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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

WalkDescriptionGradeMiles
1176Yewbarrow from Wasdalemoderate4.50
1246Black Sail Pass & Beck Head from Wasdale Headmoderate5.50
1932Slight Side from Whahouse Bridge moderate5.60
2675Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdaleeasy/mod6.00
2034Scafell from Wasdale Headhard6.50
1916Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)moderate6.50
1299Green Crag from Eskdalemoderate6.50
1303Buckbarrow, Seatallan & Middle Fellmoderate7.00
2229Tarns of Eskdaleeasy/mod7.50
2800The Scafells via Piers Gillmod/hard7.50
2900Pillar (by the High Level Path) from Wasdalemod/hard8.00
2718The Scafells from Wasdale Headmod/hard9.00
2361Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdalehard9.50
2362Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdalevery hard11.00
2341A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdalehard11.25
1126The Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Headhard11.50
2226The Scafells from Eskdalevery hard12.00
1690Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pikemod/hard12.50

The walks listed above are the nearest 18 from Wasdale when measured in a straight line.

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