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Name:Yewbarrow
Hill number:2450
Height:627m / 2057ft
Parent (Ma):2368  Pillar
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Western Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Irt
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Submarilyn, Buxton & Lewis,
Bridge, Clem, Trail 100
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,sMa,BL,Bg,Cm,T100)
Grid ref:NY 17337 08473
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:142m
Col:485m  NY174095  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 891 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
BGR.neilblair35315/07/2019
from Bell Rib and back down by Over Beck. 11th Ascent.IWC08/07/2019
Walked along from the North Top. Solo.Dangerous Dave04/07/2019
Mosedale horseshoe just yen and I. Started from Wasdale then up Kirk fell, pillar, Scoat, steeple, red pike and the Yewbarrow.Mountainhikes26/06/2019
160belly28/05/2019
Billy Bland recce with Marsden Racerstsar.nathan18/05/2019
With JGCW07/05/2019
Mosedale Horseshoe from Overbeck Bridge: Looking Stead, Pillar, Little Scoat Fell, Steeple, Red Pike and Yewbarrow. Coldest May bank holiday on record. Stayed at the White Mare in Beckermet.Lazylizzie05/05/2019
627mThe Grouse09/04/2019
From Overbeck bridge via Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Pilar, Scoat fell plus Steeple, down Nether Beck With BethanyByronHaywood23/03/2019
Beautiful November day. Clear blue sky and warm out of the wind. Started at Overbeck Bridge and enjoyed the steep ascent through the crags. Went on to Stirrup Crag and then down to Dore Head. As it was only 13:30 we carried on to Red Pike then retraced our steps to the south top looking for the chair but failed. So we descended to low tarn then down into Over Beck and back to out starting point. Fantastic day.axe.stephen17/11/2018
With Colin staying a week at Wasdale Head at the National Trust's Campsite.jonesj210/09/2018
From Overbeck Bridge up gully between Dropping Crag and Bell Rib. This was difficult but achievable with care. Walking North descended left at the depression before Stirrup Crag down to Over Beck. Used path on West side of Over Beck back to car. Superb sunny day with fantastic visibility.Grasmoor25/08/2018
On Ownwhiteuss05/08/2018
First time back in the Lake District for a long time. I'd actually been up Yewbarrow before, but not included it here along with any other of the countless mountains I can't remember when I younger so only including ones done recentlyAltheus17/07/2018
Yew Barrow Car Park, Wastwater - Kirk Fell - Pillar - Scoat Fell - Steeple - Red Pike - Yew Barrow - YEW BARROW Car Park, Wastwatereviljeff915/07/2018
From Overbeckdavidsharpe2314/07/2018
With Jules from Overbeck car park ..stunning views on a warm Saturday that just got better..Grey Hare14/07/2018
With SR PS and dogs, hot ascent from cp. up Bell Rib to summit, return same way too hot for dogs.Frank06/07/2018
Quick up and down with chris, weather was cold and windy so not much fun, easier ascent than expected though coming down on the far side was difficult would do it the other way round if we were to repeat it.ie: up the north side. Had intended to do Red Pike too but there was quite a lot of mist which put us off. However as we came down the weather improved so we probably could have done it. Serves us right for setting off early!karentracey17/06/2018
With Red Pike, Haycock, Scoat Fell, Steeple and Caw FellNicky11/06/2018
Start in Wasdale YHA. Up Yewbarrow, Red pike, Haycock, Scoat fell, Caw fell, Steeple. Ended in Ennerdale YHA.george_herbert_27/05/2018
Up the middleCyclistno126/05/2018
Buckbarrow, via Windsor Far, to Greendale Tarn and up Middle Fell and on to Seatallan. Seatallan to High Pikehow and on to Haycock via Nether Wasdale Common. Haycock to Steeple and Scoat Fell. The on to Red Pike and Yewbarrow via Stirrup Crag. Return to Greendale via road.raymooremanx19/05/2018
with Ian REllie's Hills18/05/2018
