Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

England's Highest Mountain

Walk Route Summary:

- Wasdale Head, Lingmell Gill, Brown Tongue, Hollow Stones, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, The Corridor Route, Sty Head, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water Wasdale Head, Lingmell Gill, Brown Tongue, Hollow Stones, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, The Corridor Route, Sty Head, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water The Southern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Scafell Pike Summit cairn
Photo: Craig Carter

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Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

In good weather you can see mountains in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man from the summit of Scafell Pike so try and go in on a clear day.

At an elevation of 832m (2,731ft), Broad Crag Tarn is the highest body of standing water in England. It can be found approximately 420 m south west of the summit of Scafell Pike.

Wasdale Head is a tiny hamlet of agricultural fields and dwellings that claims to be home of the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike), the deepest lake (Wast Water), the smallest church (Church of St Olaf) and the biggest liar (Will Ritson). There is an excellent National Trust Campsite and a fine pub - the Wasdale Inn - which claims to be the birthplace of British rock climbing. There is also a large free parking area for visitors.

Though Scafell Pike is usually pronounced 'Skar Fell Pyke', the Lake District locals pronounce it 'SKOR-fall Pyke' with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Scafell Pike means the highest point of 'The Pikes of Sca Fell'. This was the collective term for all the lumps and bumps on the top of the Sca Fell Massif (namely Sca Fell Pike, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End) when it was donated to The National Trust by Lord Leconfield in 1919. Sca Fell Pike became Scafell Pike (without the space) due to an error by the Ordnance Survey and the name stuck.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Scafell Pike at 978m (3210ft). Scafell Pike is the highest point in the county of Cumbria, the highest point in The Lake District National Park and the highest point in England. It was also the highest point in the old county of Cumberland. Scafell Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (1st in England, 7th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st in England, 7th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (1st in England, 136th in the UK).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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English
Mountain
Wainwright
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Wainwright
 English Nuttall
1
English
Nuttall
Dewey
0
English
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Wainwright Outlying Fell
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Outlying Fells
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Marilyn
Bridget
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Bridgets


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike
Photo: Tony Higgs (30)


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2. Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head
Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

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Holding on to the Trig point on Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Holding on to the Trig point on Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Craig Carter (35)


My son on his first boys mountain climb up Scafell Pike with his Dad and Grandad. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

4. My son on his first boys mountain climb up Scafell Pike with his Dad and Grandad
Photo: Joanne Farman (2)


Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike
Photo: Tony Higgs (29)


The summit of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. The summit of Scafell Pike
Photo: Vic Lewis (1)


Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

7. Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike
Photo: Chris Himsworth (1)


Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike
Photo: Paul Johnson (25)


The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge
Photo: Bob Ferguson (70)


Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water. Walk route map c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water
Photo: Alan Wainwright (74)



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