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Scafell Pike is the highest peak in England, although it’s only a few metres above its close neighbour Scafell.
There are several routes up the tallest mountain in England, but the most popular for the Three Peaks Challenge is from Wasdale Head.
This is a very direct route that’s almost entirely uphill.
Parking close to the base of the mountain, you take a steep hike up to the fells and then turn south to summit.
Scafell Pike is usually completed second by 24 hour Three Peaks Challengers.
Apparently that means it’s slightly harder to climb than Snowdon, but we’d contest that.
It depends so much on the weather, for a start.
The Lake District doesn’t seem to get winter conditions (ie.
snow and ice) as consistently as Snowdonia.
Not that most people take on the Three Peaks Challenge in winter… although if you’re looking for a theme that wouldn’t be a bad one! There are no obvious highway-of-a-path routes all the way up to the summit of the highest peak in England, so that’s probably why it’s classed second hardest. https://www.muchbetteradventures.com/magazine/highest-peaks-uk/?