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 . . .

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (73)

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and  Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Photo: David Swales (5)

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (3)

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (364)

Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Photo: Craig Carter (40)

Blooming Heather on Yewbarrow with Wast Water below

Blooming Heather on Yewbarrow with Wast Water below

Photo: Wayne Hill (33)

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (7)

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell and Red Pike (Wasdale) from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell and Red Pike (Wasdale) from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (4)

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell above Wasdale Head from Yewbarrow

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell above Wasdale Head from Yewbarrow

Photo: David Connolly (43)


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