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Name:Great Yarlside
Hill number:3661
Height:597m / 1959ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Synge, Subdodd
Grid ref:NY 52045 07956
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Col:569m  NY 51678 07920  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:2cm higher than point 45m SW at NY 52005 07940
Survey:Leica NA730
Survey of Great Yarlside ( Final).doc
Comments:Deleted Dewey following line survey. Wainwright summit is hill 2575. See Database Notes
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A6 Shap Summit, Hazel Bank, Shap Quarry Mast, Wasdale Pike, Great Sleddale Crag, Sleddale Pike, Tongue Rigg, Ulthwaite Rigg, Harrop Pike, Lawyers Brow, Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common, A6. Great area for solitude & marsh plants!Vin05/03/2020
Whatshaw, Yarlside, Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike, Hazel Bank. With FR from A6 in mistBheinn21/01/2020
With NB from A6,Whatshaw E top and Common, Little and Great Yarlside, Lawyers Brow, Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike, Hazel Bank on another misty damp day.Frank21/01/2020
A combination of Crookdale and Wasdale horseshoes from from the A6 layby. Taking the bridleway down to Crookdale Bridge then: High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat, Harrop Pike, Wasdale Pike, Great Yarlside (both summits), Little Yarlside and Whatshaw Common. Winter solstice, a 12 mile walk on the shortest day. Terrible visibility, in cloud all day. Did last hour in the dark with head torches.Lazylizzie21/12/2019
From A6 monument, day deterioted to low visibility and heavy raincjo07/12/2019
From A6 memorial car park. High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat, camped overnight at head of Crookdale. Continued to the two tops of Great Yarlside, then Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common and Whatshaw Common E top. Pleasant hills, the ridge south of Crookdale much easier going underfoot.RobertP17/02/2019
From Crookdale Bridge. Seventh of 11 hills on a 17km round; from Great Saddle Crag and on to Great Yarlside (Birkett).jonglew19/12/2018
From A6 Memorial parking following tracks of varying quality to Whatshaw Common East Top, Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside (Wainwright summit, and this. Intended to carry on further to Harrop Pike etc... but weather turned very wet with low cloud, so returned back the way I came!Fisky Boy17/09/2018
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke17/09/2018
A solo run of the Wasdale Horseshoe and the Crookdale groupingShutterlag25/06/2018
added to wet sleddale walk solocolinfielding19/05/2018
From Little Yarlside, and the “other” Great Yarlside summit. Detour from AW’s Wasdsle Horseshoe.rfoster30/04/2018
wrong summit Grommit.... With Pup & PoppyLittledave15/10/2017
Watershed bagging - from A6 summit.jimbloomer17/08/2017
Part of the Crookdale horse shoe.BobHancock01/07/2017
An anti clockwise circuit of the Crookdale summitsbardolph03/06/2017
AW's Wasdale's Horseshoe route, slightly extended to the true summit of Great Yarlside. Whatshaw Common East Top - Whatshaw Common - Little Yarlside - Great Yarlside (Wainwright top) - Great Yarlside - WasdaleNick Down103/05/2017
From Memorial lay-by on A6 (NY 55383 06193) - Whatshaw Common East Top - Whatshaw Common - Little Yarlside - Great Yarlside - Wasdale Pike - Great Yarlside - Harrop Pike - Grey Crag - Lord's Seat - Robin Hood - High House Bank. Grassy paths throughout although sometimes vague. Very wet underfoot, would only recommend after a prolonged dry period.david23020102/04/2017
Parked in lay-by on top of Shap Fell (A6), Whatshaw Common East Top, Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside 597, Harrop Pike, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag and back via Harrop Pike and Great Yarlside 591 down to car.Chipstertrain24/09/2016
Wind, rain, getting a bit cold and wet. Luckily mist not down helping navigation to Ulthwaite Rigg.Wycombe Wanderer12/08/2016
11.1 Mile walk from top of A6, walked down to Crookdale Bridge and straight up to High House Bank summit (Small cairn), along ridge onto Robin Hood (small cairn)and onto Lords Seats very featureless summit, followed ridge across a few bogs to Grey Crag then across big bog to Tarn Crag, back across to Harrop Pike cairn and along easy ridge to Great Yarlside's featureless summit down over pathetic knoll of Little Yarlside and onto boggy Whatshaw Common (no cairn), back down to pass. Nice day, started sunny then high cloud spilt in. Couldn't believe we didn't see anybody on a Sunday in the lakes!DanTrig17/07/2016
