Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Very steep ascent up to Dore Head - pick a nice day


Route outline for walk c386:

Wasdale Head  -  Mosedale Beck  -  Dore Head  -  Yewbarrow (North Top)  -  Yewbarrow  -  Bell Rib  -  Dropping Crag  -  Over Beck  -  Overbeck Bridge  -  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
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Yewbarrow at 627m (2057ft). Yewbarrow is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (162nd highest in England, 281st highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 124). Yewbarrow is also known as an English Nuttall (223rd highest in England, 386th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Yewbarrow (North Top) at 616m (2022ft). Yewbarrow (North Top) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (170th highest in England, 298th highest in England & Wales). Yewbarrow (North Top) is also known as an English Nuttall (241st highest in England, 419th 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 c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Loweswater and Darling Fell (right) from Mosedale Beck

Loweswater and Darling Fell (right) from Mosedale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (365)

*Red Pike, Pillar and Kirk Fell from Dore Head

*Red Pike, Pillar and Kirk Fell from Dore Head

Photo: Wayne Hill (25)

Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Photo: Craig Carter (27)

Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Photo: Wayne Hill (28)

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (85)

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (225)

Great Gable and Lingmell from Yewbarrow (North Top) summit

Great Gable and Lingmell from Yewbarrow (North Top) summit

Photo: David Connolly (40)

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (242)

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (14)

The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Photo: Mick Fox (6)


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