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Slight Side

Slight Side



Grid Reference: NY 20969 05028
Height: 762 metres/2499 feet

"The picture here simply presented is excellent."
A Wainwright

The southern shoulder of Scafell descends, in stark contrast to the northern flank, gently, with steep crags to the east tio the fine rocky summit of Slight Side from where the gentle grassy slopes continue towards Boot and Eskdale, to the west lies Burnmoor Tarn.

The summit of Slight Side is a good viewpoint over the west coast with only Black Combe blocking the full panorama.

Slight Side makes a good route to Scafell from Boot, in the Eskdale Valley, where a circuit can be made returning either by Burnmoor Tarn or descending to Upper Eskdale.

  1. On Scafell looking past Scafell Pinnacle

    Scafell from Eskdale

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long climb but great views throughout over Eskdale and the surrounding mountains

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 970m / 3200ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Scafell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale

    Scafell & Scafell Pike

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Plenty of uphill and a few scrambles but a great day with dramatic scenery climbing the two highest mountains in England

    Distance: 12km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 1190m / 4000ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Scafell from Bowfell

    Pen, Scafell Pike & Scafell

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    This walk offers a unique opportunity to summit both Scafell Pike and Scafell in a way most walkers have never considered climbing

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Lakeland 3000s 3 Day Challenge

    Regular Price: £66.00

    Special Price £60.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    3 varied days of walking over rough ground, wonderful views and high levels of exposure on Striding Edge

    Distance: Up to 12km / 7 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 1190m / 4000ft per day
    Duration: 3 Days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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