Saturday 8 July 2023.
Join us for this wonderful trek as part of a small group to the highest mountain in England! Scafell Pike (3205ft/977m) is a mountain on most walkers 'to do' list.
For this ascent we climb the peak via Seathwaite, a small hamlet in Borrowdale, which allows us to view stunning scenery including peaks, tarns and streams, less crowds and a gradual climb up to the summit. This is a circular walk and we return to Borrowdale via the Corridor Route, (weather, group fitness and experience permitting).
From Seathwaite, we'll ascend by the side of Grains Gill and visit the old packhorse bridge known as Stockley Bridge. Our ascent climbs steadily with dramatic views of the North face of Great End ahead. The route to the summit traverses over the slopes of Ill Crag and Broad Crag, which is a rocky and involves some easy scrambling.
Weather permitting, our return follows the delightful Corridor Route, with a chance to summit Lingmell. This route includes traversing around impressive deep gills, rocky knolls and glacial shaped valleys. It is always interesting with beautiful views looking towards Great Gable and the Wasdale Valley. Easy scrambling brings us to Styhead Tarn a wonderful spot to rest and reflect on the day, before our final descent to Seathwaite, via Styhead Gill.
The distance is 10.5 miles/17km with 3353ft/1022m of ascent which includes the diversion to visit the summit of Lingmell.
The walk involves paths that are rough and stony in places with some steep sections of loose stones, and some boulder fields to cross. It can be wet and boggy in other places. You therefore need to be confident to walk at a reasonable pace over that type of terrain. The walk is suitable for people with a good level of fitness, previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District, and confidence on steep ground that could be slippery underfoot. Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.
Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9.15am to be ready to set off at 9.30am from the farm car park at Seathwaite. The postcode for Seathwaite is CA12 5XJ. Further meeting and parking details will sent to you when you book.
If you need accommodation locally, the villages of Rosthwaite and Seatoller are nearby. The Glaramara Hotel is an ideal base in Borrowdale. A little further away is the town of Keswick which has a good choice of all types of accommodation.