Scafell via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse

By Dave Chick   

on November 29, 2015    No ratings yet.

Scafell via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route up Scafell via Lord’s Rake.

This walk includes the Wainwright of Scafell

This walk includes the Hewitt of Scafell

This walk includes the Nuttall of Scafell

Distance
Ascent
Time
10.64 km 941 m 5 hours

Activivity Type: Hard Walk, Scrambling, Scrambling Grade 1

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

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

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

 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.

Parking : CA20 1EX

Wasdale Head village green and Wastwater

Public Transport:

None

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps

Guidebooks

Scafell via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Scafell via Lord’s Rake and the West Wall traverse

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.

 

Dave is our Lake District local expert, often found in the depths of Cumbria he's the author of his own part on the web, All the Gear but no Idea.

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