Scafell Pike and Scafell via Brown Tongue

Route Summary:

Distance
Ascent
Time
9.8 km 1137 m 6 hours

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

Start and Finish: Wastwater

Facilities:

Toilet block at Wasdale Head village green
Ritson’s Bar – Wasdale Head Inn

Hazards:

Steep ground.

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.

Public Transport:

None

Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): CA20 1EX

Wasdale Head village green and Wastwater

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Scafell Pike and Scafell via Brown Tongue Details

This walk to the summit of England’s highest mountain starts from the National Trust Campsite in Wasdale Head and ascends via Brown Tongue. It also takes you over Scafell, though via the walker’s route and not via Broad Stand which requires some climbing skill. It’s then a steady descent via Green How to the start.

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