The Mosedale Horseshoe
A popular circuit around the Mosedale valley including some scrambling on Yewbarrow
|18.9 km||1783 m||7-8 hours|
Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.
Start and Finish: Wastwater - Wasdale
Pub and Toilets, catering van.
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Some scramly and steep sections
Public Transport: Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): CA20 1EX
Paid for parking available
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The Mosedale Horseshoe Route Map and GPX Download
Summits on this Route
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The Mosedale Horseshoe Details
The Mosedale Horeseshoe is a classic Lakeland walk from Wasdale. Taking in 8 summits in one route, including 5 Wainwrights (Kirk Fell, Pillar, Scoat Fell, Red Pike and Yewbarrow), this is a tough day out in the hills.
The route starts off with a steep pull up to Kirk Fell before a decent to Black Sail Pass. It’s then back up to peak out on Pillar. The return leg of the horseshoe route continues over Scoat Fell and Red Pike, leaving a scramble over Yewbarrow and a descent to Wastwater to finish.
The Mosedale Horseshoe Route Description
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