Welcome to Walk up Scafell Pike

Walk up Scafell Pike is the dedicated on-line guidebook for walking routes up Scafell Pike in the English Lake District, with free walking maps and full guides to all the routes to the summit of England’s highest mountain.

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England at 978m high and is one of the mountains climbed on the Three Peaks Challenge walk. It’s a formidable mountain that needs respect, with no such thing as an easy route up  the mountain to be had. All the walks and hikes are a challenge, and well worth the effort to reach the roof of England.

The Routes to the Top of Scafell Pike page has an interactive map that shows all the walking routes to the summit of Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Scafell Pike from Borrowdale and Scafell Pike from Langdale as well as hotels, campsites and pubs near Scafell Pike (add your Lake District business for free), and there’s a page for each walk that shows the route, parking postcode,  a downloadable file for your GPS device as well as details on the weather for the mountain.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for more Scafell Pike facts such as how long will it take to climb Scafell Pike, where can i start the walk from and other questions.

Main Walking Routes up Scafell Pike

Route Name

Starting Point

Parking Post Code

Distance

Ascent

Time

Scafell Pike from Wasdale or Wasdale Head
Wasdale or Wasdale Head
 CA20 1EX (Wasdale Head)
 4.2km*
 900m*
 3-4 hours**
Scafell Pike from Borrowdale (Corridor Route)
Borrowdale
 CA12 5XJ
 15km (round trip)
 1000m
 6 hours+
Scafell Pike from Langdale
Langdale
 LA22 9JY
9km
 1130m
4 hours**
Scafell Pike from Hardknott (southern approach) Eskdale
Hardknott
CA19 1TG – for Boot – then continue up Hardkott Pass to GR NY211 011
 17km
 1000m
 6 hours
Scafell Pike Corridor Route from Wasdale
Wasdale or Wasdale Head
CA20 1EX (Wasdale Head)
 7.8km*
 970m*
 3-4 hours **
*Distance/Ascent noted is for one way only.
**Time is for one way only, and variable. Very fit walkers can walk up and down in 3-4 hours(depending on the route)and will know their own timings and speed. If in doubt, assume the longest duration for your ascent and add the longest for your descent, depending on route. Add a good half hour or more for the summit stop as well.

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