Scafell Pike

Start point: Wasdale Head (NY 187 086)

Wasdale Head – Piers Gill – LingmellScafell Pike – Foxes Tarn – Scafell Lord’s Rake – Wasdale Head

Distance: 9 miles     Total Ascent: 1200 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Warm and hazy. 21ºC.

It was another warm day today, the sun was beating down and all was still. This is an interesting round to reach the well known highest peaks in the country, ascending alongside Piers Gill and descending down Lord’s Rake. This route manages to avoid the inevitable crowds and apart from Scafell Pike itself, where there were dozens of people, we were alone for virtually all of the route. Casper is getting there now; he seems to be getting used to climbing the rockier sections after being taught a thing or two by Angus on this walk.

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