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Hiking and walking in the UK

Lake District in 5 days (Scafell Pike and Helvellyn)

DAY 1 – From London to Lake District

We took Virgin bullet train (www.virgintrains.co.uk) from London Euston to Penrith. The return ticket was £87.10 per person. The journey took us around 3h30mins.

We did some basic shopping at Penrith (there is a supermarket just next to the railway station) but you can also shop at Keswick (the closest shop is next to the bus station).

From the Penrith railway station we took a bus no X5 to Keswick (ticket costs £6 per person) and then a bus no 77 from Keswick to Buttermere (ticket costs £5.20 per person). The bus journey took us around 60mins. Good tip: you will save some money if you buy the Explorer ticket for £10 per person. It covers all buses in the area and you can buy it from the bus driver.

The Buttermere village was our starting point.

Length: 6 km / 4 mi. // Grade: easy // Suggested map: OS Explorer Map (sheet OL4) // Our journey on the map: download the map here

Accommodation

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DAY 2 – From Black Sail hostel to Honister via the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike (978 metres / 3,209 ft)

Length: 20 km / 12 mi. // Grade: hard // Suggested map: OS Explorer Map (sheet OL4 and OL6) // Our journey on the map: download the map here

Accommodation

Useful links

  • Scafell Pike (info from Wikipedia): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scafell_Pike

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DAY 3 – From Honister Pass to Elterwater

Length: 17 km / 11 mi. // Grade: moderate // Suggested map: OS Explorer Map (sheet OL4 and OL7) // Our journey on the map: download the map here

Accommodation

Useful links

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DAY 4 – From Elterwater to Patterdale via Helvellyn – second highest mountain in England (950 metres / 3,117 ft)

We walked from Elterwater to Grasmere. Then we took a bus no 555 to Thirlspot (bus station, ask the bus driver). From there we hiked to Helvellyn.

Length: 15 km / 9 mi. // Grade: moderate-hard // Suggested map: OS Explorer Map (sheet OL5 and OL6) // Our journey on the map: download the map here

Accommodation

Useful tips

  • Helvellyn (info from Wikipedia): en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvellyn
  • There are 2 shops in Glenridding and many restaurants in Glenridding and Patterdale

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DAY 5 – From Patterdale to Penrith and back to London

We left Patterdale hostel in the morning and bought 2 tickets for Ullswater Steamers (www.ullswater-steamers.co.uk). It was an amazing boat trip on the Ullswater lake. Single ticket costs £8.50 per person. The steamer took us to Pooley Bridge.

From there you can take a bus back to Penrith or walk (it´s about 6 km / 4 mi.)

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2 thoughts on “Lake District in 5 days (Scafell Pike and Helvellyn)

  1. Love the lakes – reminds me of a more breathtaking version of home (the Durham Dales)

    Posted by originalribenababy | June 7, 2012, 11:27 pm

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