Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

Overview


 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 Great Gable.
 
 Best Walk from the Ramblers: From this most remote of hostels, head up Scarth Gap and over the top of Haystacks. After Blackbeck Tarn, head south east to Brandreth and join the path to the summit of Great Gable. Ensure you're properly prepared and you'll be rewarded with a spectacular mountain panorama.
 
  
 Mountain Biking
 
 
 Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass. These both offer stunning views of the Ennerdale valley and Wasdale.
 
  
 Cycling
 
 
 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.
 
  
 Climbing

 
 Don't miss the classic scramble up Slab and Notch on Pillar Rock."    

What makes it special

  • Fantastic for cycling and climbing

Hostels nearby

YHA Black Sail exterior

YHA Black Sail

YHA Exclusive Hire
Private rooms available
Self-catering kitchen

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY 19149 11424

Lat/Lng: 54.491678, -3.2496927

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

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

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Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

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