There are few places in the UK as breathtaking as the Lake District. One of the best spots is the Southern Fells, home to Scafell and Scafell Pike, the two largest mountains in England. This is a very popular spot with hikers, welcoming thousands of visitors every year. If you are planning a visit, you may also want to book a stay at The Tree House Cumbria. This is one of the most amazing Scafell cottages and is in an ideal location.
Climbing Scafell is a popular goal with hikers. There is a choice of routes, giving climbers a choice of which to take. The most common option is from Wasdale, via Lord's Rake along the main footpath. Most people will choose to climb via Scafell Crag so they can see the fine rock scenery.
Another option is to start in Eskdale and follow the River Esk upstream. It is a longer route but one some people prefer. There is also a second route starting at Eskdale that begins with an ascent up the Slight side.
Whatever route they choose, hikers need to be aware that there are risks. The routes are all tough and steep. Some also involve dangerous scrambles over hard, potentially unstable rocks. The weather can be a huge hazard too, whether it is high winds, snow, or heavy rain. There are also periods when visibility on the routes can be very low. Hikers should all prepare carefully if they plan on making an ascent.
Some people choose to bring their dogs with them to climb Scafell. While this is perfectly fine, it is important to consider how challenging the climbs can be. It is a good idea to only bring dogs that have experience in the fells. They should also be able to handle the long climbs and how busy the routes can get at times. Dogs should be on a lead where livestock will be grazing.
The best thing after a long, hard day of hiking Scafell is having a cosy cottage to come back to. The Tree House Cumbria is a great choice. It is incredibly comfortable, offering soft beds, a great living room with a wood burning stove, a full kitchen, and a bathroom with a nice shower. The cottage is pet friendly too.
If you want to learn more about one of the most amazing Scafell cottages, browse our website. There is a lot of information about the property, our rates, availability, and details of things to do during your visit. Then, you can contact us if you have questions or special requests.