Yewbarrow

Name of walk Yewbarrow
Date of walk 2006-10-09
Distance walked (miles) 4
Duration of walk 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather Sunshine
Peaks on walk Yewbarrow
Walked with Ged and blind Kas
Parking Overbeck car park on the side of Wast Water

Finally a nice day with good visibility. Ged, Kas and I went up Yewbarrow (2058ft) shown on the left of the photo below, half in sunlight.

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This photo was actually taken on the way home, but is a good scene setter!

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The walk was Yewbarrow from Overbeck Bridge at Wasdale. We followed the wall up the steep grassy slope made a left and then negotiated the scree and rocks between Dropping Crag on the left and Bell Rib on the right

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Approaching Yewbarrow.

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The route through the rocks. Two climbers can be seen on the horizon.

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Don`t look down it`s steep!

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View down.

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Hands and knees required in places.

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View out to Burnmoor Tarn from Great Door.

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Summit with Scafell Pike in cloud to my right and Great Gable left.

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Kas looking at Scafell Pike.

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Kirk Fell and Great Gable left, Lingmell on right. Had lunch sat on a rock admiring the view.

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Clouds just off Scafell Pike.

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Heading to Dore Head. Pillar to the left.

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A bit windy....should have brought his trousers!

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Pillar and Mosedale Valley.

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Jigsaw of Wasdale Head.

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To reach Dore Head we had to climb down Stirrup Crag. In his book, Wainwright says "...From Dore Head Stirrup Crag looks very formidable and the upper band of the rock unassailable, but getting up it is no more than a strenuous exercise in elementary gymnastics and unusual postures. (And we were coming down with a dog!!) Follow the trail of blood left by the author, or, if the elements have removed this evidence of his sufferings, the debris of dentures, bootsoles, etc., left by other pilgrims...." ...Hmmmm......I think he was trying to say that the route was a bit iffy! Above is one of the bits we had to climb down.

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The two people at the bottom give an idea of scale....formidable going up, a bleedin` bugger going down!

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Side view of Stirrup Crag, Scafell Pike behind.

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Now the easy walk back down Overbeck.

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Highland or Aberdeen Angus cows, bulls and calves to speed past.

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View down Wastwater.

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Another classic view on the way home.

A good day!
Jo.
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