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The Scafells from Eskdale
Introduction to Walk 2226

Photo from the walk - The Scafells from Eskdale

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 4500 feet / 1364 metres

Grade - very hard

This challenging Lake District walk includes Scafell and Scafell Pike in a single circuit using the long approach from the Esk Valley. There are some sections of the route that require care and experience in map reading is essential. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Walks from the same start

Walk 1916
Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3419
Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1299
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Green Crag from Eskdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2361
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2362
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2675
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2229
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Tarns of Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1932
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Slight Side from Whahouse Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.6 miles / 9.1 km
Walk 2355
2.5 miles / 4.0 km away
Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3508
4.2 miles / 6.7 km away
The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1176
4.5 miles / 7.3 km away
Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2341
4.5 miles / 7.3 km away
A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
Grade - hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 2: North LakelandThis guidebook contains 57 short half to full-day walks in the northern Lake District. Walking areas include Borrowdale, Newlands, Bassenthwaite, Thirlmere, Ullswater, Haweswater and the area north of Keswick up to Caldbeck. Part of a three-volume series, and predominantly focusing on low-level walks between 2 to 9 miles, and graded for difficulty.
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