/ 2-3 Night Circuit from Wasdale Head
If not, then any route suggestions including Scafell for a few days out on the fells would be more than welcome.
Yeah, returning to start was the idea. I'm relatively fit but I'll be by myself and I want it to be enjoyable rather than a forced march.
The best high-level route between the two is probably over Scafell Pike, down past Angle Tarn to the top of Stakes Pass, past the Langdale Pikes, High Raise, down Wythburn towards Dunmail Raise, up Helvellyn from that side, down Swirral Edge, up Striding Edge, then back via something close to the same route. But that'd be a bit of a mission. It'd probably be easier if you left the car in Borrowdale then went back via Watendlath. Or you could ditch Striding Edge and do something around the South West fells, Ennerdale etc...
Day 1: Ennerdale Water - High Stile - Haystacks - Brandreth - high camp somewhere
Day 2: Gables Green & Great - Sty Head - Scafell range - Wasdale
Day 3: Kirk Fell - Pillar - etc - Haycock - Ennerdale Water
Dammit, I want to go for a long walk in the Lakes, now...
You could maybe return via Borrowdale for a bit of variety, but that sounds lumpy and long.
Is there any particular reason for being strongly drawn to Wasdale for the start?
> Day 1: Ennerdale Water - High Stile - Haystacks - Brandreth - high camp somewhere
> Day 2: Gables Green & Great - Sty Head - Scafell range - Wasdale
> Day 3: Kirk Fell - Pillar - etc - Haycock - Ennerdale Water
Having had a quick gander, that looks pretty good.
In reply to Liam M:
Not really. I'll be coming from the South and I know a few people that have used the Wasdale Head Inn as a good place to park up for a few days.
Tis one of best walks in the lakes - feels something like remote for most of it, you could even break the 3 night camping with a 2 nd night at Black sail and then head up over Great Gable & onto Scafell Pike. Through the week you will meet few souls in the western fells.
Well, Tuesday is the day. Going from Wasdale Head and following the Ennerdale circuit clockwise until Great Gable, crossing over to Great End, up Scafell Pike and then back down to Wasdale Head. Doing two nights out on the fells, the weather looks shocking and my one companion has cancelled on me. Do you know what? I can't f*cking wait.
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