Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

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Paid for parking available

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Route Summary:

The popular, easier and busy route.

Distance: 5.7 km

Ascent: 898 m

Time: 3 hours

Start and Finish:


Pub – Wasdale Head Inn – and Toilets


Navigation from summit and middle section in mist. Avoid if Lingmell Beck is in flood.

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.


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Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head Details

This is an alternative start to the Walk up Scafell Pike from Wasdale that starts from the Wasdale Head Inn. As there’s a car park, accommodation and a car park at Wasdale Head, many will choose to start off from here rather than the National Trust Car Park near Wastwater. You’ll also arrive back at your car (and pub) sooner if you’re descending the Corridor Route, which is another bonus!

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Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head Route Details

There’s a clear path along the river to the NT campsite, where you can follow the Wasdale Route up to the summit. Though in heavy rain, the path may be harder and wetter to follow in places.

From Wastwater car park, follow the instructions given in our Scafell Pike from Wasdale route guide.

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