Wastwater Screes

Sun 8 Dec 2002

Route: Brackenclose, Wasdale - Wastwater - Wastwater Screes - east side of Greathall Gill - Whin Rigg - Illgill Head - Brackenclose

Distance: 8.50 miles

Ascent: 2,050ft

Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

With: Anne


Sunshine, cold in the wind

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Screes path sign

Looking back to Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from the lake shore path


An easy path to start with, no scree

One of the first sections of scree, still easy going

Looking up Wastwater Screes

Yewbarrow seen across Wastwater

Big boulders and no path to follow any more, Wastwater Screes

A sea of scree, Wastwater Screes

Wastwater from the climb up by Greathall Gill

Looking towards Illgill Head from Whin Rigg summit

The top of the screes, Wasdale

Looking down on Wastwater and Wasdale Hall (YHA) in front of the trees

The view back to Whin Rigg

Great Gable, Lingmell and The Scafells from Illgill Head summit

Yewbarrow from Illgill Head

Wasdale Head panorama

Great How, Burnmoor Tarn and Harter Fell from the descent off Illgill Head

Looking up Lingmell Gill to The Scafells

A section of the Wastwater Screes

The view, classic Wasdale

Previous Walk: Kirk Fell direct and Great Gable (Sat 7 Dec 2002)

Next Walk: Loughrigg Fell (Sat 14 Dec 2002)

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