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, 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 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, 756th 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

In no particular order . . .

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (1)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (74)

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)

Yewbarrow and Yewbarrow (North Top) beyond Wast Water from Illgill Head

Yewbarrow and Yewbarrow (North Top) beyond Wast Water from Illgill Head

Photo: Ian Mansell (11)

Illgill Head summit shelter

Illgill Head summit shelter

Photo: Steven Mostyn (5)

Yewbarrow, Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from below Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Yewbarrow, Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from below Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (72)

Yewbarrow and Great Gable from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow and Great Gable from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (26)

Looking NE up Wast Water to featuring Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell and Great Gable (right) from near Lund Bridge

Looking NE up Wast Water to featuring Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell and Great Gable (right) from near Lund Bridge

Photo: Ann Threadgill (1)

Great Gable from Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Photo: David Swales (13)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (3)


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