Scafell Pike

HARD 11 reviews

Scafell Pike is a 9.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wasdale Civil Parish, England, United Kingdom that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
9.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
918 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

rocky

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 meters above sea level.

walking
2 months ago

Probably the most tedious route up to England’s highest point. It is the quickest and the one requiring the least technical skill, but yet a serious undertaking (and often underestimated).

Good navigation skills are a prerequisite as the top is a nightmare if the cloud comes in (and it does rapidly, even in the summer). Trainers and walking shoes aren’t a good enough replacement for boots here - despite good paths, it is a rough, serious mountain.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Very nice hike, at times a little rough with ankle biting rocks, but very manageable. I went up towards Great Gable and decided that I had enough time to climb that one as well. It was a bit extra at 1500 feet to 2800 feet, and back down again, but I did have all day. Then went around the back side of Scafell Pike (although the corridor route looked like a good way to go). I lucked out and had a day with great views, and greatly enjoyed the high point of England. Coming back down along the route in this map was quite beautiful, with creek flowing, and all the sheep nearby made my day something unique for this American!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Good fun. Not toooo hard, but easy to get lost when the clouds come over so stick to the path. I recommended doing a loop round up to the path south of Great Gable, and down the valley back to Wasdale and end at the pub for a quick refreshment

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