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Pillar (by the High Level Path) from Wasdale
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Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 2900 feet / 879 metres

Time - 6 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

Few places in Lakeland have a view to compete with those from the summit of Pillar. This Lake District walk is for the adrenaline junkies using the airy and exposed High Level Path. The route returns via the normal path down via Looking Stead. If possible, choose a clear day to enjoy this classic and thrilling walk. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Pillar. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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The Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 1246
Black Sail Pass & Beck Head from Wasdale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2034
Scafell from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2800
The Scafells via Piers Gill
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2718
The Scafells from Wasdale Head
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

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1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2341
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A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
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Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km
Walk 1690
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Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pike
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
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Length - 5.2 miles / 8.5 km
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High Birkhow & Low Wood from Wast Water
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Length - 4.2 miles / 6.8 km
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Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
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Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1306
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Base Brown & Great Gable from Seathwaite
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2046
3.8 miles / 6.1 km away
Great End via the north west face from Seathwaite
Grade - very hard
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 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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