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Sunday, 23 September 2007

Walk for Sunday 23rd September - Scafell via Corridor Route

Sunday 23 September 2007
Scafell Pike via Corridor Route
Seathwaite (Borrowdale) - Stockley Bridge - Sty Head - Lingmell (via Corridor Route) - Scafell Pike - Great End - Esk Hause - Grains Gill - Stockley Bridge - Seathwaite

Total distance 9.0 miles (equivalent distance approx. 16 miles)
Total ascent 3,600 feet
Start point: Seathwaite farm, Grid ref. NY 236122
Start time: 10.00am, meet at Low Wood at 09.00am for car sharing
Brief description:
This route is recommended by Wainwright and is said to be the most scenic way to ascend Scafell Pike. It takes us up the main valley path to Stockley Bridge and on to Styhead Tarn. The onward path by the Corridor Route is amazing. On a clear day, we should enjoy some great mountain scenery, including views of Great Gable, Kirk Fell, Pillar and Red Pike (Wasdale). Aiming for Lingmell Col, we cross a number of ravines, of which Piers Gill is the most spectacular.
This is a reasonably long walk. In theory the fell can be tackled by anyone with some experience and a good level of fitness.
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All the best,


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1 comment:

Anne said...

I'll put on an alternative, mid-level walk if the weather is dire, probably from Seathwaite to Watendlath, taking in part of the "Allerdale Ramble".