How to Get to Scafell Pike

People come not only from around the local area or even the UK, visitors from around the world have come to conquer Scafell Pike. Check you’ve got the right directions here.

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Scafell Pike is located in the Lake District National Park. Being the highest mountain in England standing at an impressive 978m (3,209 ft) feet at its highest point this mountain is a favourite with hikers and climbers. There are a variety of routes to the summit, some being suitable for families while others being for the more experienced climber.

Regardless of why you choose to visit Scafell Pike you need to know the best way to get here.

Driving to Scafell Pike – Scafell Pike Postcode

For those who are using satellite navigation, the postcodes you should use for Scafell Pike are below.

Wasdale Head Postcode

CA20 1EX

Seathwaite Postcode

CA12 5XJ

Eksdale Postcode

CA19 1TH

Great Langdale Postcode (Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel)

LA22 9JY

The coordinates for Scafell Pike are 54° 27′ 15.2″ N, 3° 12′ 41.5″ W.

Flying

Those who are flying into the area from further afield in the UK or from abroad have four airports to choose from (subject to airline decisions – flight paths do vary).

Newcastle Airport is the closest to Scafell Pike by road being just 118 miles away and has UK, Mediterranean and European connections.

Manchester Airport is 136 miles from Scafell by road and is one of the biggest airports in the UK offering connections with a wide variety of places around the globe including the US, Asia and the Middle East as well as Europe and domestic UK flights.

Prestwick Airport is 169 miles away by road and connects mostly with European flights and select UK domestic routes.

Glasgow Airport is approximately 169 miles by road from Scafell Pike and boasts a number of connections from the UK, North America, Europe and Asia.

Travelling By Rail

You may get fairly close to Scafell Pike by train however you will need to arrange a hire car or utilise other public transport to get you to your accommodation or the starting point. The West Coast Mainline’s closest stations are at Penrith and Oxenhome, Lake District. These have connections with London Euston, Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow Central.

Accommodation

There are plenty of Scafell Pike accommodation options to choose from including B&Bs, hotels and even luxury self catering accommodation. All of these will provide postcodes and parking information when you book. Do book in advance as accommodation is very popular, including the Scafell Pike camping areas.

Wherever you choose to stay will be able to provide you with up to date taxi numbers and bus information as required.