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Yewbarrow

Yewbarrow



Grid Reference: NY 17338 08472
Height: 628 metres/2060 feet

"Many mountains have been described as having the shape of the inverted hull of a boat, but none of them more fittingly than Yewbarrow, which extends along the west side of Wasdale for two miles as a high and narrow ridge."
A Wainwright

Yewbarrow, above the valley of Wasdale is a prominent viewpoint when seen from the shores of Wastwater, the steep sided fell has a stunning profile when seen from this side of the valley. From Wasdale Head the shape is somewhat different, the long flat summit ridge towers above the Wasdale Head Inn.

The shape of the mountain makes the ascent steep from all directions, the two main paths both mean a little easy scrambling will be required. The path directly up from Overbeck Bridge climbs steeply up the grass slope before a steep scree slope is reached and must be climbed to reach the summit ridge. From Dore Head at the northern end of the fell a short but easy scramble on good rock over Stirrup Crag brings the walker to the north summit and the fine ridge leading to the true summit of Yewbarrow.

the views from the summit make the climb worthwhile, fine views over the head of Wasdale are remarkable, particularly of Great Gable and the Scafell range.

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Looking up at Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    Yewbarrow & Haycock

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground to some of the remotest summits in the Lake District

    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. 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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  5. Wasdale Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £44.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:

    Exposure:

    Two great days walking above Ullswater, high levels of exposure on the Striding Edge ridge
    Distance: Up to 13km / 8 miles per day Ascent: Up to 1050m / 3400ft per day
    Duration: 2 days Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  6. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge

    £299.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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