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Scafell England's Highest Mountain Lake District and Cumbria WALKING - Walks - Scafell Pike



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It is recommended that you console your map of the area you intend to walk in for the correct route as the walks mentioned are an overview.

Excellent walk to the highest mountain in England with steep ascents and scrambling at the start of the Corridor Route.

There is also an exposed section has you traverse the top of Piers Gill.

 

Highest Point: 978m/3210ft

Distance: 14km/8.5miles

Time: 5.5hrs

Starting/Finish Point:
The head of Seathwaite Valley,
side of the road near the
farm- BORROWDALE
[don't block any fields or the road]

Scafell Route Map

Map not to Scale


BORROWDALE Seathwaite Valley- Starting point and Finish

Stockley BridgeTake the track heading through the farm onto Stockley Bridge and over Grains Gill and pass through the gate in the wall.

You will bear right to take up above Taylor Gill Force [you won't see it] and it begins to level off has you follow Styhead Gill on your right eventually arriving at a wooden bridge to cross.

Walk pass Styhead Tarn on your left coming to a wooden rescue box just pass the Tarn.
Head off to the left on a slight ascent passing a few small Tarns on your right there is a slight descent to the right to join the Corridor Route beneath Spout Head.

The path takes you through some rugged and exposed places and finishes above Lingmell Col and from here the path takes you up the stony slopes of Scafell Pike to the summit.

Head north east from the cairn across the plateau and the path descends into the Col between Scafell Pike and Broad Crag. Begin to ascend to the right of Broad Crag and follow the path across the top to a fork. The left fork takes you to the summit of Great End and the right fork continues to take you down to Esk Hause [if you go onto the summit of Great End you must retrace your steps back to the fork].

Styhead TarnA cairn marks the junction of three routes, one to the right for Esk Pike, another down to the right to the River Esk and the one we want is straight down to the Esk Hause Shelter to the left.

On reaching the shelter turn left to take you pass Great End which is on your left heading towards Sty Head-Sprinkling Tarn-Rossett Gill track.

The stream on the right is crossed and a defined path takes you down to the right of Ruddy Gill eventually bringing you back to Stockley Bridge and onto the farm back to the car.

 

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Disclaimer - Climbing, Fell Walking, Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible. Always seek advice and information.

 

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