15th April 2006

A linier walk above Wasdale - Buckbarrow to Red Pike


Walk Overview
Time 09.25 to 15.25
Duration 6 hr
Distance 8.75 mile
Ascent 3700 ft
Walking with Andrew and Anne Leaney
Nr Harrow Head Farm - Buckbarrow - Glade How - Seatallan - Pots of Ashness - Haycock - Steeple - Scoat Fell - Red Pike - Low Tarn - Over Beck - Overbeck Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Harrow Head, Wasdale

There aren't many places here I'm afraid. However, because the spaces are still some distance from the much busier parts of Wasdale, you'll generally be able to find a space here.


Route Map

Looking down to Tosh Tarn from the path up to Buckbarrow.

Buckbarrow and Seatallan.

Taken from the route off Seatallan and looking ahead to Haycock over the Pots of Ashness which turned out to be a lot less boggy than we expected.

A hazy view west, towards the coast. The buildings (chimneys) on the skyline are part of the Sellafield site.

Scoat Tarn with Red Pike behind.

Leaving Haycock. From here we followed the wall up to the highest point on the skyline and then turned left onto the pointed summit of Steeple.

Ennerdale Water.

The impressive shape of Steeple seen from the main ridge.
On the ridge behind you have Starling Dodd on the left, Red Pike (Ennerdale) behind steeple and High Stile on the right.

From the edge of the ridge next to Little Scoat Fell looking across towards Pillar.

Kirk Fell with the darker summit of Great Gable behind, taken from Red Pike.

Haycock from the off path route we took down to Low Tarn.

As we were walking from Low Tarn to Over Beck we got this surprising view of Great Gable seen between Great Knott / Kirk Fell and Stirrup Crag.

And a little further down the route Kirk Fell comes into view.

Looking back up the path beside Over Beck.

Wast Water with Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slight Side.

Dropping Crag and Bell Rib. Almost at the end of the walk and walking in very warm sunshine.

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