Saturday, 23 June 2018
Start time: 10:00
Strenuous 9 miles / 14.5 km
These are the details for my Saturday A walk on 23rd June.
We meet at the National Trust pay and display car park at the head of Wast Water. For non members the cost is £7 for the day, payment by coins only. There are toilet facilities on site. If you are unfamiliar with this area please allow plenty of time to travel, the minor roads leading to Wasdale are quite narrow with only passing places in parts.
The walk today to Scafell Pike and back is 8.5 miles long with a total climb of about 3000 feet. The summit of this highest mountain in England is 3208 feet above mean sea level. We take the tourist route to the top via Lingmell Gill and Lingmell Col, a distance of about 2.75 miles. Fingers crossed the weather and visibilty will be good enough for us to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Irish sea. The return is via the corridor route to Sty Head, then west along the the side of Great Gable, descending back into Wasdale. The Wasdale Head pub is on the route back, very handy in which to celebrate our achievement. From there it's one mile back to our car park.
This is quite a strenuous walk so it's a good idea to bring plenty of food and water. Also, if the weather is poor it could be quite cold in the mountains so please bring adequate clothing.
Grid reference: NY182074
Nearest postcode: CA20 1EX
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
We provide walks of varying grades on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. We walk locally, in the Peak District, the South Pennines and, on occasion, the Lake District and North Wales.
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