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

Fantastic high level walk with glorious views


Route outline for walk c240:

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.



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
2
Marilyns
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 c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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

Great Gable from Red Pike (Wasdale)

Photo: James Brennan (6)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Ennerdale (featuring Loft Beck and Tongue Beck) from Black Sail Pass

Ennerdale (featuring Loft Beck and Tongue Beck) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (25)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow from Mosedale

Yewbarrow from Mosedale

Photo: Mick Fox (4)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell 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 c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Pillar Summit

Pillar Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (7)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (14)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, 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 c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Small tarn near the summit of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Small tarn near the summit of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (344)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Photo: David Togstead (1)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (239)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (85)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (in cloud centre), Lingmell (centre right) and the Wast Water screes (right) reflected in Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (in cloud centre), Lingmell (centre right) and the Wast Water screes (right) reflected in Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (29)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Photo: Mick Fox (8)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (15)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (27)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - 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)

Walk c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Mosedale (Wasdale) from Red Pike (Wasdale) summit cairn

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Red Pike (Wasdale) summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (38)

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

Wasdale

Photo: Mick Coxon (14)

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

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)


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