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Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

Stenuous high level route across England's highest mountains

Walk Route Summary:
- Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, Great Moss, Brotherikeld, Eskdale.

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Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, Great Moss, Brotherikeld, Eskdale The Southern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Burnmoor Tarn from Sca Fell
Photo: Paul Coulter

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Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

In good weather you can see mountains in Wales, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man from the summit of Scafell Pike so try and go in on a clear day.

At an elevation of 832m (2,731ft), Broad Crag Tarn is the highest body of standing water in England. It can be found approximately 420 m south west of the summit of Scafell Pike.

Though Scafell Pike is usually pronounced 'Skar Fell Pyke', the Lake District locals pronounce it 'SKOR-fall Pyke' with the emphasis on the first syllable.

Scafell Pike means the highest point of 'The Pikes of Sca Fell'. This was the collective term for all the lumps and bumps on the top of the Sca Fell Massif (namely Sca Fell Pike, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End) when it was donated to The National Trust by Lord Leconfield in 1919. Sca Fell Pike became Scafell Pike (without the space) due to an error by the Ordnance Survey and the name stuck.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Scafell Pike at 978m (3210ft). Scafell Pike is the highest point in the county of Cumbria, the highest point in The Lake District National Park and the highest point in England. It was also the highest point in the old county of Cumberland. Scafell Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (1st in England, 7th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st in England, 7th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (1st in England, 136th in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Sca Fell, 964m (3163ft). Sca Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd in England, 10th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 2). Sca Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (2nd in England, 11th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Symonds Knott, 959m (3147ft). Symonds Knott is also known as an English Nuttall (3rd in England, 13th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Ill Crag, 935m (3069ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th Eng, 15th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (5th Eng, 17th Eng & Wal); Broad Crag 934m (3065ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th Eng, 16th Eng & Wal) and an English Nuttall (6th Eng, 18th Eng & Wal); Great End 910m (2987ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (7th Eng, 22nd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 5) and an English Nuttall (9th Eng, 25th Eng & Wal); Bow Fell (Bowfell) 902m (2960ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (8th Eng, 24th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 6) and an English Nuttall (10th Eng, 27th Eng & Wal); Esk Pike 885m (2904ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (13th Eng, 32nd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 11) and an English Nuttall (16th Eng, 37th Eng & Wal); Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) 866m (2841ft) - an English Nuttall (20th Eng, 45th Eng & Wal) and Slight Side 762m (2501ft) - a Wainwright (No. 58).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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7
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
s
9
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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More Photos and Pictures from Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

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Great Langdale from Bow Fell (Bowfell). Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

1. Great Langdale from Bow Fell (Bowfell)
Photo: Peter Swan (11)


Scafell Pike Summit cairn. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

2. Scafell Pike Summit cairn
Photo: Craig Carter (19)


Approaching The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell). Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

3. Approaching The Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)
Photo: Tim Hope (127)


Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

4. Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike
Photo: Chris Himsworth (1)


Holding on to the Trig point on Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

5. Holding on to the Trig point on Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Craig Carter (35)


On Mount Toubkal, <br>The High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

6. On Mount Toubkal,
The High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Photo: John Turner (4)


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7. *Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike
Photo: Wayne Hill (22)

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Wha House Farm and Esk Dale with Kepple Crag beyond from Hare Crag. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

8. Wha House Farm and Esk Dale with Kepple Crag beyond from Hare Crag
Photo: David Hayter (376)


Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

9. Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns
Photo: Tim Hope (118)


Nick & Gerry on a windy day at Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale photo

10. Nick & Gerry on a windy day at Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Gerry Smith (4)



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