Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike

Southern Lake District

Route: Scafell Pike

Area: Southern Lake District

Date of walk: 4th June 2015

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 10.2 miles

Weather: Mostly sunny

My sister Fiona was about to reach her 60th birthday and she still hadn’t climbed a lakeland fell. I decided that it was time to rectify this and so on the day before the walk Gilly and I ‘kidnapped’ her from her home in East Yorkshire and brought her over to the Lake District

Next morning, with Fiona having no idea of what lay ahead, we set off from Seathwaite and began the steady but very long climb up to Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route. Although Fiona realised after a while that we were going ‘somewhere bloody high’ it wasn’t until we were just before the summit that it dawned on her that our destination was to be Scafell Pike – the highest ground in England. Ignorance is bliss

After a quick picnic and champagne celebration on the summit we descended to Esk Hause and from there back to Seathwaite

We were fortunate in being blessed with good weather – plenty of sunshine and a cooling breeze – and this contributed to a red letter day amongst some of the most awesome scenery in Lakeland

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