Gable towering above Moses' Trod. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Great Gable towering above Moses' Trod
Photo: Matt Delemare (42)


The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

7. The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge
Photo: Bob Ferguson (70)


Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. 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)


Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water
Photo: Andy Malcolm (49)


Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water. Walk route map c141 Great Gable and Pillar 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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