Scout Scar

Height: 235 metres / 771 feet Grid reference: SD 48661 91984 Category: The Outlying Fells

The Mushroom shelter on Scout Scar

The Mushroom shelter on Scout Scar

Scout Scar, the Mushroom to the left

Scout Scar, the Mushroom to the left

Scout Scar and Cunswick Scar

Start point: Serpentine Woods car park (SD 511 092)

Serpentine Woods, Kendal – Kendal Fell – Cunswick Fell – Cunswick Scar (OF) Scout Scar (OF) – Serpentine Woods, Kendal

Distance: 6.6 miles     Total Ascent: 296 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours     Start Time: 11:25

Weather: (Eventually) hot and sunny. 22°C

We took a walk from Kendal to Scout Scar via Cunswick Scar today, following the Wainwright walk in the Outlying Fells book. The starting point is better nowadays for those with cars than the original as there is a free and convenient car park adjacent to Serpentine Woods. The weather started off really dull but soon turned into a rare beautiful summer’s day. As Wainwright said ‘This is a walk above others : a pleasure every step of the way’…and we did indeed ‘…take sandwiches and make a day of it’.

Scout Scar

Start point: Kendal Town Hall (SD 515 926)

Kendal Town Hall – Kendal Fell – Cunswick Fell – Cunswick Scar (OF) – Scout Scar (OF) – Kendal Town Hall

Weather: Overcast.

Today’s walk follows Wainwright’s Scout Scar chapter in his book ‘The Outlying Fells of Lakeland’, page 2.

‘This is a walk above others : a pleasure every step of the way.’ – AW