Walk c343 Pillar and Red Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

One of Lakeland's finest walks - unmissable


Route outline for walk c343:

- Wasdale Head  -   Mosedale Beck  -   Black Sail Pass  -   High Level Route  -   Robinson's Cairn  -   Pillar  -   Wind Gap  -   Black Crag (Pillar)  -   Scoat Fell (Little Scoat Fell)  -   Red Pike (Wasdale)  -   Dore Head  -   Over 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
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

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 in England, 33rd in England & Wales). Pillar is classified as a Marilyn (6th highest in England, 248th highest 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 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 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 highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). 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).


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.


This walk is on Ordnance Survey Map:

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 c343 Pillar and Red Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre in cloud), Lingmell and the shoulder or Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre in cloud), Lingmell and the shoulder or Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (104)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

Watendlath from Great Crag

Watendlath from Great Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (109)

An Lochan Uaine

An Lochan Uaine

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (7)

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)

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

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

Photo: David Connolly (38)

*Red Pike, Illgill Head, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Haycock

*Red Pike, Illgill Head, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Haycock

Photo: Wayne Hill (7)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

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)

Wast Water from Wasdale Head

Wast Water from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (6)


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