2nd time on yewbarrow up from bell rib solocolinfielding15/05/2018
Bell Rib > Yewbarrow > Yewbarrow North Top (Stirrup Crag) from GR: NY 16824 06823ronaldo33328/04/2018
From Overbeck Bridge. Scramble between Dropping Crag and Bell Rigg then onto summit.Alan Caine28/04/2018
On major attempt to bag all the remaining Wasdale fells on our list. Stirrup crag on the way down quite an ordeal but managed it in the end in our group of four.jpitches09/04/2018
Great walk from south to northWayne Mac02/11/2017
Starting at Wasdale Head Innsimonjallen27/10/2017
Up from Over Beck Car park up the river valley with wife. Weathwer claggy but improved as the day went on. Onto Dore Head for lunch. Then took the 'Third Path' essentially staying level with Dore Head over a weak scree and stone path til we found the obvious middle of the saddle direct route. Took in both summits, but then retreated to lee because of biting wind. Never looked forward to doing Yewbarrow, but it's over now. It looks so ominous, but we found a way to kinda tame it. More direct on the official path downhill after a bit of bum-sailing.nukeboy105/10/2017
From Wasdale NT Kirk Fell Pillar Scoat Fell Steeple Red Pike YewbarrowWifey201630/09/2017
Kirk fell, Pillar, Scott fell,Steeple,Red Pike and Yewbarrow Taking us to 213Tobo196930/09/2017
From CP near Overbeck Bridge, Dropping Crag and Great Door to summit. Descend to Over Beck valley just before Stirrup Crag and follow valley to return to start. Warm/sunny/light breeze.TBR19/09/2017
Glad I missed this out when I did the Mosedale horseshoe yesterday as there was very little cloud today and the views were fantastic. Parked in the NT car park at Overbeck Bridge and ascended on the path up the South face. Walked across to the North top and then back to the lowest point between the two tops and took the path which descends transversely to Dore head. Back down on the path West of the beck. Very wet underfoot.tsharp13/09/2017
With MagsMattS10/08/2017
Started from the Wasdale Head Inn campsite straight up the nose of Kirk Fell followed the fence line down Kirkfell Crags to Black Sail Pass up onto Pillar, Scoat Fell via Wind Gap, out & back to Steeple, Red Pike,Yewbarrow via Door Head dropping down to Overbeck Bridge then back along the road to the car at the Wasdale Inn. Moved the car down the valley and parked car Ghyll Farm then ran back to bag Middle Fell, Seatalan & Buckbarrow.Stu Percival09/08/2017
Wainwright Walk #30 - Yewbarrow, Red Pike (Wasdale), Scoat Fell, Pillar.Kev_F09/08/2017
TD & CThis Dog31/07/2017
Sean BGR nav'ing legs 4 & 5 Sean, Jim, Euan, PhilLittledave27/07/2017
Climbed solo from car park via Bell Rib (gulley route). Met Andy and others on summit to support him on Bob Graham Round Leg 4.dhbond22/07/2017
Bagged as part of a five fell walk.alanm913/07/2017
With Sez, Pup, Doc & kids, PedroLittledave09/07/2017
ascended after Red Pike, tricky scramble up the North Face, route finding difficult in places. Weather turned bad on descent, heavy rain and thunderstormsdanielmudd198227/05/2017
Last top of seven reached while walking 11.5 miles around the Mosedale horseshoe following the route from Stuart Marshalls book Walking the Wainwrights. Park in the open space just before you reach Wasdale head Inn.WAYNE ROWLETT06/05/2017
Mosedale round. Kirk Fell - Pillar (HLR) - Scoat Fell - Steeple - Red Pike - YewbarrowMountainTerrier29/04/2017
Probably climbed before but not noted down... Enjoyable scramble on way up, descent a bit trickier, especially for the two dogs in following parties! Wasdale YHA - Bell Rib - Yewbarrow - Yewbarrow North Top - Black Crag 801 - Red Pike - Middle Scoat Fell - Steeple - Scoat Fell - Black Crag 828 - Pillar - Looking Stead - Black Sail YHA Dave, Jago, Andy Easby, Bishop, Paul, Steve Gstevem7622/04/2017
Huge round with Peter, Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoate Fell, Steeple, PillarInez20/04/2017
Yewbarrow, Yewbarrow North Top, Black Crag, Red Pike, Middle Scoat Fell, Steeple, Scoat Fell, Black Crag, Pillar, Kirk Fellkeithouk09/04/2017