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Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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

England's highest mountain

Walk Route Summary:
- Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Sty Head, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Sty Head, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water The Southern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Buzz, Sharky and Yorkie on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day
Photo: Chris Budd

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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.

Wasdale Head is a tiny hamlet of agricultural fields and dwellings that claims to be home of the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike), the deepest lake (Wast Water), the smallest church (Church of St Olaf) and the biggest liar (Will Ritson). There is an excellent National Trust Campsite and a fine pub - the Wasdale Inn - which claims to be the birthplace of British rock climbing. There is also a large free parking area for visitors.

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 Ill Crag, 935m (3069ft). Ill Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th in England, 15th in England & Wales). and a Wainwright (No. 1). Ill Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (5th in England, 17th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Broad Crag, 934m (3065ft). Broad Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th in England, 16th in England & Wales). and a Wainwright (No. 1). Broad Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (6th in England, 18th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag 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) and Lingmell 800m (2626ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (42nd Eng, 77th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 35) and an English Nuttall (50th Eng, 93rd Eng & Wal).

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
s
5
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 c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

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John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike
Photo: Nancy Townsend (1)


Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head
Photo: Bob Ferguson (80)


Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike
Photo: Chris Budd (4)


Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale  with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

4. Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance
Photo: Andy Malcolm (231)


Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Stewart Green (5)


Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Lingmell. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Lingmell
Photo: Ian Lilley (1)


On Mount Toubkal, <br>The High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

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


Wasdale Head Hall Farm. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Wasdale Head Hall Farm
Photo: Craig Carter (40)


Great Gable from the Corridor Route below Scafell Pike. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Great Gable from the Corridor Route below Scafell Pike
Photo: Rob Barklamb (17)


On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010
Photo: Garry Dickinson (1)



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