Wasdale Walks and Walking Guide
Lake District, Cumbria
Wasdale is one the finest valleys in the Lake District National Park. At the head of the valley are Scafell and Scafell Pike with Great Gable also prominent. Amenities in the valley are limited with a large campsite a popular place to stay. The Wasdale Head Inn is a source of food and drink. Public transport is non-existent so private transport is essential. Also included in this section are walks from Eskdale where routes to the Scafells also start.
All the walks listed below are free to download and print with GPS files available for all routes. There are few easy walks for families and most routes require fellwalking skills. However walks to the tarns above Eskdale offer easier walking.
★ = GPS file available
|1176★||Yewbarrow from Wasdale||moderate||4.50|
|1246★||Black Sail Pass & Beck Head from Wasdale Head||moderate||5.50|
|1932★||Slight Side from Whahouse Bridge||moderate||5.60|
|2675★||Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale||easy/mod||6.00|
|2034★||Scafell from Wasdale Head||hard||6.50|
|1916★||Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)||moderate||6.50|
|1299★||Green Crag from Eskdale||moderate||6.50|
|1303★||Buckbarrow, Seatallan & Middle Fell||moderate||7.00|
|2229★||Tarns of Eskdale||easy/mod||7.50|
|2800★||The Scafells via Piers Gill||mod/hard||7.50|
|2900★||Pillar (by the High Level Path) from Wasdale||mod/hard||8.00|
|2718★||The Scafells from Wasdale Head||mod/hard||9.00|
|2361★||Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale||hard||9.50|
|2362★||Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdale||very hard||11.00|
|2341★||A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale||hard||11.25|
|1126★||The Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Head||hard||11.50|
|2226★||The Scafells from Eskdale||very hard||12.00|
|1690★||Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pike||mod/hard||12.50|
The walks listed above are the nearest 18 from Wasdale when measured in a straight line.
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