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Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular
Introduction to Walk 3419

Photo from the walk - Scafell Pike from Brotherilkeld, an Eskdale circular

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Southern Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Ascent - 3800 feet / 1152 metres

Time - 10 hours 0 minutes

Grade - very hard

This is a long and potentially strenuous Lake District walk for which at least nine hours should be allowed, more if you include Scafell as well. Your reward for the hard work is to be able to enjoy the relative solitude of the valleys used for the walk in and the walk out. Once on the ridge east of Bowfell you then can experience some wonderful mountain panoramas. Wainwrights included in this walk are - Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike. 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 2226
The Scafells from Eskdale
Grade - very hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1916
Harter Fell and Low Birker Tarn (Eskdale)
Grade - moderate
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
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Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2362
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Scafell Pike and Scafell from Eskdale
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Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2675
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Eel Tarn and Stony Tarn from Eskdale
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Walk 1932
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Blea Tarn & Eskdale Green from Boot
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Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km
Walk 3508
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The Crinkle Crags from Wrynose Pass
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Walk 1176
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Yewbarrow from Wasdale
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2341
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Length - 11.3 miles / 18.3 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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