15 km / 10 miles
Starting in Seathwaite we make our ascent up Grains Gill to the crossing of paths and shelter at Esk Hause, great views but we need to carry on up further to catch a glimpse of the summit of Scsfell Pike.
Soon we’ve made most of the ascent and have the tricky boulder field to clamber over, before an little descent and airy climb up to the summit of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike (978 metres /3,209 ft).
We might need to put on some extra layers, as it’s often windy up here. If the weather is on our side we’ll have fine views all around, we may catch a glimpse Scotland, the Isle of Man or the Yorkshire Dales.
Now we start our descent via the iconic Corridor Route, past Styhead Tarn (will we take time to dip our toes in the water?) and back to Seathwaite.