Walking the Lake District Fells - Wasdale
The Scafells, Great Gable, Pillar
Part of the Walking the Lake District Fells series, this guidebook covers a wide range of routes to 25 Lakeland summits that can be climbed from the Wasdale, Eskdale and Ennerdale valleys, with highlights including Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Pillar. Suggestions for longer ridge routes are also included.
SeasonsYear-round walking. Winter walks, even on the lower fells, are not for the inexperienced or under-equipped.
CentresWasdale Head, Nether Wasdale, Santon Bridge, Gosforth, Boot, Eskdale Green, Black Sail Hut youth hostel, Ennerdale Bridge, Lamplugh
DifficultyStraightforward ascents on sometimes clear, sometimes faint paths, and occasionally pathless terrain, to be used as a basis for readers' own walks. Navigational skills are needed but no specialist equipment. Any scrambling is easy and non-scrambling alternatives are always provided.
Must SeeA fresh perspective on classic summits in the Lakes including Scafell Pike, Scafell, Great Gable, Pillar, Great End, Kirk Fell, Lingmell and Yewbarrow, and an inspiring introduction to lesser-known Lakeland fells such as Haycock and Slight Side
In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. He has also written a guide to Hadrian's Wall.View author profile
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