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rocky
scramble
15 hours ago

Did this trail today in a clockwise direction. As previous poster has said, don’t follow the trail that’s stated next to the waterfall/stream as it’s very dangerous. Just cross the reservoir and follow that path. A lot easier Also wish we’d done anti clockwise now as others had suggested, quite tough on the way down. Lovely walk though and amazing views. Very busy around old man coniston but a lot quieter after that.

Easy walk to navigate from Ravenstoneage and Low Greenside Farm campsite! A nice simple stroll that should only take about 1.5-2 hours.

Lovely walk that doesn't take too long (2-3 hours) but has fun challenging moments and a number of scenic views! I also recommend going clockwise and starting along the waterfall route. Fab campsite on Low Greenside Farm nearby!

Quite challenging way up if you are a beginner, but incredibly rewarding views when you are up there! Getting much easier after you reach the old man’s peak. Definitely recommend! Enjoy the hike!

Gorgeous views. Nice challenging climb, bit hands on in places. Heron to Sheffield onwards was just boggy soggy boggy but a lovely hike back along the ridge path to Glenridding.

hiking
flooded
muddy
over grown
1 day ago

Excellent and stunning trail, over grown in some sections so needed to take a detour.

don't know what I did wrong arrow pointing north east the full length of the walk.then when we got me the road decided to speak although we was miles off route

First time up Scaffel Pike on Monday 6th July. Thankfully a clear day and no rain! Path was not too busy. The hike up was enjoyable and pretty moderate in terms of effort. What makes this a little tricky is the scramble and steep ascent near the top. It was VERY windy and cold at the summit so make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing and ideally some gloves and a hat!

Wonderful vista views, a couple of waterfalls and the option to mosey the town. Beautiful, whatever the weather!

hiking
2 days ago

Had a lot of fun completing this trail on a very wet day in the Lakes. The path is straightforward - nothing too technical. It's a steep path up at times, but not too strenuous. Once we were at the top all we could see were clouds - unlucky! Will definitely be back on a clearer day to take in the views fully :-) But nevertheless a great day out, and thankfully not too busy!

hiking
off trail
private property
rocky
2 days ago

Vary bad trail, from the car parking until the top is great with lovely view once you deviate from the trail is a complete nightmare specially for non experts, recommend to go to the top and back using the same trail

Stunning! Great length, good paths, amazing views and a superb hike back along the terrace. Loved this hike!

hiking
2 days ago

It's a bagger. Get up, get done, get gone. short, steep, nice views over Ullswater.

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing panoramas from the little cairn at the summit and so nice to walk through trees on a fell! Bit boggy in places and windswept. Limited parking at the start. Lovely walk, would do again.

Amazing sunrise and walking

hiking
over grown
private property
2 days ago

This isn’t a well trafficked route and was very difficult to follow in places. You also have to cross through a farmyard which isn’t clear. We very nearly gave up. A considerable amount of more signage required.

rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Did this walk today (July). We went clockwise from the start point and started about 10am. Steep start up to 450m and the first summit but good footpath and easy to follow. Breathtaking views down in to the valley and back to the Lake. First half of the horseshoe across Heron Pike, Great Rigg and up to Fairfield was really enjoyable and path was easy to follow. Great views from Fairfield across to Helvellyn. Next section from Faifield to Hart Crag involved some tricky rocks and probably wouldn't be much fun in the winter. From the summit of Hart Crag you just need to keep the valley and the small stone wall to your right to navigate, but you would probably need a compass in poor conditions as there was basically no footpath down from the summit for the first 100m or so and just a rocky patch to scramble down. Luckily it was dry so rocks weren't slippy. The rest of the descent to Ambleside was more rocky and tricky than on the opposite side, and was quite boggy in patches, so probably difficult in winter. So we thought clockwise is best as you get the most enjoyable views and better paths in the first half. Overall a challenging and rewarding walk with incredible views, but I wouldn't fancy it in poor conditions!

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Absolutely class trail. Don’t think your funny tho and pretend to run on flat ground once you’ve scrambled striding edge as if your as accident prone as me you’ll deglove your right knee cap.

really good walk brilliant views, a little steep for a short time but nothing too strenuous

Hands down my favorite hike of my trip to the Lake District.

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