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Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Introduction to Walk 1176

Photo from the walk - Yewbarrow from Wasdale

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 1985 feet / 602 metres

Time - 3 hours 30 minutes

Grade - moderate

Yewbarrow is a superb hill on the shores of Wastwater in Lakeland. This Lake District walk includes a superb circuit and after visiting the summit descends to Dore Head before returning to Wasdale. The views, especially of the Scafells, are excellent throughout the walk. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Yewbarrow. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2341
A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
Grade - hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km
Walk 1690
Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pike
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1126
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
The Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 1246
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Black Sail Pass & Beck Head from Wasdale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2034
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Scafell from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2800
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
The Scafells via Piers Gill
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2900
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Pillar (by the High Level Path) from Wasdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2718
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
The Scafells from Wasdale Head
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1303
1.7 miles / 2.6 km away
Buckbarrow, Seatallan & Middle Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2355
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1299
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Green Crag from Eskdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2361
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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