A Mosedale Horseshoe

Sat 28 Apr 2012

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

Distance: 10.50 miles

Ascent: 4,200ft

Time: 6 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall


Strong wind at times, broken cloud

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Kirk Fell and Great Gable

Rather than climbing Yewbarrow from Overbeck Bridge we decided to use the Bob Graham Round route of ascent

Ascending above Wastwater

Illgill Head and Wastwater

Burnmoor Tarn comes into view

Red Pike and Pillar from Yewbarrow's summit

Over Beck, Middle Fell and Seatallan

On the path to Dore Head

Red Pike from Dore Head

Looking back to Yewbarrow, with the Scafells behind, from our ascent of Red Pike

Looking towards Red Pike's summit

Scoat Tarn and Haycock

Pillar from Red Pike's summit cairn

Whin Rigg (on the far side of Wast Water), Middle Fell and Seatallan

Seatallan and Haycock

Looking towards Scoat Fell from Red Pike's summit


Ennerdale Water from Steeple

Haycock, Little Gowder Crag and Caw Fell from Scoat Fell

Scoat Fell's summit cairn on the wall

Black Crag and Pillar from Scoat Fell

Looking across Mirk Cove to Steeple

Looking across Wind Gap to Pillar

Mosedale, Kirk Fell and the Scafells from Wind Gap

Looking back to Black Crag, Scoat Fell and Steeple from Pillar

Pillar summit

Our route off Pillar with Great Gable ahead

Ennerdale far below

Mosedale with Yewbarrow on the right from high on Pillar

Looking across Ennerdale to High Stile and High Crag

Black Sail Pass

Yewbarrow and the Dorehead Screes from Gatherstone Beck

Mosedale and Pillar

Almost back at Wasdale Head

Wasdale Head Inn with Pillar behind (and generators on the right!)

Previous Walk: Walla Crag (Fri 27 Apr 2012)

Next Walk: Howtown to Glenridding (Ullswater shoreline) (Mon 7 May 2012)

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