Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Category: Wasdale

  • Burnmoor Tarn

    Burnmoor Tarn

    Described by Coleridge as “flounder-shaped” with “it’s Tail towards Sca’ Fell, at its head a gap forming an inverted arch with Black Comb & a peep of the Sea seen thro’ it“. He was on his ascent of Scafell in 1802, and took the direct route from Burnmoor Tarn, so he could well have passed…

  • Wasdale Head

    Wasdale Head

    A view that never fails to fascinate me, especially on such a glorious day. Wasdale Head, an oasis of lush, higgledy-piggledy fields. No design went into them. I am above Stirrup Crag on Yewbarrow. Everything is much greener and wetter than when I was last on these fells in June. Wastwater must be at least…

  • Wasdale Head and the Scafells

    Wasdale Head and the Scafells

    At 582m high Middle Fell is an unassuming hill overlooked by mighty neighbours. A craggy knoll just down from the summit offers unobstructed views of Wast Water and to the North East Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, and Sca Fell separated by the high col of Mickledore. Open Space Web-Map builder Code

  • Wast Water

    Wast Water

    Wasdale Head, the classic view. We were woken up at 5 o’clock this morning by the hurrying sound of crunching feet on the gravel. It was photographers, racing to get the prime location to capture the sunrise. I wasn’t impressed but avoided muscling my way into the line of tripod set up like crows on…

  • Buckbarrow


    The very prominent line of crags overlooking Nether Wasdale. Not a true summit but merely the hacked rocky end of the south ridge of Seatallan. Long Crag, Pike Crag and Bull Crag are the names. I read there is an interesting Grade 2** scramble but alas no sign of the recommended path, bracken rules. Open…