Scafell and Scafell Pike
Sca Fell Summit
  • Address Holmrook
    Lake District National Park
    CA19 1TH


The rugged peak of Scafell is the second-highest mountain in England. You can find this 3,162-foot wonder next to Scafell Pike, its taller neighbour.

You can climb Scafell from Wasdale via a 7.5-mile hike. It begins at the National Trust car park on the edges of Brackenclose. From here, head south and you’ll begin to hike up Green How’s slopes towards Scafell.

Stunning views of Wast Water can be relished during this part of the walk! After passing the lake, you’ll have to cross Lingmell Gill before making the ascent.

As you further ascend the path towards Scafell, you’ll notice it begins to wear away and become steep; please take care here.

The higher up you get, the more beautiful the sights are. Burnmoor Tarn, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow are just some of the natural wonders you’ll spot on the way.

After tackling a rocky ridge, you’ll hit the summit of Scafell. Due to the height, it can be quite chilly, so make sure you bring layers! Once wrapped up, sit back and soak up the sweeping views of the national park and the ocean.

Begin your descent down Scafell via Slight Side’s ridge, before wandering down Broad Tongue’s pathless slopes. You’ll eventually reach Burmoor Tarn, where a gravelled path will take you back to Wasdale. This part of the walk boasts views of Yewbarrow and Great Gable.

Come to Scafell for a lengthy but beautiful hike in the Lake District…

Image Credits: Steve PartridgeCC BY-SA 2.0

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