Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pillar by the High Level Route – 15 October

With the Joss Naylor Dinner providing the excuse for a weekend in Wasdale we had a leisurely trot up over Pillar from Wasdale Head by the High Level Route, passed John Robinson’s cairn to Pillar Rock, followed by the short steep descent to the head of Mosedale and a pint at the Wasdale Head Inn. There is nowt more you could ask for than a day like this.

20111015-JNLCDinner-5012Overbeck Bridge

20111015-JNLCDinner-1008Mosedale and Yewbarrow above Dore Head

20111015-JNLCDinner-1016Ennerdale with the Buttermere fells beyond and Grasmoor in the distance

20111015-JNLCDinner-1025Head of Ennerdale with Black Sail Youth Hostel

20111015-JNLCDinner-1032Plaque below John Robinson’s Cairn

John Robinson of Lorton was a Cumbrian Yeoman and a pioneer climber and guide in the Lakes who is remembered by the above plaque placed below a large cairn on the route he used to walk between Lorton and Wasdale Head. There are few routes in the Lakes as delightful, interesting and thoroughly satisfying as the High Level Route to Pillar.


20111015-JNLCDinner-1041 Another look down to Black Sail Youth Hostel

20111015-JNLCDinner-1056Great Gable, Great End, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell on the far horizon

20111015-JNLCDinner-1062Ennerdale – the very best of the Lake District

20111015-JNLCDinner-1072Mosedale with Scafell Pike beyond

20111015-JNLCDinner-5032Great Gable at the head of Wasdale

20111015-JNLCDinner-5019Wasdale Head Inn – the home of British climbing


  1. Looks like a decent day in Lakeland Ian. Is there anything better than a pint in the Wasdale Head Inn after a run out over the high fells?

  2. Wonderful photos - I've not been there for years now.

  3. beautiful. Looking forward to spending some long days there in the summer