Packhorse Bridge in Wasdale

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

Overview

Spectacular classic walks for all abilities on the doorstep. There's options suitable for everyone from wheelchair users right up to technical navigational high mountain walks. From the shores of Wast Water and the nearby Whin Rigg and Nether Wasdale Common to the challenging Pillar, Great Gable and Scarfell Pike, England's highest mountain.

What makes it special

  • Quiet Wasdale valley
  • Spectacular and highest English mountains

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in Wasdale

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Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90, and Explorer OL4

OS Grid Ref: NY144044

Lat/Lng: 54.428319, -3.319738

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Relaxing swim in Wast Water

Watersports in Wasdale

The hostel grounds run down to the lakeshore. Paddling, canoeing and kayaking are available on the lake, a stones throw from the hostel door, just remember to bring your own equipment.

Eskdale Mill

Eskdale Mill

1 mile The mill with its historic working machinery, is one of the oldest water powered corn mills in England.

Mountain biking in Eskdale

For those with energy to burn, and a certain amount of experience, there is the trickier mountain route into the neighbouring valley of Wasdale and coming back to the hostel by Burnmoor into Wasdale v

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

If you fancy a challenge then try the high peaks of Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Harter Fell just a stone's throw from the hostel door.

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

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

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.

Muncaster Castle with Steppe Eagal and handler insert

Muncaster Castle

Historic haunted castle, with 70 acres of stunning Gardens, set against the back drop of the fells.  Home to the Hawk and Owl Centre, where from Easter through to min-Oct there are daily flying d

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.  

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 Ennerdale

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.

Mountain bikers cycling over hill to sunset

Mountain biking in Ennerdale

Situated alongside moderately graded forest roads, the hostel also has easy access to the lanes and B roads of West Cumbria.

Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Lake District Underpainting

Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway

Travel for seven miles from a delightful coastal village, through two glorious valleys to the foot of England’s highest mountains. Visit the Railway website