Kirk Fell | Pillar | Red Pike  
Date: 3rd August 2020 Distance: 17.0km (10.56 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Wasdale Head
Start Location: Wasdale Head Ascent (m/ft): 1489m (4885ft) Weather:


Time Started: 08:50 Highest Point: Pillar (892m/2926ft) Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 9 Hours 35 Minutes        
Route: Wasdale Head - Mosedale - Gatherstone Head - Black Sail Pass - Kirkfell Crags - Kirk Fell (802m/2631ft) - Black Sail Pass - Pillar (892m/2926ft) - Black Crag (828m/2717ft) - Red Pike (826m/2710ft) - Dore Head - Dorehead Screes - Mosedale - Ritson's Force Waterfall - Wasdale Head


The old packhorse bridge in Wasdale.

Following the wall into Mosedale. Black Crag and Pillar up on the skyline.

Yewbarrow and Dorehead Screes. The screes is my route down as there is a steep path alongside!

Waterfalls along the path to Black Sail Pass.

Looking back to Yewbarrow and Red Pike.

The summit shelter on Kirk Fell.

A view to the Screes and Wastwater from Kirk Fell.

The spectacular Sca Fells and Lingmell.

Neighbouring Great Gable.

The north face of Pillar and the line of the High Level Route to Robinsons Cairn on the right.

A stunning view down into Ennerdale and to Haystacks, High Crag and High Stile.

The craggy north face.

Looking the other way down Mosedale to Wasdale.

The summit trig on Pillar.

Ennerdale from the edge of Pillar and Pillar Rock down below.

Pillar Rock.

Ennerdale Water at the far end of the valley.

Descending down off Pillar to Black Crag. Steeple over to the right in the background too.

Red Pike.

The summit cairn on Black Crag.

Ennerdale and the Cumbrian Coast.

Black Crag summit looking to Red Pike.

Found just by the summit.

Red Pike, like a breaking wave.

Red Pike summit.

The cairn sits right on the edge of the cliff.

A stunning view towards the Scafells from the descent down to Dore Head.

Slightly better light now!

The amazing Wasdale Screes and Wast Water.

Kirk Fell.

Great End, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell. Slight Side on the far right.

Stirrup Crag and Yewbarrow.


A full height view of Kirk Fell.

The view up the insanely steep Dorehead Screes. Wasn't a nice descent!

The waterfall above Ritsons Force.

Ritson's Force.

Great Gable.

One of the best views in the country! Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and Sca Fell.

The Screes and Wast Water.