Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Testing hike around Lakeland's deepest lake


Route outline for walk c423:

Wasdale Head  -  (National Trust Campsite)  -  Wast Water  -  Lingmell Gill  -  Illgill Head  -  Whin Rigg  -  Greathall Gill  -  Low Wood  -  Lund Bridge  -  Woodhow Farm  -  Woodhow Tarn  -  Scale Farm  -  Tosh Tarn  -  Gill Farm  -  Gill Beck  -  Buckbarrow  -  Cold Well  -  Nether Wasdale Common  -  Seatallan  -  Windscale Hows  -  Middle Fell (Wasdale)  -  Greendale Farm  -  Nether 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
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
5
Wainwrights
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
3
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 Seatallan at 692m (2271ft). Seatallan is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (109th highest in England, 180th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 94). Seatallan is also known as an English Nuttall (144th highest in England, 235th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (34th highest in England, 611th highest in the UK). The summit of Seatallan is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Illgill Head at 609m (1997ft). Illgill Head is classified as an Wainwright (No. 129). Illgill Head is also known as an English Dewey (2nd highest in England, 4th in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (52nd highest in England, 757th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of Middle Fell (Wasdale) at 582m (1910ft). Middle Fell (Wasdale) is classified as an Wainwright (No. 135). Middle Fell (Wasdale) is also known as an English Dewey (27th highest in England, 65th in England & Wales)

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Whin Rigg summit cairn

Whin Rigg summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (3)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Looking South West from the lower slopes of Buckbarrow

Looking South West from the lower slopes of Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (59)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow at sunrise from Wast Water

Yewbarrow at sunrise from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (163)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (1)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, 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

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)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (225)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round 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 c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head summit cairn

Photo: Steven Mostyn (6)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (245)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Snow capping Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) Lingmell and Scafell Pike surround Wast Water from near Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale

Snow capping Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) Lingmell and Scafell Pike surround Wast Water from near Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale

Photo: Bob Ferguson (87)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Buckbarrow summit cairn

Buckbarrow summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (64)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (27)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Photo: Craig Carter (27)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water from  near Lingmell Gill (Wasdale Head)

Wast Water from near Lingmell Gill (Wasdale Head)

Photo: Paul Coulter (7)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Photo: Mick Fox (8)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The southern slopes of Yewbarrow and the Scafell massif from Nether Beck

The southern slopes of Yewbarrow and the Scafell massif from Nether Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (107)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (14)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Yewbarrow (now conquered!) from the road to the  National Trust Camp Site at Wasdale where we were staying

Yewbarrow (now conquered!) from the road to the National Trust Camp Site at Wasdale where we were staying

Photo: Kerin Thorpe (2)


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