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The Scafells via Piers Gill
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Photo from the walk - The Scafells via Piers Gill

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 4000 feet / 1212 metres

Time - 7 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This tough but exhilarating Lake District walk tackles Scafell Pike and Scafell - the two highest summits in England - but avoids the crowds. This is a serious route that involves some short but steep scrambles that cannot be bypassed especially on Piers Gill. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Scafell, Scafell Pike. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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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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