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Walking on Water to Scafell from Eskdale
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Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Ascent - 3450 feet / 1045 metres

Time - 8 hours 10 minutes

Grade - hard

Scafell is often forgotten by walkers who concentrate on its higher sister, Scafell Pike. This Lake District walk offers a classic route onto this Lakeland giant, avoiding the crowds and offering some wonderful walking. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Scafell, Slight Side. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1299
Green Crag from Eskdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 2362
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2675
Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2229
Tarns of Eskdale
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Walk 1932
Slight Side from Whahouse Bridge
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.6 miles / 9.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2226
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
The Scafells from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1916
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3419
0.7 miles / 1.1 km away
Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 2355
1.8 miles / 2.9 km away
Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 1668
4.0 miles / 6.5 km away
Silver Knott & Muncaster Fell from Irton Road
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 3485
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
High Birkhow & Low Wood from Wast Water
Grade - easy
Length - 4.2 miles / 6.8 km
Walk 1176
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Yewbarrow from Wasdale
Grade - moderate
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2341
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
A circuit of Nether Beck and Over Beck from Wasdale
Grade - hard
Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 km
Walk 1690
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
Netherbeck Horseshoe - Middle Fell, Steeple & Red Pike
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 1303
4.6 miles / 7.3 km away
Buckbarrow, Seatallan & Middle Fell
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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