Broad Crag and Scafell Pike Walk
The Broad Crag and Scafell Pike Walk is a challenging Lake District adventure that will lead you up some rough and rugged terrain for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The route will take you from the edge of Wast Water and lead you through a corridor along Lingmell Beck before climbing uphill to summit each of these two imposing peaks. This walk is definitely a difficult one, but the views are worth the effort.
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Route Description for Broad Crag and Scafell Pike Walk
Walking the Broad Crag and Scafell Pike Trail is a great adventure that will lead you up to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most popular fells. Although the terrain here is challenging, you are more than likely to see a fair number of walkers on the trail, so be sure to arrive early to secure parking. Setting out from the edge of Wast Water, the trail will take you through a narrow corridor along Lingmell Beck that is flanked by rugged peaks on either side. After traversing the lower slopes of Great Gable, the trail will climb sharply uphill to the southeast, looping around Great End to summit Broad Crag and Scafell Pike. After taking in the amazing Lake District views, follow the trail to the west as it descends the hillside with some spectacular views of Wast Water on the return to the car park.
Getting to the Broad Crag and Scafell Pike Walk Trailhead
To reach the car park for the Broad Crag and Scafell Pike Walk from The Strands Hotel in Nether Wasdale, drive east for 0.5 km and turn left, following the road for the next 6.9 km. Here, you will turn right and continue on for 0.2 km to find the car park on the right.
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