8th October 2009

A short walk on Buckbarrow


Walk Overview
Time 14.55 to 16 30
Duration 1 hr 35 min
Distance 2.8 mile
Ascent 1170 ft
Walking with On my own
Harrow Head - Buckbarrow - Glade How - Gray Crag - Near Windsor Farm - Harrow Head
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Harrow Head, Wasdale

There aren't many places here I'm afraid. However, because the spaces are still some distance from the much busier parts of Wasdale, you'll generally be able to find a space here.


Route Map

Tosh Tarn; tantalisingly close, but just out of reach on private land.

And again, this time taken from the fellside on Buckbarrow.

Crossing the little beck on route to Buckbarrow.

The area around the southern side of Buckbarrow is littered with rocky outcrops and steep crags. Most of which are easily clambered over, but speaking for myself, anything like the one pictured here is definitely walked around.

Looking across to Lingmell and the Scafells.

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg towering above Wast Water and the screes.


Approaching the highest point on Buckbarrow.

Seatallan, Haycock and Middle Fell seen from Buckbarrow summit.

Middle Fell, Lingmell and the scafells.

A short distance from the summit you'll find this much more substantial cairn.

The nights aren't half cutting in now so I was somewhat limited as far as return routes go. It would have been nice to head up to Seatallan and perhaps Middle Fell, but they were out of the question at this time of day. It was small consolation I know, but I ended up doing a nice sweep around towards Windsor Farm before heading back down to the car.



Illgill Head and Whin Rigg.

I wasn't very high anyway, but was really warming up as I lost height on the way back down. Part of me was wishing I'd done a lower level walk through the valley instead, but I'm not really complaining, it was just a thought.


Back at the car now.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks