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Scafell Pike via Esk Hause from Seathwaite
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Photo from the walk - Scafell Pike via Esk Hause from Seathwaite

Nat Park - Lake District

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km

Ascent - 3100 feet / 939 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Scafell Pike is England's highest mountain and this Lake District walk, starting from Seathwaite, follows the direct path via Esk Hause to the summit. The route is rough in places especially as Scafell Pike's summit is neared. The effort is worthwhile as the view from the top is superb in fine weather. Do go prepared with a map, adequate food and water together with suitable clothes and footwear. A GPX File is available for download (see walk description).

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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

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