Drawing 278: Buckbarrow, Wasdale

Direction of view: NW

Notes: Taken from close to the Greendale road junction at grid reference NY152054.  Sketch 257 is from the same place.  The only other place in Wainwright’s published works where this appears is as Lakeland Mountain Drawing 399; an identical view to this sketch, no doubt drawn from the same photograph.

Comments: This picture was first taken on 4th August 1979 during a solo youth hostelling trip around the western Lake District: see Drawing 249.

Taken for the digital project on 24th May 2016: see Drawing 257 for an account of that day.

The name simply means “the hill where buck are found” – though “buck” may refer to male goats or to stags.  With those crags being such steep terrain, my money would be on the goats!  The fell has given its name to the farm in the valley below.