Scafell Pike and Scafell via Brown Tongue

Route Summary:

Distance: 9.8 km

Ascent: 1137 m

Time: 6 hours

Start and Finish: Wastwater


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


Steep ground.

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Wasdale Head village green and Wastwater

Post Code for Sat Nav: CA20 1EX

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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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