The area around Scafell Pike is steeped in history, which obviously seeps into the local fare. Along with traditional places to eat, there are also modern alternatives so you can choose just how much of the local culture you embrace. The Lake District is famed for its high-class restaurants and great food all year round, however, there are also excellent family cafes and cheaper alternatives that ensure you consume tasty calories for less before and after your hike.

Self Catering

Many people understandably choose to take their own picnics up Scafell Pike. The views are amazing and there are many places to stop to enjoy the view.

Pubs & Restaurants

There are many public houses around Scafell Pike, each one giving great views of the area. Food ranges from gourmet to simplistic depending on your taste. Hikers who take the more demanding routes, such as the steep ascent alongside the Esk River, a large lunch isn’t recommended as it can cause lethargy and sluggishness. Those taking gentler routes can, of course, enjoy a feast, as long as the climb is slow with plenty of stops.

A lot of calories are burned climbing Scafell Pike so a delicious meal is an apt reward for completing the challenge!