GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Scafell Pike from Langdale

12 miles (19.5 km)

This is one of the longer and more challenging routes to the top of England's highest mountain. There's several challenging sections with steep scrambles so this route is only really suitable for more experienced hikers. Along the way you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Langdale Valley and Langdale Pikes.
The walk starts from the New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel in Langdale, following a section of the Cumbria Way along Langdale Fell and Mickleden Beck, to Angle Tarn. This section also passes the beautiful Rossett Gill waterfall.
From the tarn you continue past Esk Hause to Ill Crag, before the final section takes you onto the Scafell Summit. Please note that a fair amount of scrambling is required from Esk Hause to the Scafell summit. From here views are stunning with the coast, the Isle of Man and Snowdonia all visible on a clear day.
Look out for birds of prey including buzzards and kestrels as you make your way along the route.
For an alternative route to the summit you can try the Scafell Pike from Borrowdale walk. This route takes you around Styhead Tarn and along the famous Corridor Route.
For the most direct route to the summit try the Scafell Pike From Wasdale walk.
To extend your walking in the area you can climb to the Langdale Pikes. The route also starts from New Dungeon Ghyll.
The climbs to Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Dungeon Ghyll are also nearby.

Scafell Pike from Langdale OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Scafell Pike from Langdale Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Dungeon Ghyll - - 882596

Dungeon Ghyll


New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

The Cumbria Way - - 439386

Cumbria Way

Rossett Gill - - 360496

Langdale Mountains

Above Rossett Pike - - 365109

Rossett Gill

Angle Tarn - - 1209632

Above Rossett Pike

Esk Hause - - 16458

Esk Hause

Scafell Pike plateau. - - 64213

Scafell Pike Plateau

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Scafell Pike from Langdale.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

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