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Scafell Pike – the top of England; and if you play your cards right with the weather, the top of the world.
We have put together this site as your one-stop shop for all things Scafell Pike. From travel directions and routes of ascent, to required equipment and local maps and guides, you will find everything you need right here. Also see our tourist guides to the Lake District and historic Carlisle.
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  • Routes up Scafell Pike Routes up Scafell Pike

    Take a look at our suggested routes of ascent and descent. Direct routes, scenic alternatives, diversions, digressions and more. Our routes include Lingmell Col, Scafell, Mickledore Col, Lingmell Gill and Brackenclose. Wasdale Head and Wastwater should ideally be your base.

  • Equipment Equipment

    A sturdy pair of hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, a map, compass, survival bag, emergency whistle, headtorch and emergency food rations - just some of the equipment that should feature in every hillwalker's bag on an ascent of Scafell Pike.

  • Lake District Lake District

    The Lake District is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is the perfect location for hillwalking, a family holiday, and or simply relaxing amidst fantastic scenery. Learn what there is to see and do in the Lake District, with places and activities to keep you interested for weeks.

  • Surrounding hills Surrounding hills

    Scafell Pike may be the highest peak in England, but it is in great company, with a number of other fantastic mountains offering superb climbing and hillwalking in the Lake District. We have covered some of the best hills in the Lakes: Skiddaw, Blencathra, Grisedale Pike, Great Gable, Helvellyn, the Old Man of Coniston, and Cat Bells.

  • Carlisle Carlisle

    Looking for a nearby town to do some shopping or see some urban sights? Then head to historic Carlisle, an ancient Roman city near the border between England and Scotland. You will find good shopping here, as well as great music and entertainment events, and a traditional farmers' market.