Scafell was once thought to be the highest mountain, with the remaining hills merely the pikes of Scafell. This walk up Scafell from Wasdale allows the walker to cover both Scafell and Scafell Pike in one trip whilst avoiding the climb on Broad Stand. Instead it descends via Fox’s Tarn, losing a bit more height …
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||Walking 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 Seathwaite, 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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