One of the more scenic routes climbing Scafell Pike, we start from Seathwaite Farm at the end of the Borrowdale Valley, climbing by the old packhorse track to Styhead Tarn and then the wonderful Corridor Route to the summit of Scafell Pike, with optional extra summits of Lingmell and Great End.
The views on a good day from the summit of Scafell Pike are extensive, from the Scottish Lowlands across the entire Lake District to the Pennines and Yorkshire Dales beyond, on a good day we can even see as far as the Blackpool Tower and North Wales!
From the summit of Scafell Pike we descend to the north, crossing the subsidiary tops of Broad Crag and Ill Crag before dropping down over Esk Hause and taking the Grains Gill path back to Seathwaite Farm.
Where to Meet:
From Keswick: Leave on the Borrowdale Road (from the mini roundabout near the co-op).
Follow this road for approx 8 miles, passing through Rosthwaite until just before reaching the village of Seatoller a narrow lane leads off to the left on the bend, signposted to Seathwaite, camp site and Sty Head. This road can be busy and has passing points (unmarked), blind bends and walkers in the road, also a few sheep for good measure, please drive carefully.
Follow this lane, parking as close to the end near the farm as possible, we will meet at the turning circle before the farm entrance gate.
A printed map and route card for the days walk is provided for each client so that they can follow the days progress.
Each client is expected to bring suitable personal equipment, this should include the following:
Walking Boots / Walking shoes
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable warm clothing for walking (no jeans)
Torch (Preferably a head-torch)
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