Walking Britain graphic

Scafell Walks

Scafell Pike in the Lake District National Park is England's highest mountain at 978 metres above sea level. The 'Pike' is also the eighth highest summit in England and Wales. Adjacent to Scafell Pike is Sca Fell (964 metres) although combining the two 'Scafells' in a single route offers a challenging day in the mountains. Other summits in the range include Great End, often by-passed en-route to Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Allan Crags and Glaramara both joined by an interesting ridge walk, plus Lingmell on the western flank of Scafell Pike.

The most popular routes of ascent to the Scafells are from Seathwaite in Borrowdale and from Wasdale Head. Other longer routes start from Eskdale and Langdale. Probably the most interesting route to Sca Fell Pike's summit is from Seathwaite and using the corridor route from Styhead descending via the direct route through Esk Hause. Esk Pike is worthy of being the main objective of a walk and is usually combined with neighbouring Bowfell.

List of walks

2034Scafell from Wasdale Headhard6.50
2046Great End via the north west face from Seathwaitevery hard7.00
2800The Scafells via Piers Gillmod/hard7.50
3130Scafell Pike via Esk Hause from Seathwaitemod/hard8.00
3096Glaramara & Allen Crags from Seathwaitemoderate8.10
1157Bowfell and Esk Pike from Old Dungeon Ghyllhard8.75
2718The Scafells from Wasdale Headmod/hard9.00
2361Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdalehard9.50
1114Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Corridor Routehard9.50
2362Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdalevery hard11.00
2226The Scafells from Eskdalevery hard12.00
3419Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circularvery hard12.50

Table of summits in the Scafell Group

8Scafell Pike978ScafellLake District
10Sca Fell964ScafellLake District
19Great End910ScafellLake District
30Esk Pike885ScafellLake District
64Lingmell800ScafellLake District
73Allen Crags785ScafellLake District
75Glaramara783ScafellLake District

Social Media

Follow Walking Britain for the latest news.

the people's poncho 2.0

Lightweight, stylish and lightweight alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains. Use the Met Office specialist reports or their iOS or Android Apps (here & here) which offer detailed forecasts for most mountain areas in the United Kingdom.

New to Walking?

Click for a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.