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The birthplace of English mountaineering and one of the remotest areas of Lakeland, Wasdale has always been extremely popular with LUHC members. The valley lies in the shadow of England's tallest fell - Scafell Pike, and Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Pillar provide similarly strenuous challenges for the eager hiker. There are smaller, less frequented fells in the south of the valley such as Illgill Head, which drops sharply into the depths of Wast Water, but Wasdale trips mainly focus on the larger mountains. There are countless famous routes here for climbers to explore, and after a day on the fells the only thing to do in the valley is to retire to Ritson's Bar at the Wasdale Head - always full throughout the year with a good range of Cumbrian ales. LUHC trips here are often camping weekends, usually in the Lent and Summer terms to make use of the ice and snow, or the long mountain days.

Upcoming trips

There are current no upcoming trips to Wasdale planned. Come along to our next Planning Meeting in the last week of term to suggest it as a location for next term!

Previous Trips

 Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June, 2013
      Photos from the trip


We currently don't have any routes on file for Wasdale. Send us an email or pop into foyer if you'd like to contribute a route!