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Seathwaite - Scafell Pike - Seathwaite Walk

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An absolutely classic ascent of England's highest peak via Styhead Tarn and the Corridor Route, returning via Esk Hause. The initial climb through the valley involves a little scrambling by an impressive waterfall. Just beyond Styhead Tarn you join the Corridor Route, which runs across the flanks of Great End and then makes a fairly direct ascent to the col just below Scafell Pike summit. A quick detour takes you to the top, where you should be rewarded with fantastic views.

Return to the col and go up and down for a short while along the ridge before dropping down to Esk Hause. Finally, turning off just before Sprinkling Tarn, there's an attractive descent by Grains Gill to Seathwaite.

Please note that this walk is graded as a 'Mountain Challenge'. Your navigation skills need to be up to scratch and all along the route you need to use your own map reading skills in conjunction with the instructions we provide. The sections on scree, rock and boulders near the summit call for sure-footedness.

There is some quite tricky scrambling on the Taylorgill Force section (which can be avoided) and on the Corridor Route (which cannot). If you are at all uncertain about finding your way on the scramble at Taylorgill Force then take the detour clearly visible on the map via Stockley Bridge and rejoin the route at waymark 4.

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