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Walk up Scafell Pike From Wastwater Wasdale Route

By Dave Roberts   

on May 23, 2016    No ratings yet.

Walk up Scafell Pike From Wastwater Wasdale Route

Further Details

Route Summary:

Popular route up England’s highest mountain.

This walk includes the Wainwright of Scafell Pike

This walk includes the Hewitt of Scafell Pike

This walk includes the Nuttall of Scafell Pike

Route Start Location: Wastwater - Wasdale

8.73 km 910 m 3 hours or so

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

Activivity Type: Hard Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


Pub and Toilets, catering van.


Navigation from summit and middle section in mist

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

aid for parking available

Public Transport:

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Walk up Scafell Pike From Wastwater Wasdale Route Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Walk up Scafell Pike From Wastwater Wasdale Route

The Walk up Scafell Pike From Waswater in the Lake District climbs England’s highest mountain via the direct spur of Brown Tongue. While it may be the most popular and straightforward route up Scafell Pike, that doesn’t make it an easy walk up Scafell Pike. It’s also the usual 3 peaks route up Scafell pike.

The route starts at the NT car park at Wastwater, it pulls up quite steeply along Lingmell Gill, with little respite until you reach Hollow Stones. Even then, that respite is brief as the track plods on upwards towards Lingmell Col and the junction with the Corridor Route from Borrowdale.

A final pull up to the stony summit plateau awaits, and hopefully you’ll be greeted with an extensive view all around. Either way, you’ll have the satisfaction of being on top of England for a brief moment.

Scafell Pike From Waswater

Scafell Pike From Waswater / Wasdale Route Description

You can either descend by the same route – or alternatively you can either loop around and descend via Sca Fell or return via the Corridor Route to Wasdale Head.

The full route up Scafell Pike from Wastwater, along with a full guide to anyone who wants to Walk up Scafell Pike at this page – Scafell Pike From Wasdale.

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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