Caw Fell | Haycock | Seatallan | Buckbarrow  
Date: 26th November 2018 Distance: 20.1km (12.48 Miles) Parking: Wast Water
Start Location: Wast Water Ascent (m/ft): 981m (3219ft) Weather:


Time Started: 08:30 Highest Point: Haycock (797m/2615ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 7 Hours 18 Minutes        
Route: Wast Water (Near Greendale) - Nether Beck - Little Lad Crag - Caw Fell (697m/2287ft) - Haycock (797m/2615ft) - Gowder Crag - High Pikehow - Pots of Ashness - Shooting How - Seatallan (692m/2270ft) - Cat Bields - Glade How (433m/1241ft) - Buckbarrow (423m/1388ft) - Greendale - Wast Water

The weather is set to be the best day of the week today so what better walk than a 12.5 mile route around the breathtaking Wasdale Valley. 4 Wainwright Peaks and some dramatic views make this one of the very best!

A calm morning down by the shores of Wast Water.

The spectacular Wasdale Screes.

Snow on the summit of the Scafells.

Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell.

The Scafells.

One of the many waterfalls along Nether Beck.

Nether Beck.

The Nether Beck Valley with Haycock at its head.

A view down the valley with Slight Side on the skyline.


A view across the fell to Seatallan.

A full length view down Nether Beck to Middle Fell and Seatallan.

Blue skies above as I approach the Col.

The distant Sca Fells with Mickledor between the two peaks.

Gaining more height above Nether Beck.

Upon reaching the Col I turned left towards Haycock and was treated to a great view to Scoat Fell.

And a superb view towards High Stile and Red Pike.

Great Borne and the wooded valley of Ennerdale.


A view down to Ennerdale Water past Little Gowder Crag and Iron Crag.

Little Gowder Crag.

Sellafield Nuclear Power Station on the Coast.

Breathtaking mountain scenery on the way to Caw Fell.

Caw Fell summit Cairn.

A view across the summit to the coast.

No a breath of wind blowing as I admired the view from the summit.

Jaw Dropping views... wild and remote.

Sca Fell.

About 35 Miles away you can make out the mountains on the Isle of Man.

A view back down as I made my way up to Haycock.

The snowline is reached.

The summit cairn on Haycock.

Distant Helvellyn.

Views down Blengdale.

My route... a steep drop down to Pots of Ashness and then up the steep northern side of Seatallan.

The Scafells are rarely out of view along the walk.

The Scafells from High Pikehow 574m.

Great Gable.

It might be hard to see but there is a tarn there called Scoat Tarn.

The summit Trig on Seatallan. It was hardf work getting up the northern side but there is a faint path and it didn't take long, even with aching legs.

The ancient cairn on the summit, likely a bronze age burial mound.

OS Information.

A Panorama like no other...

The breathtaking view of the Cumbrian Coast.

A wider view of the summit.

Down by the cairn on Cat Bields.

The cairn on Glade How.

And another cairn, this one on the summit of Buckbarrow - the final wainwright for the day.

Looking towards the Screes.

Admiring the dramatic views from the edge of Buckbarrow.

A long way down... not for me!

Looking up from the bottom.

Walking the final section along the road back to Wast Water.