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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 628m (2062ft). Yewbarrow is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (161st highest in England, 279th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 124). Yewbarrow is also known as an English Nuttall (216th highest in England, 378th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Yewbarrow (North Top) at 616m (2023ft). 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 (238th highest in England, 414th highest in England & Wales).


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1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

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1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Hen Comb from Mosedale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (364)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell at sunset from Wasdale

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell at sunset from Wasdale

Photo: Craig Carter (23)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (2)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Photo: Craig Carter (40)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (77)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (78)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - *Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (6)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (8)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and Wast Water from Yewbarrow

Photo: David Connolly (42)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (76)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (225)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag and Kirk Fell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag and Kirk Fell from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (5)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - My Daughter & Son-in-law on top of Yewbarrow in the snow

My Daughter & Son-in-law on top of Yewbarrow in the snow

Photo: Michael Lee (1)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Blooming Heather on Yewbarrow with Wast Water below

Blooming Heather on Yewbarrow with Wast Water below

Photo: Wayne Hill (33)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow from Mosedale

Yewbarrow from Mosedale

Photo: Mick Fox (4)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow 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 c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Red Pike (Wasdale) from the cairn on Dore Head

Red Pike (Wasdale) from the cairn on Dore Head

Photo: David Connolly (39)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow 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)

Walk c386 Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (3)


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