The Mosedale Horseshoe

Mosedale Horseshoe

Route Information

Unnamed Road, Seascale CA20 1EX, UK


Summits on this Route
Yewbarrow - 627m Not Rated
Yewbarrow North Top (Stirrup Crag) - 616m Not Rated
Red Pike (Wasdale) - 826m Not Rated
Scoat Fell - 841m Not Rated
Black Crag - 828m Not Rated
Pillar - 892m Not Rated
Looking Stead (Pillar) - 627m Not Rated
Kirk Fell - 802m Not Rated

Route Summary:

A popular circuit around the Mosedale valley including some scrambling on Yewbarrow

Distance: 18.7 Kms

Ascent: 1570 metres

Time: 7-8 hours

Start and Finish: Wastwater - Wasdale

Facilities: Pub and Toilets, catering van.

Hazards: Some scramly and steep sections

Public Transport:

Parking: Paid for parking available

Parking Post Code for Sat Nav: CA20 1EX

The Mosedale Horseshoe

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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.

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