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

England's Highest Mountain


Route outline for walk c172:

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.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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.

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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

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

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Scafell Pike at 978m (3210ft). Scafell Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in England, 7th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st highest in England, 7th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (1st highest in England, 138th highest in the UK). 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.' and is pronounced '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. Indeed, many older texts spell it #39;Skawfell Pike#39;. '. The summit of Scafell Pike is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point. 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.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

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Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Photo: Mick Fox (6)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (3)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (73)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Great Gable from the Corridor Route below Scafell Pike

Great Gable from the Corridor Route below Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (17)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (225)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Summit of Scafell Pike

The Summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (7)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water from  near Lingmell Gill (Wasdale Head)

Wast Water from near Lingmell Gill (Wasdale Head)

Photo: Paul Coulter (7)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (5)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (2)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Budd (4)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (73)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Scafell Pike Summit

Scafell Pike Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (5)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Photo: Craig Carter (27)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - On the summit of Scafell Pike

On the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Joanne Farman (1)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Photo: Mick Fox (8)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (9)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale  with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Photo: Andy Malcolm (231)

Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water - North from the Corridor Route en-route to Scafell Pike

North from the Corridor Route en-route to Scafell Pike

Photo: Michael Brown (1)


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