ENGLANDS HIGHEST MOUNTAIN
PARKING-Wasdale Head is CA20 1EX
MILES-6 MILES RETURN WALK
FACILITIES- PORTA LOO TOILETS, PUB CLOSE
TERRAIN-Steep, rocky, map/compass recommended
Scafell pike was our very first Wainwright 4 years ago as a charity challenge that my daughter wanted to do, we did a couple of smaller hills and walks beforehand but not as much as we should of.
Niyah was 5 years, Reo 7 years and the older girls 11 and 13.
We picked the hottest day of the year 35c with no clouds or shelter throughout the whole walk, to this day it was probably our hardest walk due to the heat making it less enjoyable, but reaching the summit felt amazing.
We took the direct path from Wasdale head, it is steep and rocky throughout the whole walk, it is also really busy especially at weekends and during the holidays.
Due to the complex nature of the terrain along with the variety of ways up and down, navigation can prove to be challenging on Scafell Pike, it is generally thought to be one the most difficult out of the mountains, in saying that in clear weather the path from Wasdale . we found very direct and navigated easy enough
Return the same way is the safest, but there is various options to make a circular walk.