Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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

Fantastic high level walk with glorious views

Walk Route Summary:

- Wasdale Head, Kirk Fell, Kirk Fell (East Top), 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 c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water Wasdale Head, Kirk Fell, Kirk Fell (East Top), 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

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn
Photo: David Connolly

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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:

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) and a Marilyn (6th in England, 248th in the UK).

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); 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) and a Marilyn (15th Eng, 387th in the UK); Kirk Fell (East Top) 787m (2583ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (50th Eng, 90th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (59th Eng, 108th Eng & Wal); Looking Stead (Pillar) 627m (2058ft) - an English Nuttall (221st Eng, 384th Eng & Wal) and

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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
2
Marilyns
Bridget
0
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 c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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Swirling mist clearing the ridge on Red Pike (Wasdale) from Steeple. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. Swirling mist clearing the ridge on Red Pike (Wasdale) from Steeple
Photo: Andy Malcolm (108)


Great Gable from Red Pike (Wasdale). Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Great Gable from Red Pike (Wasdale)
Photo: James Brennan (6)


Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes
Photo: Alan Wainwright (75)


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4. The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson
Photo: Chris Brankin (30)

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5. *Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water
Photo: Wayne Hill (19)

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The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg
Photo: Ian Mansell (13)


Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

7. Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson
Photo: Chris Brankin (29)


Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

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


Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head
Photo: Andy Malcolm (225)


The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar. Walk route map c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar
Photo: David Connolly (23)



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