Direct Transport based walk with Chris Wareing.
We'll head out reasonably early at 9.30am from Keswick Bus Station to meet ready to walk at 10am at the phone box in Seathwaite at the end of Borrowdale http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=323525&Y=512183&A=Y&Z=120 (allow 2.5 hours from Manchester, public loo available near phone box). From there, it's up the more traditional down route to Sty Head Tarn, directly up Great End (note slightly scrambly in places) over Great End to pick up the tourist route onto the Pike itself, then down towards Lingmell and back via the Corridor Route to Sty Head Tarn and back down the ascent route to the cars. This will be a strenous hike, roughly 8-9 miles and with 1000m of ascent and 1000m of descent over rough and/or steep ground in places. It's likely to be warm, so you'll need plenty of water. We won't finish much before 5 or 6 pm, so depending on that, we may well have dinner at somewhere like the excellent Langstrath Inn in Rosthwaite before we leave.
Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct
This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.
09:30: Meet at the walk start (Keswick Bus Station / Booths)
10:00 Walk starts.
Waypoints: Park at Seathwaite (free, but always busy), Stockley Bridge, Sty Head Tarn, Great End, Scafell Pike, Corridor Route, Sty Head Tarn, Stockley Bridge, Seathwaite
Fastest route is M60, M61, M6 to Jn 40, A66 to Keswick. Estimated journey time is 2hr without stops. Scenic route come off M6 at Jn 36 then the A591 through Ambleside to Keswick: 2hr 15. If coming from Manchester, best to meet at walk start at the telephone box at Seatoller at 10am (public loo available).