lake district question ?
The Bob Graham covers a lot more than the ‘top 3’Posted 8 years ago
Folk do Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Scafell Pike, on foot, without a car in a long day, but it usually involves some long valley link sections.
What’s the challenge if you use a car?
At a sharpish walk/jog/run pace, each can be done in between 2-3 hrs and driving between them would involve a 20 min shuttle from Helvellyn – Skiddaw, then a 1.5 hr drive to Wasdale Head (shorter walk up Scafell) or a 30 min drive to Seathwaite (longer walk up Scafell).
As I said, regularly done without recourse to an automobile.
It might be no quicker with a car as you’d have to return to it instead of cutting cross country. You can go Sca Fell, Angle Tarn, High Raise, Wythburn, but from here I’d be tempted to go up Great Tongue rather than Birk Side (which is ghastly), so you might drop to Grasmere instead. From Helvellyn you can go along the ridge all the way to The Old Coach Road before crossing the valley to Lattrigg.Posted 8 years agospandex_bobSubscriber
If you really do want to drive it:
Skiddaw up + down = 4hrs
Skiddaw to Thirlmere (car) = 30 mins
Thirlmere – helvellyn – thirlmere = 4hrs
thirlmere – langdale (car) = 30 mins
Langdale – scafell pike – langdale = 5hrs
So thats an hour in the car, and 13hrs going at a middling pace, out and back on the same routes for each hill. A big day, but do-able. Have to agree on doing it without the motor though.Posted 8 years ago
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