Scafell Pike is one of the Lake District's most iconic and legendary mountains. At 3,209 feet, it is England's highest mountain and one of the most thrilling climbs in the Lakes. The views from the top have inspired writers such as Wainwright, Wordsworth and Coleridge and on a clear day the views stretch to Scotland, Wales, Ireland and even the Isle of Man.
The mountain starred in a famous BBC Documentary called 'Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike' which captured the amazing views and told the stories of the people who work on Scafell Pike and spend time on its ridges. The video shows spectacular footage of the mountain changing from season to season.
There are several fantastic hiking and trekking routes to reach the top of Scafell Pike and our favourite walk starts from Wasdale Head. It is one of the shortest routes up to the peak at 6 miles long and you will climb to 989 metres.
Park at Lake Head car park and follow the road to the footpath which will take you over a footbridge, towards Lingmell Gill. When you reach here, head left and uphill before crossing the river and passing Brown Tongue. You will then continue to the summit of Scafell Pike.
We have several cottages in Wasdale, perfect if you want to experience the magic of Scafell Pike. Click here to discover all our Wasdale Cottages.