The Wasdale Horseshoe

Fri 5 Mar 2004

Route: A6 Shap road summit - Whatshaw Common - Little Yarlside - Great Yarlside - Wasdale Pike - Wasdale Head Farm - A6 Shap road summit

Distance: 5.75 miles

Ascent: 1,150ft

Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

With: On Own


Overcast with a short rain shower towards the end of the walk, moorland, some bog jumping and fence climbing skill was required.

A. Wainwright's 'The Wasdale Horseshoe' walk in his book 'The Outlying Fells of Lakeland' [page 248].

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The A6 Shap road summit

The Memorial, A6 Shap road summit

The Memorial, A6 Shap road summit

Little Yarlside with Great Yarlside behind (skyline) from Whatshaw Common. Just follow the wall

The Head of Crookdale

Crookdale from the climb up Little Yarlside

Great Yarlside from Little Yarlside

The Howgill Fells from Great Yarlside's summit

Harter Fell, Mardale (centre skyline) from Wasdale Pike

Shap with a touch of snow still on the Pennines in the distance from Wasdale Pike

Heading for Wasdale Head. Just aim for the mast

A diversion off AW's route to visit a perched boulder, "To Stone or to'ther" as marked on the OS 1:25,000 map

The ruins of Wasdale Head Farm

Shap Pink Quarry (Granite)

Nearly back on the A6, looking up Wasdale to Little and Great Yarlside

Previous Walk: Place Fell (Sun 29 Feb 2004)

Next Walk: High Street from Mardale Head (Sun 7 Mar 2004)

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