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All reviews amazing views lake district great walk highest peak my partner your feet worth the effort the pub long walk stepping stones good luck year old daughter half mile free parking wasdale head car park corridor route
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent views...when there’s no cloud! The hike up is difficult but it is the tallest mountain in England so that’s to be expected. It’s really hard to walk down as it’s not even steps, especially in wet, icy conditions. If you are prepared and have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank linz_269
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We were traveling in the area and stopped by,many beautiful mountains and lakes here and we stopped in for a drink at the local pub.Beautiful day so I got lots of great shots.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnicester
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Is this possibly one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Following Wainwright’s footsteps. Chose an epic day for an epic walk. Duration over 8hrs. Height gained over 3000 feet. If you visit the English Lake District and your feeling energetic. Do this walk. Southern...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wainwright214
Reviewed 6 November 2018

it's amazing scenery in the Lake District, and good to be among the high fells, but let's be honest, the summit of England's highest mountain is really quite unpleasant - sharp craggy boulders, a scramble to the top, and a bit of a barren wasteland....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ordinarypunter2015
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

It’s been years since I’ve climbed this peak and the last time it was glorious sunshine. This time was a challenge battling the wind and rain but glad we did it, favourite bit is the final ascent scramble. Usually fantastic views however it wasn’t meant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PaulDrewsterDrew
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Just stunningly beautiful track from Wasdale Head. A few testing times, but on the whole, not too difficult a climb. Enjoy

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank laydeejanatha
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Hard days walking but well worth it. Bit tricky towards the top but you won’t regret it. Coming down much easier

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David & Kat... P
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I climbed Scarfell Pike from Seathwaite on 4th September 2018. Set off at 8.30 am and the weather was raining. When we got round Great End the weather turned for the worse and visibility was poor due to the low cloud. We both just followed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank andy m
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Scafell pike is an incredible climb. I’d read reviews saying it was rather dull but actually we found it really exciting. It definitely was tough and super steep the entire way. We went on a ‘poor visibility’ day which I think made it all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sallywoodro97
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

A tough climb but very beautiful at the top and worth the pain....although my legs still haven't recovered yet!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Connector287032
25 October 2018|
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Response from Sherazade4 | Reviewed this property |
To add to my earlier answer, those toilets I talked about are at the parking space in Wasdale Head
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Hannah B
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Response from 938fjg | Reviewed this property |
The ascent from Wasdale Head is the shortest, however there is no public transport. You can also go up from Great Langdale, Borrowdale or Eskdale which is the longest ascent I believe. Buses run to Borrowdale from... More
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Mich552
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Response from DeeTraveller | Reviewed this property |
It is indeed - we had a 3year old labradoodle with us. Be aware though, her/his tiny legs may not be enough to jump across some of the obstacles so, like SuperSoni says, be prepared to pick him/her up. Also, our dog's paws... More
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