A Full Mosedale Round

Thu 2 Nov 2006

Route: Wasdale Head - Kirk Fell - Black Sail Pass - Looking Stead - Pillar - Wind Gap - Black Crag - Little Scoat Fell - Steeple - Little Scoat Fell - Red Pike - Dore Head - Stirrup Crag - Yewbarrow (North Top) - Yewbarrow - road - Wasdale Head

Distance: 10.50 miles

Ascent: 5,100ft

Time: 7 hours 20 minutes

With: David Hall


Blue sky and sunshine, overnight frost, cold in the shade but warm in the sun, not much wind, excellent visibility.

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Kirk Fell from the packhorse bridge at Wasdale Head

A floodlit Pillar, the cloud soon dispersed

Looking back down on Wasdale Head from the direct route up Kirk Fell

Looking across to Stirrup Crag (Yewbarrow) and Red Pike

Kirk Fell direct, after the steep grass comes steep scree

Illgill Head and Wastwater from Kirk Fell

Looking across to Great Gable from Kirk Fell

Yewbarrow, Seatallan in the distance, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Black Crag and Pillar from Kirk Fell

Great Gable with Green Gable to the left, from Kirk Fell's summit

360 Panorama from Kirk Fell's summit

Fleetwith Pike with Hindscarth and Dale Head behind and Skiddaw and Blencathra on the skyline from Kirk Fell

Pillar from Kirk Fell

Looking down on Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel) from Looking Stead

Mosedale and Wasdale Head from Pillar with Scafell on the far left and Yewbarrow on the far right

The view north from our ascent of Pillar

Looking back along our line of ascent to Kirk Fell with Great Gable, Great End, Broad Crag and Scafell Pike on the skyline

North easterly panorama from Pillar's summit

Looking back across Wind Gap to Pillar from Black Crag

Pillar, Kirk Fell (with the top of Great Gable behind), the Scafells and Red Pike from Scoat Fell

Steeple from Scoat Fell

Scoat Fell's summit

Ennerdale Water from Steeple's summit

180 Northerly panorama from Steeple's summit

Red Pike with the Scafells beyond from Scoat Fell

Dore Head and Stirrup Crag (Yewbarrow) with the Scafells behind from our descent off Red Pike

Great Gable and Wasdale Head

Red Pike, Black Crag and Pillar from Yewbarrow's summit

The descent gully off Yewbarrow to the south

Wastwater and The Screes

Yewbarrow's south ridge

The Scafells and Wastwater from Yewbarrow

Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Wastwater

Previous Walk: Newlands: Catbells to Ard Crags (Sun 29 Oct 2006)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Sat 4 Nov 2006)

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