GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Scafell Pike Walk

5 miles (8.2 km)

Climb the highest mountain in England on this spectacular walk in the Lake District. Scafell pike stands at a height of 978 metres (3,209ft) between Eskdale and Wasdale, at the northern end of Wast Water. The route below is the shortest, most direct way to the summit. Although very challenging it is probably the easiest route up Scafell Pike. It starts from the car park in Wasdale Head village and heads to Lingmell Gill, Lingmell Scars and Hollow Stones before finishing at the highest point where you will find an Ordnance Survey triangulation column beside a huge cairn. The views are stunning with the coast, the Isle of Man and Snowdonia all visible on a clear day.
For a different, more scenic route to the summit you can try the Scafell Pike from Borrowdale route. This longer route takes you around Styhead Tarn and along the famous Corridor Route. The Scafell Pike from Langdale route is another popular route. It is a longer and more challenging climb, but with some wonderful views of the Langdale Valley and a visit to Angle Tarn.
Another great climb also starts from Wasdale Head. The circular climb to Pillar is a splendid walk taking you to the eighth highest point in the Lake District.

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Scafell from Scafell Pike - - 535718

Scafell from Scafell Pike. The "ridge" of Mickledore in centre frame, crossing to Broad Stand

Memorial Cairn on Scafell Pike. - - 496212

Memorial Cairn on Scafell Pike. A few feet from the trig point and built in memory of the men of the Lakes who lost their lives in WW I.

Cairn amongst a boulderfield on Scafell Pike - - 1519808

Cairn amongst a boulderfield on Scafell Pike. Cairns are essential to beable to follow the path on an otherwise featureless landscape

Trig Pillar, Scafell Pike - - 327868

Trig Pillar. Spring appears to have come early to Scafell Pike with daffodils growing out of the trig pillar. Looking north over Great Gable on one of the best fellwalking days of the winter.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Scafell Pike.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Scafell Pike.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)