Scafell Pike and Lingmell from Wasdale

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Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, standing at a height of 3,210ft (978m) and this walk takes you to the very top. It starts in the National Trust Car Park near Wasdale Head and follows a steep path up the western side of Lingmell. The route skirts around the north side of Goat Crags before following a little valley up to the summit of Lingmell Crag, marked by its tall, narrow cairn and spectacular view of Great Gable. The ground falls away dramatically down to the impressive ravine of Piers Gill and Great Gable is seen in all its glory to the north.

The route then heads down to Lingmell Col before following a quiet path to the south of Broad Crag and ascending to the trig column atop of Scafell Pike. On a clear day the views are undeniably spectacular in all directions and the sense of accomplishment, knowing you have summited the highest in England, makes the walk that much more rewarding! The route down is the shortest available and follows a popular path through Hollow Stones and along Brown Tongue before following Lingmell Gill back to the car park.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - South West

Features

Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mountains, National Trust, Wildlife

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11.8 Miles