9th July 2015

An evening walk at Wasdale

Time 5 to 7:10pm
Duration 2 hr 10 min
Distance 4.8 mile
Ascent not much
Walking with Helen Clark
Cinderdale Bridge - Mill Place - Scale Bridge - Roan Wood - Greendale - Wast Water - Lund Bridge - Woodhow - Cinderdale Bridge
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre -
Roadside, Nether Wasdale

This is somewhere that I don't seem to walk from very often, which is a shame because there is some lovely countryside in this area. On a few of the times I have began walks here I've simply parked the car in the roadside parking area next to the church. Now, we're asked politely to use the car park 450 yards further down the road.


Route Map


We knew it was going to be a dry evening but this amount of blue sky was something of a surprise; albeit a very welcome one. Because of this we extended the walk a little bit further than originally planned so we could include Greendale. Here, just across from the car park I peep over the wall to take a photo of Whin Rigg and Illgill head.

Mill Place.


Once through the yard at Mill Place we begin the walk through the valley and the view really opens up to show Illgill Head, Whin Rigg and the top section of The Screes.

Middle Fell, Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell.

As we walk through Roan Wood one of it's smallest residents decided that my leg would do nicely for it's supper. 24 hours later and it was swollen, red, very hot and itching like mad, , , , I mean my leg not the insect.


Greendale Gill, taken from Greendale Bridge found in the hamlet of Greendale. Okay, now that we're agreed on the name of the place we head along the road to Wast Water.


If it's a good view you're after then how about this one which won the Britain's Favorite View competition on telly in 2007.

The screes, seen from the small island in Wast Water.

A close up of Yewbarrow.

and a close up of Great Gable.

'the view' seen from the road just before we head onto the grounds of Wasdale Hall.

And one last time.

The boathouse as seen from the path around the edge of Low Wood.

Looking up to the craggy side of Whin Rigg.

As we reach Woodhow Farm I turn around to take a picture of Whin Rigg.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks