Sunday, 17 September 2017
Strenuous 9.5 miles / 15.3 km
Meet time: 9.15am
Start time: 9.30am
Meet point: Seathwaite. Meet at the farm at the end of the lane
Description: A circular walk up the highest peak in England starting from Seathwaite.
From the start follow the path up the valley to Stockley Bridge then continue alongside Grains Gill then up the steepening path beside the ravine of Ruddy Gill. Joining the main path connecting Langdale and Wasdale head left to Esk Hause then curve round Calf Cove. With a small detour up to Great End (for those who are ticking Wainwrights), retrace the route back to the main path continuing ever upwards towards Broad Crag before dropping steeply to a col and then up to the summit of Scafell Pike itself. Hopefully it will be a clear day and the panoramic views of the highest peak can be appreciated. Descending to Lingmell Col take the Corridor Route to Styhead Tarn then follow Styhead Gill back down to Stockley Bridge and retrace the path to the cars.
Distance: 9.5 miles
Time: ~6-7 hours
Please let Tom know in advance by 6.00 pm on Saturday if you are coming on this walk – text 07760660113
The walk leader reserves the right to modify the route or cancel the walk dependent on weather conditions.