OUTDOOR WITH THE WOODALLS

SCAFELL PIKE 3210FT

ENGLANDS HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

HIGHEST WAINWRIGHT AND MOUNTAIN IN ENGLAND

LAKE DISTRICT

PARKING-Wasdale Head is CA20 1EX

MILES-6 MILES RETURN WALK  

ASCENT-912M approx

FACILITIES- PORTA LOO TOILETS, PUB CLOSE

TERRAIN-Steep, rocky, map/compass recommended

Scafell pike was our very first Wainwright 4 years ago as a charity challenge that my daughter wanted to do, we did a couple of smaller hills and walks beforehand but not as much as we should of.

We picked the hottest day of the year 35c with no clouds or shelter throughout the whole walk, to this day it was probably our hardest walk due to the heat making it less enjoyable, but reaching the summit felt amazing.

We took the direct path from Wasdale head, it is steep and rocky throughout the whole walk

Due to the complex nature of the terrain along with the variety of ways up and down, navigation can prove to be challenging on Scafell Pike, it is generally thought to be one the most difficult out of the mountains, in saying that in clear weather the path from Wasdale . we found very direct and navigated easy enough

Return the same way.


MORE DETAILS

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/scafellpike_r1.htm

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wasdale/features/climbing-scafell-pike