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Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Introduction to Walk 1176

Photo from the walk - Yewbarrow from Wasdale

Nat Park - Lake District - Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 1985 feet / 602 metres

Grade - moderate

Yewbarrow is a superb hill on the shores of Wastwater in Lakeland. This Lake District walk includes a superb circuit and after visiting the summit descends to Dore Head before returning to Wasdale. The views, especially of the Scafells, are excellent throughout the walk. 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2341
A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
Grade - hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km
Walk 1690
Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pike
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1126
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
The Mosedale Horseshoe from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 11.5 miles / 18.7 km
Walk 1246
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Black Sail Pass & Beck Head from Wasdale Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 2034
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Scafell from Wasdale Head
Grade - hard
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2800
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
The Scafells via Piers Gill
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 2900
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
Pillar (by the High Level Path) from Wasdale
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2718
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
The Scafells from Wasdale Head
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1303
1.7 miles / 2.6 km away
Buckbarrow, Seatallan & Middle Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 2355
3.9 miles / 6.2 km away
Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1299
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Green Crag from Eskdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2361
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Lake District: Low Level and Lake Walks

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