Scafell via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse

Route Summary:

Route up Scafell via Lord’s Rake.

Distance
Ascent
Time
10.6 km 942 m 5 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

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

Hazards:

Steep ground and scrambling.

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 via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse Details

The route starts in Wasdale, heading up the busy Lingmell Gill path to Hollow Stones. Here we left to climb a scree fan to the base of Lord’s Rake. Continuing up the rake we reached the fallen boulder before leaving to join the West Wall Traverse. This delves deep into the mountain to reach Deep Gill. Scrambling up Deep Gill is similar to Lord’s Rake until you emerge a top Scafell. The summit is a short distance away. From the summit an easy path falls south to Slight Side which is a superb vantage point. To return to Wasdale followed the rough contours across Scafell to meet the old Victorian tourist path. This lead us back to Wasdale.

For the full route description, follow this link for Scafell via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse on the All the Gear But no Idea site.

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