1st August 2004

The Mosedale Horseshoe.


Walk Overview
Time 07:30 to 13:55
Duration 6 hr 25 min
Distance 10.6 mile
Ascent 4134 ft
Walking with On my own
Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Pillar - Scoat Fell - Steeple - Red Pike - Wast Water - Wasdale Head
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Car park, Wasdale Head

Wasdale can boast possession of the highest mountain, the deepest lake and the smallest church. What I'd like to do is add the busiest car park onto this list. During the summer months this is an incredibly popular place, particularly in June when the three peak walkers are out in force.

Unbelievable I know, but parking is actually free. This tiny hamlet also has a hotel / pub, a shop, a camp site and all the facilities you expect to find with it.


Route Map

The packhorse bridge over Mosedale Beck. The bridge is behind the Wasdale Head Inn

Mosedale from the path between Wasdale Head and the bottom of Black Sail Pass

Looking down to Ennerdale Valley from the crags between Looking Stead and Pillar

Pillar Summit with the end of Ennerdale Water and Great Borne behind

Zooming in on Ennerdale Water and part of the valley

Wind Gap from the path leading up to Black Crag

Scoat Fell summit looking over to very hazy north western fells

Haycock from Scoat Fell

Another hazy picture of Ennerdale Water, this time from Steeple summit. The fell on the left of the lake is Anglers Crag and Crag Fell. On the right is Bowness Knott and Great Borne

Scoat Tarn with Middle Fell and Seatallan from the path up to Red Pike.

Red Pike summit with Pillar behind

Looking back across Red Pikes short ridge

Red Pike from the path near Dropping Crag

Wast Water and the Scafells a little further on from Dropping Crag

Looking back up the very steep path up to Yewbarrow. The route I took ran below the craggy section on the left side of picture (dropping crag)

Wast Water and the Scafells, this time from the road leading to Wasdale Head.

Great Gable from the car park at Wasdale Head

David Hall -
Lake District Walks