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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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 (143rd highest in England, 234th 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:


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


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

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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 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 - Seatallan summit trig point and cairn

Seatallan summit trig point and cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (65)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Me and my son on Illgill Head

Me and my son on Illgill Head

Photo: Chris Budd (1)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (5)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (38)

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 - Wast Water and The Scafell Massif from the summit of Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Wast Water and The Scafell Massif from the summit of Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (68)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wasdale Head with Pillar beyond from the lower slopes of Lingmell & Scafell Pike

Wasdale Head with Pillar beyond from the lower slopes of Lingmell & Scafell Pike

Photo: David Swales (17)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round 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 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 - Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (85)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Cairn on the way up Buckbarrow

Cairn on the way up Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (61)

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 - Middle Fell (Wasdale) summit cairn

Middle Fell (Wasdale) summit cairn

Photo: Alan Wainwright (69)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Photo: David Togstead (1)

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

Wast Water from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (6)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Crags on Buckbarrow

Crags on Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (60)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes from Buckbarrow

Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes from Buckbarrow

Photo: Alan Wainwright (62)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water from Lingmell Gill on the way up Scafell Pike. The fell to the right is Middle Fell

Wast Water from Lingmell Gill on the way up Scafell Pike. The fell to the right is Middle Fell

Photo: Alan Reed (1)

Walk c423 The Wast Water Round from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Greathall Gill between Irton Pike and Whin Rigg

Photo: Steven Mostyn (2)


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