Scafell Pike and Scafell via Brown Tongue

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Route Summary:

9.8 km 1137 m 6 hours

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

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

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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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Dave Roberts

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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