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image for Walking Route item typeScafell Pike from Borrowdale at Borrowdale

Walking Route

Walker on Scafell Pike

Walker on Scafell Pike


The main ridge of the Scafell Pike massif is traversed on its northwest flank by a spectacular path known as the Corridor Route. It climbs a rough but steady route from Sty Head to Lingmell Col from where it is a simple climb up the summit screes to the top of Scafell Pike passing along the way through some of England's finest mountain scenery. Sty Head can of course be gained from Wasdale but if you reach it from Borrowdale it will allow you a return over the main ridge taking in Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End after which you can descend via Esk Hause and the dramatic course of the Grains Gill path.

Duration: 7 - 8 hours

Miles: 14

Time/Effort 4 out of 5
Navigation 4 out of 5
Technicality 4 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 1053
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Map reference: NY 252172  Lat: 54.54495 Long: -3.15699