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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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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 1: South Lakeland

Short Walks in Lakeland Book 1: South LakelandGuidebook to 60 half to full-day walks in the south Lake District. Walking areas include Rydal, Grasmere, Langdale, Little Langdale, Coniston, Torver and the south, Grizedale, Satterthwaite, the Rusland Valley, Winster Valley, Troutbeck, Kentmere, Longsleddale and across to Tebay. Part of a three-volume series, focusing on short, low-level walks.
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