A Mosedale Horseshoe

Wed 28 Dec 2005

Route: Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale - Yewbarrow - Dore Head - Red Pike - Steeple - Little Scoat Fell - Black Crag - Wind Gap - Pillar - Looking Stead - Black Sail Pass - Wasdale Head - road - Overbeck Bridge

Distance: 11.00 miles

Ascent: 4,300ft

Time: 7 hours 10 minutes

With: David Hall


Frosty, blue sky and sunshine

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Sunrise over the Coniston Fells from high up on Yewbarrow

Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Yewbarrow

Haycock, Red Pike and Pillar from Yewbarrow's summit

Pillar from our ascent of Red Pike from Dore Head

Yewbarrow with Scafell behind

Seatallan, Sellafield and the West Coast from 'The Chair', Red Pike

Low Tarn, Middle Fell and Seatallan from The Chair, Red Pike

The Helvellyn ridge, Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Red Pike

Heading for Red Pike's summit

Middle Fell, Seatallan and Haycock from Red Pike

Haycock, Scoat Fell, Black Crag and Pillar from Red Pike's summit

Pillar from Scoat Fell

Ennerdale from Steeple


Red Pike with the Scafells behind from Scoat Fell

Looking across Wind Gap to Pillar

Pillar's summit

360 Panorama from Pillar's summit

The route off Pillar to Looking Stead and Black Sail Pass

The view east from Pillar

Mosedale and Wasdale Head

Looking back up Black Sail Pass

Pillar from the Wasdale Head Inn

Classic Wasdale lit by the setting sun

Previous Walk: Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike (Tue 27 Dec 2005)

Next Walk: Longside Edge and Skiddaw (Thu 29 Dec 2005)

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