Scafell Pike is bordered by Wastwater on the south western side of the Lake District and Derwent Water to the north. The nearest main towns are situated several miles away, Keswick, Cockermouth and Ambleside are all within easy reach by car. Scafell Pike is in the heart of the largest national park in England, which has 16 lakes within its area. The National Trust owns much of the area.
When ascending Scafell Pike via the Corridor Route, ample parking can be found in Seathwaite. You arrive there by passing Grange at the southern end of Derwent Water. There is a café at Seathwaite and a trout farm.
Approaching Scafell foothills from Wastwater there is a small car park on the left and a large National Trust car park (charge) over the small bridge on your right near a campsite at the northern end of the lake. Here the walk begins.
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