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 a English Mountain (Hewitt) (109th highest in England, 180th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 94). Seatallan is also known as a English Nuttall (144th highest in England, 235th highest in England & Wales). Seatallan is also classified as a English Marilyn (34th highest in England, 610th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Illgill Head at 609m (1997ft). Illgill Head is classified as a Wainwright (No. 129). Illgill Head is also known as a English Dewey (2nd highest in England, 4th in England & Wales)Illgill Head is also classified as a English Marilyn (52nd highest in England, 756th highest in the UK).

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

Along the way you will also bag Whin Rigg at 535m (1756ft). Whin Rigg is classified as a Wainwright (No. 156), and a English Dewey (104th highest in England, 239th highest in England & Wales).; Buckbarrow at 405m (1329ft). Buckbarrow is classified as a Wainwright (No. 200)

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

In no particular order . . .

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Great Gable and Kirk Fell (left) from Illgill Head

Photo: Mick Fox (2)

The River South Tyne near Tynehead

The River South Tyne near Tynehead

Photo: Mike Knipe (71)

Styal Cross, Styal Country Park

Styal Cross, Styal Country Park

Photo: Andrew Garnett (3)

Dutton Locks on the Weaver Navigation (River Weaver)

Dutton Locks on the Weaver Navigation (River Weaver)

Photo: Jimmy Wakefield (4)

Cairn on the way up Buckbarrow

Cairn on the way up Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (61)

Me jumping for joy at the great view from at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Castle in the background

Me jumping for joy at the great view from at Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Castle in the background

Photo: Bethany Lawrie (2)

Rachael on the summit of Seatallan

Rachael on the summit of Seatallan

Photo: Nick Haigh (1)

The Cannon Kissing Gate allowing access into Chatsworth Park from Baslow

The Cannon Kissing Gate allowing access into Chatsworth Park from Baslow

Photo: Russell Hubbard (12)

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Matterhorn Rock on Grey Friar

Photo: David Hayter (174)

Boundary Stone on Burnhope Seat

Boundary Stone on Burnhope Seat

Photo: Mark Kissipie (99)


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