Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Overview

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

Hostels nearby

Climbing in Wasdale

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Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90, and Explorer OL4

OS Grid Ref: NY 210 100

Lat/Lng: 54.479513, -3.2202387

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.

Cycling in Black Sail

Cycling in Black Sail

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.  

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere. Visit the website

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Borrowdale

The 19 kilometre red grade Altura trail has two loops which includes 15 kilometres of challenging single track sections and popular features like berms, jumps, rock features, skinnies, cork screws and

Cycling

Cycling in Borrowdale

Cycling around Derwentwater is a great day in the saddle. Admire the ever changing and breathtaking views across Derwentwater and stop off at the cafe at Grange and Keswick to keep you going.

Climbing

Climbing in Borrowdale

Shepherd's crag is a unique climbing ground! The buttresses provide good pitches for both beginner and tiger. The rock is generally excellent.

Watersports

Watersports around Borrowdale

Fast and furious dragon boat racing is a must for groups and for something totally different, don't miss the experience of sailing or rowing a Viking Longboat.

Running

Running in Borrowdale

The Borrowdale valley has a great reputation with fell runners. And thanks to the races the hostel organises, YHA Borrowdale is now attracting plenty of people with a passion for dashing.

runners

Borrowdale Fell Race

The Borrowdale Fell Race is an endurance challenge consisting of 17 miles across tough terrain including 6500 feet of ascent (27km, 2000m).

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley

Ennerdale Lake and Valley     The Ennerdale Valley is a remote, wild valley with magnificent scenery with a wide range of walking and cycling routes. Visit the website   &nb

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Wild Ennerdale Valley project

Visit this secluded valley to experience a sense of wildness, increasingly rare in this busy urban world we live in. Visit the website  

cycling

Cycling in Buttermere

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a famous endurance event taking place in early May each year. It’s a 112 mile ride over all the principle mountain passes of Lakeland.