Langdale to Scafell Pike Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on August 30, 2012    No ratings yet.

Langdale to Scafell Pike Walk

Further Details

Route Summary:

This walk includes the 2 Wainwrights of Scafell Pike, Rossett Pike

This walk includes the 4 Hewitts of Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Rossett Pike

This walk includes the 4 Nuttalls of Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Rossett Pike

Route Start Location:

22 km 1586 m 7 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Strenuous Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Check out the businesses nearby for more places to stay and drink.


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Langdale to Scafell Pike Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Langdale to Scafell Pike Walk

If you just don’t like to do things the easy way, then this has to be your favoured option up Scafell Pike, and on to Scafell. Not only do you get to ascend the highest mountain in England, but you get to do so twice in the same day! If you want to ramp it up even more, then consider tackling the climb on Broad Stand, but only competent scramblers or climbers should venture onto that exposed route.

The route looks much tougher on the map than it actually is, with only 1600m of ascent. That’s still not to be taken lightly, but along with the distance makes for a decent day’s outing that’s worth getting out of bed for.

There’s an added incentive as it ends at a pub, The Old Dungeon Ghyll at Langdale which is always good for motivation.

The Route

Full Route will follow on Walk up Scafell Pike soon.

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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