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North Wasdale / Mosedale, 5 Wainwrights

North Wasdale / Mosedale, 5 Wainwrights

Postby gld73 » Fri Mar 25, 2022 12:13 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Haycock, Pillar, Red Pike (Wasdale), Scoat Fell, Steeple

Hewitts included on this walk: Haycock, Pillar, Red Pike (Wasdale), Scoat Fell

Date walked: 24/03/2022

Time taken: 6.7

Distance: 21 km

Ascent: 1300m

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A few weeks ago I was in Cumbria and it was such bad weather I barely left the house, let alone got out in the hills. Different story this time, so headed to Wasdale. Cloud stayed well above all the summits, though it was a hazy, washed out colour scheme in reality, not just in the photos - good walking weather though.

Did the walk anti-clockwise starting from Overbeck Bridge parking area, walking up the road to Wasdale Head then the path up to Black Sail Pass and then Pillar, Scoat Fell, out and back to Steeple, longer out and back to Haycock, then Red Pike and back down to the car.

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Walking from Overbeck Bridge to Wasdale Head, Great Gable at the head of the valley

Starting on the path up the Mosedale valley, Pillar ahead

Black Sail Pass (path I'd just come up is on the left here, the route up to Pillar is on the right)

Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Lingmell and the Scafells

Pillar Summit

Ennerdale Water

Scafells on the left, then l-r Yewbarrow, Red Pike and Scoat Fell (ridge of my return route)

Scoat Fell ahead, descending Pillar

View down Mosedale to Wasdale Head

Looking back to Pillar on the way up to Scoat Fell


Scoat Fell summit

Pillar, from Steeple summit

Scoat Fell, from Steeple

Nice easy grassy descent of Scoat Fell on this side (it was much rockier on the Pillar side), heading to Haycock, just followed the wall all the way

Haycock summit area, back to Steeple and Scoat Fell

Scafell Pike and Scafell from Haycock

Scoat Tarn below Red Pike

Red Pike summit, looking over to Pillar

Full length view of the Yewbarrow ridge from the descent of Red Pike (I'd be taking a path along Yewbarrow's base rather than scrambling up it at the end of the long walk)


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