Scafell Pike from Wasdale Via Mickledore

By Dave Roberts   

on January 5, 2021   No ratings yet.

Scafell Pike from Wasdale Via Mickledore

Further Details

Route Summary:

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

Start and Finish: Wastwater - Wasdale

Distance: 3.8 km

Ascent: 887 m

Time: 2-3 hours

Timings are approximate and depend on the individual. Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.


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

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport


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 Keeping Safe on the Wales Coast Path,  Navigation and the Gear and Equipment you’ll need.

Scafell Pike Guidebooks:

Recommended Scafell Pike Maps

Scafell Pike from Wasdale Via Mickledore Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Scafell Pike from Wasdale Via Mickledore

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.

Scafell Pike from Wasdale Via Mickledore Route Map


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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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