Parked in large layby on A6 at NY552062 – Whatshaw Common East Top – Whatshaw Common – Little Yarlside – Great Yarlside - Harrop Pike - Grey Crag - Great Howe – Lord’s Seat – Robin Hood – High House Bank – Over Crookdale Beck & up track to car. Very cold windy day, snow on ground. Had a nice boiled egg.mcbiydw216/02/2016
Circuit of Sleddale Beck from Wet Sleddale Reservoirdavidpettit8417/10/2015
Parked in large layby on A6 at NY552062 – Whatshaw Common East Top – Whatshaw Common – Little Yarlside – Great Yarlside (Wainwright OF & Subdewey) – Lord’s Seat – Robin Hood – High House Bank – Over Crookdale Beck & up track to car. (PM)gerrybowes07/08/2015
5th of the Crookdale round with GB. Descended south towards Lord's Seat. Plenty of red deer and a fox.bolton07/08/2015
With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave25/07/2015
From Little Yarlsiderb28/11/2014
Up from A6 summit on pleasant late summer's day.Whatshaw Common East Top,Whatshaw Common,Little Yarlside,Great Yarlside(sub5).Great Yarlside(Wainwright)and finally Wasdale Pike.Then problems-should have read previous posts about fence!With Oscarcatman08/09/2014
With Catman.oscarrosie08/09/2014
Birkett's Crookdale round from Shap summit on A6citygent11/07/2014
Crookdale horseshoebriandiggle30/06/2014
Whatshaw Common East Top, Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Harrop Pike, Ancrow Brow, Swinklebank Crag, Capplebarrow, Todd Fell, Whiteside Pikekeithouk22/06/2014
Parked at the top of the A6 > Whatshaw Common E Top > Whatshaw Common > Little Yarlside > GREAT YARLSIDE (s5) grassy area topped with a few stones > Wasdale Pike > Sleddale Pike > Tongue Rigg > Ulthwaite Rigg > Great Saddle Crag > Great Yarlside (W,B) > Lord's Seat > Robin Hood > High House Bank > NY 55371 06322Tony Hartry II10/03/2014
With Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie.Dangerous Dave05/07/2013
From Shap Summit - Whatshaw Pike, Whatshaw Common,Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside (WO), Great Yarlside (s5), Wasdale Pike and Hazel Bank.Sid02/06/2013
W Jenx from minor road end, Croxdale bridge. Cut up FP onto Whatshaw common, direct. squally weather. Circuit around Little/Great Yarlside. Drop to beck and short side of High House Fell. Ridge to Robin Hood and pleasant ridge to High House bank and down NE edge to start. 1.45hr steady.nordicstar11/05/2013
Snowy plod from Gt Yarlside-1 to this one, appreciably higher. Summit seems to be grassy area to E of fence.Aye Jimmy30/03/2013
Thick mist as I arrived. No conception of a summit at allmoorsman07/03/2013
From Crookdale Bridge via Lord's SeatAnduril19/02/2013
A6 summit, Crookdale Bridge, High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common. Wet underfoot much of the way round. Cloud base at about 500m.PaulH04/10/2012
Crookdale horseshoe - High House Bank - Robin Hood - Lord's Seat - Great Yarlside(synge) - Great Yarlside - Little Yarlside - What Shaw - Whatshaw Common East Topronaldo33331/03/2012
Crookdale Horseshoe.Eddie06/11/2011
Crookdale Bridge-High House Bank-Robin Hood-Lord's Seat-Great Yarlside-Little Yarlside-Whatshaw Common. Quite a distance from trig point topbenarbia_831/10/2010
With Jo, circular walk from A6 road summit: Hazel Bank, problem finding stile onto High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord’s Seat, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Harrop Pike, Great Yarlside (2 tops), Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common. Weather; high intermittent cloud, sunny intervals, warm, very good visibility.amblerbob06/08/2009
High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lords Seat, Great Yarlside(both tops), Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common(both tops) - Solo - loads of snow, 6ft deep in places, saw cross country skiers, hit the Harrop Pike ridge but getting late, down in the dark.dads09/01/2009
Birketts CLF walk E/SHA3, Crookdale Bridge > High House Bank > Robin Hood > Lord's Seat > GREAT YARLSIDE unmarked rogue top > Great Yarlside > Little Yarlside > Watshaw Common > Crookdale BridgeTony Hartry09/03/2008
lots of tops from penrith- kendal road - actually quite nice if a little damp underfootgigglejon17/07/2007
A long 'Kimm training run' with Darren from Sadgill collecting Synge tops.Chris Pearson16/07/2007
From A6 heading for Harrop Pike. Cairn in grass obviously not the highest point.mick15/07/2006