Scafell Pike from Wasdale Via Mickledore

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Route Summary:

Alternative to the busier ‘standard’ Scafell Pike from Wasdale route.

Distance: 3.8 km

Ascent: 887 m

Time: 2-3 hours

Start and Finish:


Pub at Wasdale Head. Campsite and catering van at start.


Steep Ground. Turning right for Broad Stand at Mickledore instead of left for Scafell Pike!

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 Via Mickledore Details

The walk up Scafell Pike via Mickledore is an alternative route up Scafell Pike from Wasdale, sharing the initial climb with the more popular Wasdale Path up Brown Tongue. At Hollow Stones, the path (one of many) heads on directly to the obvious col at Mickledore rather than heading off left.

Once at Mickledore, where you have Broad Stand to your right – an absolute barrier to the walker who wants to climb Scafell directly and strictly off-limits to non-climbers. The final ascent up Scafell Pike from Mickledore can be found by following a path to the left as you arrive at Mickledore.

The ascent of Scafell Pike via Mickledore is ideally combined with the easier Wasdale Route for a straightforward outing.

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