Start point: Overbeck Bridge (NY 168 068)

Overbeck Bridge – Bell Rib – Great Door – Yewbarrow (South Top) Yewbarrow (North Top) – Dore Head – Overbeck – Overbeck Bridge

Distance: 4.5 miles     Total Ascent: 1077 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 50 minutes

Weather: Sunny spells with a cool wind. 15°C.

Today’s walk in cooler weather than recently was up to Yewbarrow from Wasdale. This walk starts with a steep ascent from Overbeck Bridge followed by a scree climb and a walk along the full length of the ridge before another scramble down Stirrup Crag before contouring back along Yewbarrow’s western slopes. A lovely, shorter walk which gives good views to the head of Wasdale, the Scafells and Great Gable.


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