A trail marathon incorporating England's highest peak. Based from Keswick the route follows beautiful lakeshore trails, wooded valleys to spectacular high mountain trails, incorporating some of the most dramatic rock scenery in the Lake District.

Statistics

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1,741

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1,756

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13

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

https://www.highterrainevents.co.uk/scafell-pike-marathon Section 1: Start to Seathwaite..

From here the route follows woodland trails alongside the beautiful shores of Derwentwater & continues along to the picturesque village of Grange.

Out of Grange, the first climb ofthe day is reached climbing past Castle Crag.

The route continues through Seatoller to reach the hamlet of Seathwaite & the first feed station location.

The course will be marked to this point. Section 2 Scafell Pike Climbing to the summit of England's Highest Peak... From Seathwaite, crossing the old packhorse bridge over Stockley Beck, the route now ventures into the heart of the high fells.

A steep pitched climb leads to Styhead Tarn & Styhead Pass (1,601').

The next section involves the ascent of the infamous Corridor Route.

This is a testing rocky trail that makes a spectacular rising traverse across some of the most rugged yet spectacular rock scenery in England.

With Wasdale far below, it traverses under the dramatic crags of Great End & Broad Crag, crossing a number of deep ravines, climbing up a series of rock slabs & paths, eventually leading up to the summit of Scafell Pike At an elevation of 3,209' Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England.

From the summit the route descends to Broad Crag col before continuing it's high level traverse past Broad Crag & Ill Crag leading down towards Esk Hause.

Located at 2,490' this is the highest pass in the Lake District.

Descend from Esk Hause past Sprinkling Tarn to reach Styhead Pass, retracing the route back to Seathwaite. Section 3: Seathwaite to Keswick...Refuel at the feed station at Seathwaite then cross the valley floor, rejoining the marked route to reach the village of Rosthwaite.

A testing final ascent from Rosthwaite leads to the beautiful isolated hamlet of Watendlath.

The route follows the trail alongside Watendlath Beck to reach CP 5 & the final feed station.

A minor road section descends past Suprise View & Ashness Bridge, then picking up the singletrack trail below Falcon Crag & into Great Wood.

The last section follows the lakeshore trails to the finish in Crow Park.