Scafell Pike and Helvellyn Patches

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26/08/2008 at 15:58
Wheb I was a kid I walked Scafell Pike with my dad and when we finished he gave me a patch to be sewn on to my rucksack. I am about to do Scafell and Helvellyn again with a friend and want to get them one each. anyone know where i can get some? thanks
26/08/2008 at 16:12
maybe sewing patches into modern "technical" rucksacks isn't the greatest of ideas, and that's why they are harder to find.
26/08/2008 at 16:16

true but they are still good mementoes even if not for the rucksack.

26/08/2008 at 16:16
Dunno about sew-on patches, but there's a shop in Ambleside sells pin-on badges. They're along the lines of - I climbed Helvellyn and ddn't whinge (much) - I climbed Scafell Pike and almost made it - that sort of thing. I can't remember the name of the shop but it's a few doors away from the Climbers Shop and on the same block.
26/08/2008 at 16:19
thanks for the help will have a look see what I can get
26/08/2008 at 18:13
You can get 'I climbed Scafell T-shirts' and certificates and, possibly, patches from the farm at Seathwaite.


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Edited: 26/08/2008 at 18:14
26/08/2008 at 23:22

Perhaps you could also get one of those walking stick badges to nail onto some carbon poles.

02/08/2010 at 21:08
Have just climbed scafell pike and would love to get a walking stick mount to glue onto my walking pole - does anyone know where one an be obtained?
02/08/2010 at 21:57
Ambleside Tourist Info Centre?
02/08/2010 at 23:08
John Bailey wrote (see)

Perhaps you could also get one of those walking stick badges to nail onto some carbon poles.

Pmsl .......



03/08/2010 at 01:01
How about this?
03/08/2010 at 16:34

I remember those patches! They were great!

If it's any help, there's a farm on the main route off Conni Old Man that sells badges.

05/06/2011 at 19:09

Following a request of one of my veiwers, I've found  that Youdale's Newsagent in Keswick sells a selection of the old sew on mountain badges similar to the ones I collected as a kid. Poor idea for Gortex but a great idea for fleece jackets or cotton stile gillets. 

Phone them on 01 768 772259 and ask for details

Roger Hiley 

15/06/2011 at 15:31
Wow you can get tshirts, I didn't know that, I'm there while doing the national 3 peaks challenge with the british heart foundation at the end of June, wonder if the other two do souvenirs as well. I hope so.
15/06/2011 at 21:34

Hi New Climber,

The farm cafe at Seathwaite is not open this year so I presume the t-shirts are not on sale.

See my previous message for Youdale's shop in Keswick for a badge.  (Please ignore spelling mistakes - stile/style)

Roger Hiley


06/01/2012 at 04:04
Wife and I did all three peaks in 1999 and now want to get medallions for my wooden walking staff. Still looking for Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis. Any sources anyone? Nate Castens, Minnesota USA
06/01/2012 at 09:15

I'm going to have "Didn't I meet you up Scafell Pike?" tattooed across the cheeks of my arse - it'll add interest for other walkers when I moon them.

I don't really get this 'souvenir' stuff anyway. To me, it's the fell walking equivalent of stamp collecting. Isn't it satisfaction enough to know you've walked up this or that hill? Mind you, I'm just an elderly sceptical curmudgeon so what the feck do I know?

08/01/2012 at 18:33
People like you give elderly sceptical curmudgeons a bad name..............
11/01/2012 at 10:22

Hi Nate,

Been into the Youdale shop in Keswick but he has none.  His supplier of cloth badges no longer makes the metal ones for sticks.  Sorry about that.

Roger Hiley 

17/05/2012 at 12:43


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