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 a English Mountain (Hewitt) (11th highest in England, 29th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 8). Pillar is also known as a English Nuttall (13th highest in England, 33rd highest in England & Wales). Pillar is also classified as a English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 249th highest in the UK).

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 a 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 a 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 Red Pike (Wasdale) at 826m (2711ft). Red Pike (Wasdale) is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (32nd highest in England, 62nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 26) and a English Nuttall (39th highest in England, 73rd highest in England & Wales); Steeple at 819m (2688ft). Steeple is classified as a Wainwright (No. 28) and a English Nuttall (41st highest in England, 77th highest in England & Wales); Kirk Fell at 802m (2632ft). Kirk Fell is classified as a English Mountain (Hewitt) (38th England, 72nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 33), a 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 (219th highest in England, 381st 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 c240 Kirk Fell, Pillar and Little Scoat Fell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Mosedale (Wasdale) with Yewbarrow beyond from Black Sail Pass

Mosedale (Wasdale) with Yewbarrow beyond from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (20)

Swirling mist clearing the ridge on Red Pike (Wasdale) from Steeple

Swirling mist clearing the ridge on Red Pike (Wasdale) from Steeple

Photo: Andy Malcolm (108)

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (28)

Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell from across Wast Water

Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell from across Wast Water

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (2)

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (28)

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

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

Photo: David Togstead (1)

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (345)

Great Gable (left) and Kirk Fell (centre right) from Black Sail Pass

Great Gable (left) and Kirk Fell (centre right) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Swales (11)

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (23)

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Photo: Mick Fox (8)


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