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Scafell Pike walk, Lake District

Would you like to walk Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain? Scafell Pike is a complex but rewarding mountain. At 978m Scafell Pike is the daddy of all mountains in England. The Scafell Pike walk is not for the faint-hearted; this is a touch challenge for people of all experiences.

Scafell Pike is not just Britain’s highest mount, it is also the highest war memorial. It is maintained by the National Trust after it was gifted to them in 1919 by Lord Leconfield. It was gifted to the national trust after The Great War (1914–1918) in perpetual memory of the men of the Lake District who fought for freedom.

Over the years, the Scafell Pike walks has not only become popular with tourists and hikers, but it has also become a mountain that helps to raise much needed money for charities. A lot of people raise money by walking up Scafell Pike, including the Three Peaks Challenge.

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Before setting off to walk Scafell Pike in The Lake District it is important to check the weather. The weather in The Lake District and can change quickly and can become very harsh at times. One minute you can have sunshine, and the next you could face strong winds, heavy rain, and in bad conditions low visibility. You should also take with you food, water, a first aid kit, and a compass. Also, as you will be aware, and not that you should be told, but do make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear.

The Lake District walk stars and finishes in Wasdale Valley, which is on the shore of England’s deepest lake. The route starts near the Wasdale Head Pub which is a 200-year-old Inn. It then continues to Lingmell Beck towards Sty Head ((altitude of 1,600 feet), which is a famous Lakeland mountain pass. It passes between the peak of Great Gable and the rocky bulk of the Scafell range.

From Sty Head, you then follow the Corridor Route that clings to the mountainside beneath Great End, and turn left at Lingmell Col. The who have the final push to the top. When you get to the top, not only will you feel a sense of pride and achievement, but you will also be rewarded with some amazing views all the way to the Irish Sea.

In 2017, ITV ran a poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk, and Scafell Pike walk, Lake District was voted fifth. For me, the Scafell Pike walking route is number one.

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