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Wasdale Head

Where to meet: Outside the Wasdale Head Inn
Postcode:  CA20 1EX
Grid Reference: NY 186 087 

Directions

Gosforth can easily be found on the A595 road south of Egremont (An easy drive south from Cockermouth and Workington). Follow the road through the village, turning left as the road forks on the High Street.

Follow this road taking the left hand fork (avoiding Nether Wasdale) and follow the road signs for Wasdale Head and Wastwater.

When a junction is reached near the lake (Wastwater) turn left and follow this lane past the end of the lake until after two sharp bends a car park is seen on the right of the road, a short distance away from the Wasdale Head Inn. Park here and we will meet outside the Wasdale Head Inn.

Bus Services

There are no bus services to Wasdale Head.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Great Gable from Wasdale Head

    Great Gable from Wasdale Head

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    One of the shorter routes to the high summits of the Lake District but steep and rough underfoot at times

    Distance: 10km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 1100m / 3600ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Pillar and Black Crag

    Pillar & the High Level Route

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground with some easy scrambling, one of the great walks in the Lake District

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1400m / 4700ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  3. The Mosedale Horseshoe with Pillar at the head

    Pillar from Wasdale Head

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long day on the fells with a few scrambles, but a classic Lakeland route

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Pillar Rock from the High Level Route

    Pillar Rock by Slab & Notch

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    An exposed scramble to one of the most dramatic places in the Lake District, a long walk in

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1400m / 4700ft
    Duration: 8-9 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 3:1
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  5. Great Gable from Lingmell

    Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb to start then great walking through heathery fellside with stunning views over Wastwater throughout

    Distance: 12km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 960m / 3200ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  6. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very long day above the Wasdale Valley covering some of the most iconic summits in England

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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