Raughton Head Parish Magazine Corridor Route Seathwaite to Scafell Pike
Scafell Pike Challenge 2022
We keep getting told that walking is a pastime that reduces our mental anxieties and helps our wellbeing. Perhaps we've known this all along, but to prove it, the time is upon us to revisit England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Last summited by 18 souls (10 adults and 8 children) back May 2016. It was simply the best of days. We can now make some new memories and tackle the walk from Seathwaite via the corridor route. A longer but more gradual ascent, up and down (moving time) in around 7- 7.5 hours, plus lunch and peak time, approx 9 hours overall. A decent day out on the fells you might say, but don't be put off by the statistics. It is fun and the confidence gained is immeasurable. Imagine what else you can do!

We're not raising money this time, the challenge is open to adults and children, no dogs please for safety reasons. Parents/guardians will be solely responsible for their children, with one adult supervising a maximum of three children. Folks should undertake their own training but to help there are to be optional practice walks, which everyone is welcome to attend, whether taking part in the challenge or not.

Training Walks
Sunday 6
th March - Meal Fell - A lovely, sunny walk was enjoyed by all.

Meal Fell
Meal Fell (with Skiddaw in the background)


Sunday 20th March - Bannerdale/Southerfell - An even lovelier, sunnier walk.

Blencathra Bannerdale
Bannerdale (with Blencathra in the background) from Southerfell

Sharp Edge
Sharp Edge

Blencathra (there are actually people on the summit)

Training walks dates:

10th April
Start 10.00 am. meet topside/station side of Keswick former swimming pool, anticipated
4 - 5 hours for a walk-up Skiddaw (packed lunch essential).
There's a low level alternative available which will take in Latrigg, anticipated 3 - 4 hours.

2nd May - start location TBC.

14th May
The anticipated walk date (with a reserve date of
21st May in case of inclement weather).

Rod Phillips - 016974 76172

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Click on the map above to get a description and photographs of the route.

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