Britains favourite walks – Scafell Pike

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Britains favourite walks - Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike is no5…

According to the Great British public, Scafell in the Lake District has been voted number five in a poll of 100 amazing walks.

The program featured the best places to walk across the country, with routes voted on by the public. It was first broadcast on ITV on Tuesday 30th January at 7.30pm – if you missed it, you can still watch Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba on ITV Player while the program is still available.

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, and subsequently draws hundreds of keen walkers each year, intent on making it to the top of Scafell’s impressive and spectacular peak.

Although majestic and inspiring, this mountain walk is not for the faint-hearted and unprepared. If you are planning on walking Scafell Pike make sure you are well equipped, physically fit, and always have a proper map and gear! A number of people each year, become lost on the Pike’s many meandering paths, ending up in the wrong valley at the end of a long day, or even stranded and in need of rescue. If you are not a confident map and compass user, it is best to go up with someone who is, or has knowledge of the routes.

…….. THE ROUTE …….

(Please use a map and plan your own route carefully, this is only a short roundup description)

The easiest and most popular route starts at Wasdale Head Village.

Wasdale head is just over an hours drive from both CONISTON and HAWKSHEAD

If you are planning to walk Scafell Pike from Seathwaite, check out our KESWICK cottages.

Climbing Scafell Pike

Whichever way you’re planning on walking Scafell Pike, always go prepared for bad weather, even on a sunny day. Always carry a map, full waterproofs, head torch, food and water.

scafell pike map

Our suggested maps for this route are both the OS Landranger 89 and 90 – Get them on the OS website HERE
If you loved seeing Max and Paddy on the program, follow them HERE
See Walk Number 1 – HELVELLYN
See Walk Number 4 – CAT BELLS