Name:Great Yarlside
Hill number:2575
Height:591m / 1939ft
Parent (Ma):2559  Tarn Crag (Sleddale)
SMC/RHB Section:34C: Lake District - Eastern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Far Eastern Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Topographical area:EL06 Highstreet-arnside
Catchment:Lune
Class:Wainwright Outlying Fell, Birkett
(WO,B)
Grid ref:NY 52514 07595
Summit feature:small cairn
Drop:6m
Col:585m  NY524077  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Survey:Abney level
Survey of Great Yarlside ( Final).doc
Comments:Highest point of fell is hill 3661 which is now a Subdodd, having once been a Dewey
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Up from A6 summit on a cool day, started cloudy but sun came out, a tad wet underfoot. Whatshaw Common East Top, Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside(sub5).Great Yarlside(Wainwright), easy path to follow along wall/fence line.matty1971b24/02/2024
Interesting circuit from the A6 parking area of High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat, Great Yarlside (Sy), Ulthwaite Rigg, Great Saddle Crag, Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike, Great Yarlside, little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common & Whatshaw Common East Topoldbagger2721/11/2023
From A6 Shap summit. 12.5 km, 530 m asc. W over Whatshaw Common and Little and Great Yarlside. S to cross Crookdale Beck and Bleaberry Gill and up to Lord's Seat. SE to Robin Hood and High House Bank. Back by Hazel Bank and Crookdale Bridge. Wet wet and windy, a two coat day. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720309870844SalmonJoe15/07/2023
Walk day after Kenton Cool with Marc & Dave.jonsutterby7111/06/2023
2W, 5WOs around Sleddle.atreides788726/03/2023
10 mile circuit from high point parking spot on the A6. Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Ulthwaite Rigg, Great Saddle Crag, Sleddale Pike, Wasdale Pike. Frozen underfoot so the cross country bits weren't so bad.JulieB12/12/2022
A6 layby - High House Bank - Robin Hood - Lord's Seat - Grey Crag - Harrop Pike - Ulthwaite Rigg - Great Saddle Crag - Wasdale Pike - Great Yarlside - Little Yarlside - Whatshaw Common (both tops) - A6 laybyGary Heath29/04/2022
4 of 9 starting on a6 car park. After little yarlside. WO no. 5The-Z-Man17/04/2022
See route to Harrop Pike.smocks and denims10/12/2021
Followed Wainwright walk out to Wasdale Pike with track virtually all the way on dry ground given recent weather. Couple of tops wrong side of fence/wall but were easy enough to get to. Returned over rough ground missing out Wasdale Farm by flanking Hazel Bank.SS25/07/2021
From lay-by on A6 walked around the sleddale horse shoeLaurieIson2121/07/2021
Parked off Shap Road. Whatshaw Common, Little & Great Yarlside on to Harrop Pike then out and back to Grey Crag. Slog over to the path that leads to Lord's Seat then lovely going to Robin Hood then High House Bank. Descent tough going. Sunny, 18 degrees. Amazing day. With trimarc2 & GFEFionalevey06/06/2021
as described by Fionatrimarc206/06/2021
A6 summit > Hause Foot > High House Bank > Robin Hood > Lord’s Seat > Grey Crag > Harrop Pike > Great Yarlside > Little Yarlside > Whatshaw Common > A6 summit. Warm blue sky day with hazy views, Ground still very wet in places so was a bit of a slog at times. Just me and H and not another soul seen all day.johnkaysleftleg30/05/2021
Parked in the layby by the Shap bothy. Went through the gate , traversed to Old Shap Road heading for Whatshaw Common. Nipped over the wall to bag Whatshaw Common East (484) back over the wall to follow the track to Whatshaw Common. Back over the wall to follow the track to Little Yarlside. On the way to Great Yarlside we used the vehicle track on the west side of the wall that goes up to the summit , i.e. hop over the wall again. Bagged Great Yarlside , my watch said 592m. Back over the fence and along the track to Wasdale Pike for lunch. So far- easy , tracks all the way. Beware the fence near Wasdale Pike is not the one on the OS map. We followed it in the wrong direction for quite a way. We should have gone through the nearby gate and used our compass. Eventually made our way down to the ruined farm, followed the track then followed the fence/ plantation border up to the A6. No sign of the old farm track that Wainwright refers to in his book. 10km circuit.RowanP17/04/2021
 yorkielad07/12/2020
Parked on the A6 at 55384 06219, went down the hill to cross the river at Hause Foot before doing a horseshoe of High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lords Seat, Great Yarlside, Great Saddle Crag, Wasdale Pike, Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common and Whatshaw Common E.Top. 3h 50m 9.64 miles.clivevilla11/10/2020
