Date: Saturday 10th October 2015
We arrived at Church Stile Farm & Holiday Park quite late, pitched the tent and went to the pub. The park were really understanding about the difficulties we’d incurred with the traffic on the way up. The park is to the South West of Wast Water and Scafell Pike. It was perfect for what we wanted, with decent showers, a small shop. It’s situated in Nether Wasdale, which is literally in the middle of nowhere – other than the campsite, the area contained two pubs and a phone box. One of the pubs, called The Strands Inn, was absolutely fantastic (I would highly recommend it to anyone).
We woke up at 08:00 the next day, aiming to begin our walk up Scafell Pike at 09:00. We drove to a small National Trust carpark just outside of Wasdale Head and parked there, so we could get some good views of the lake. Using the iOS Ordnance Survey mapping app, we made our way up the mountain (with paper maps for backup, of course).
There are multiple routes up Scafell Pike, as I am training for the Three Peaks Challange, we decided on the Wasdale Head route. For a list of routes, click here to take you to scafellpike.org – it contains routes, tips and tricks for your ascent.
Scafell Pike Route and Vlog
As with all my training sessions, I’m aiming to record the routes and some form of Vlog (Video Blog) to post on here. Each training session will (hopefully) be recorded in this way and uploaded on here. Below is our route, and my first video blog of training. The tracking was done by the iOS Followmee application. During any training session, the walk can be followed LIVE on the Hiking Tracker.