Name:Great Yarlside
Hill number:3661
Height:597m / 1959ft
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:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Carlisle), Lune
Watershed:Morecambe Bay, St Bees Head to Ravenscar, Solway Firth
Class:Synge, Subdodd
(Sy,s5)
Grid ref:NY 52045 07956
Summit feature:no feature: grass
Drop:28.1m
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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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
Wolf Howe, Lamb Pasture SE Top, Lamb Pasture, The Forest, White Howe, Bannisdale Fell, Nameless, Harrop Pike, Great Yarlside, Wasdale Pike, Sleddale Pikekeithouk15/10/2023
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
R Richard Tait18/04/2023
Selside Pike, Branstree, Tarn Crag, Grey Crag, Harrop Pike, Great Yarlside, Great Saddle Crag, Tongue Rigg, Glede Howekeithouk26/02/2023
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
5 of 9 starting on a6 car park. Not sure why this top is named the same as the WOThe-Z-Man17/04/2022
See route to Harrop Pike.smocks and denims10/12/2021
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 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
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
Bob & Duke Thursday 28th/3/2019 Z1321hrs! @Walked over this Top without knowingDukeNukem28/03/2019
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. 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
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
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 (Synge & 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