Parking at NY552051. An extended version of Wainwright's Crookdale horeshoe. High House Bank, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat, Great Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Great Saddle Crag, back to Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside, Whatshaw Common, Whatshaw Common East Top, A6, back down to Hause Foot. Faint trods outbound, trackless waste around head of valley, excellent ATV track helped part way to Great Saddle Crag, otherwise lots of very wet boot wrecking tussock grass.Isbjorn26/08/2020
Parked at highpoint of A6. Extended round of Crookdale taking in 10 Wainwright Outliers.PGCE06/06/2020
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
Ascent 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, 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 rain. Concrete trig ring passed enroutecjo07/12/2019
Crookdale Round from A6 (Trucker Memorial Lay-by)RobB06/11/2019
Ascent from Memorial in layby on A6. Followed track to summit of Whatshaw Common. Follow wal to Little Yarlside and on to Great Yarlside. Shelter from hale. On to Wasdale Pike and down to Sleddale Pike, return to Wasdale Pike and on to Great Saddle Crag. Return to track and Great Yarlside. Followed wall round to Harrop Pike. Descent to Mere Crag and followed track to Red Crag and on to Lord Seat and Robin Hood. Followed track and path to High House Bank. Descent to Hazel Bank and Crookdale Bridge, before ascent back to A6 layby.raymooremanx12/10/2019
High Bank House, Robin Hood, Lord's Seat,Great Yarlside,Wasdale Pike, Little Yarlside and Whatshaw Common.Walkingmurphy08/09/2019
Bob & Duke Thursday 28th/3/2019 Z1313hrs.DukeNukem28/03/2019
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. Eighth of 11 hills on a 17km round; from Great Yarlside (Synge) and on to Little Yarlside.jonglew19/12/2018
Wet Sleddale RunLittledave02/10/2018
Crookdale and Wet Sleddale Horseshoestomd423/09/2018
From A6 Memorial parking on wet track!Fisky Boy17/09/2018
With Fisky BoyBrenda Cloke17/09/2018
A solo run of the Wasdale Horseshoe and the Crookdale groupingShutterlag25/06/2018
From Little Yarlside, on AW’s Wasdale Horseshoerfoster30/04/2018
Crookdale horseshoe.rhalstead01/04/2018
The Wasdale Horseshoe visiting: Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Harrop Pike, Grey Crag, and Wasdale Pike. 17km with 500m ascent taking just over 5 hours.silveracorn_alan26/12/2017
WOs 86-91; Bs 73-78. A good clear day with the sun coming through p.m. Drove to Shap summit and did a mixture of W's Wasdale and Crookdale horseshoes. Good path out over Whatshaw Common, Little Yarlside and Great Yarlside. The crossing of Crookdale was not as boggy as feared and a reasonable ascent to Lord's Seat with a good path over Robin Hood. Nasty bog to the foot of High House Bank, then good path along the ridge. Very unpleasant descent through tussocks and bog to the Hause Foot lane, then old road back to the summit. A good day.BURGESS09/08/2017
AW's outliers third of six tops on the 8 mile Crookdale horseshoe. Whatshaw comman, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Lords seat, Robin hood and finally High house bank.WAYNE ROWLETT02/07/2017
Part of the Crookdale horse shoe.BobHancock01/07/2017
From the A6 memorial, an anti clockwise circuit of the Crookdale summitsbardolph03/06/2017
Crookdale citrcuit from Hause FootAjm031023/05/2017
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 on Shap pass, Little Yarlside, Great Yarlside, Harrop Pike, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Wasdale Pike, Wasdale Head. Sunny, clear views, cold, icy.Fell_wanderer27/01/2017
Done with Richard T & Adrian W as part of a modified Crookdale Horseshoe Round taking in High House Bank, Robin Hood and the Lords Seat. Instead of heading down Crookdale Valley we crossed over to the Ridge to pass over Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside and Whatshaw Common back to the car on the A6 lay by. Weather misty and icy.falunty28/12/2016
Done with Richard T & Adrian W as part of a modified Crookdale Horseshoe Round taking in High House Bank, Robin Hood and the Lords Seat. Instead of heading down Crookdale Valley we crossed over to the Ridge to pass over Great Yarlside, Little Yarlside and Whatshaw Common back to the car on the A6 lay by. Weather misty and icy.nitranrenrut28/12/2016
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
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