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Great End
910m (2987ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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7th highest in England,
22nd in England & Wales

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9th highest in England,
25th in England & Wales

Walk Great End walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

The view from the summit of Great End

Photo: Stephen Dawson

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

England's highest mountain

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:3,696ft (1,126m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

England's highest mountain

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:3,477ft (1,060m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's highest & 2nd highest mountains

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9.75ml (15.5km)
Ascent:5,140ft (1,567m)
Time:8.75hrs
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Walk c453 The Scafell Mountains from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Testing route up England's highest mountains

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11ml (17.5km)
Ascent:5,409ft (1,648m)
Time:9½ hrs
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Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

The 'easiest' way up England's highest from Great Langdale

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:3,883ft (1,183m)
Time:8 hrs
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Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

England's Highest Mountain

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:4,684ft (1,428m)
Time:9.25hrs
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Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

England's highest mountains

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 13.75ml (22km)
Ascent:4,982ft (1,519m)
Time:10 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)
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Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

Stenuous high level route across England's highest mountains

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 14ml (22.5km)
Ascent:6,009ft (1,832m)
Time:9 hrs
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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great End Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great End

John Ramsbottom walked up Great End on January 7th, 2024 [from/via/route] Started at Wasdale Head car park [with] Lola [weather] sunshine cold & frosty, nice day - No pub this time . Being good

James Hughes climbed Great End on June 15th, 2023 [from/via/route] Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End [with] Solo [weather] Beautiful day, clear, warm. blue skies & no wind. - Pearler of a day...

Geoff Hand bagged Great End on May 12th, 2023 [from/via/route] Recce of the Second half of Bob Graham Round leg 3. Set out from the NT Carpark at Wasdale Head. Went up Lingmell Beck to Sty Head then Esk Hause from there we went to 1great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag. from there onto Scarfell Pike, the down to Broad S & round to Foxes Tarn & Up Scarfell. Then straight down to Wasdale Head [with] Ran Mackay, Alfi and Tess. [weather] Started cloudy & cleared into a beautiful sunny afternoon - It was the toughest day out in the fells I've had to date.

Christine Shepherd hiked Great End on July 15th, 2006 [from/via/route] Walked from Longthwaite Youth Hostel. After climbing Glaramara & Allen Crags using walk c301 from go4awalk there was enough time to bag Great End before heading down via Taylor Force. [with] Walkers from St George's Church Leeds. We were on a weekend away and I was leading an 'All Day Energetic Walk'. [weather] Glorious sunshine. - Enjoyed a swim in Styhead Tarn to cool off after a wonderful day's walking. Climbed this again on 3.10.15 after climbing Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head. Climbed again on 25.04.2023 adding this fell onto c371 from Great Landale.

Iain Jones summited Great End on August 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale [with] Steven Hunt - 26 August 2017 - The Wainwright 60 - Day 6 (Scafell); 17 September 2022 - walked via Corridor Route from Seatoller

Tim Winn conquered Great End on September 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [with] Mountain Guided Walks [weather] Cloud & heavy rain.

Kevin Foster scaled Great End on May 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] National Trust car park, Brackenclose, Wasdale Head. [with] By myself. [weather] Early cloud on Scafells lifting by midday then sunny. - A faint path beside Greta Gill took me to the col above Calf Cove. Here I turned left & headed to the wide summit of Great End with it's three summit cairns. I saw no one which was surprising as there were lots of people about on the main highway to Scafell Pike. Another top for the peak baggers only it seems?

Ian Ashton walked up Great End on September 4th, 2021 [from/via/route] Seathwaite & corridor route down [with] Solo

Chris Sheard climbed Great End on March 14th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along from ESK hause [with] George [weather] Fierce winds freezing feel, top clagged in with hails & near blizzard - Actually found two others on the path who put us back in connection with the right turn path - thanks guys

Wayne Baxter bagged Great End on August 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite followed the path through farm to Stockley bridge. Around Greenhow Knott & pick up a faint path to Seathwaite Fell. Onto Sprinkling Tarn & up Great End. From Great End across to Allen Crags & then onto Glaramara. We picked up a path by Hind Gill (not recommended very steep & rocky). Back to Seathwaite farm [with] Sue, Steven and Bev [weather] Cloudy & some rain

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great End

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit cairn on Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (168)

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (20)

Derwent Water from Great End summit

Derwent Water from Great End summit

Photo: Craig Carter (37)

A moody looking Great Gable from Great End's north ridge close to Custs Gully

A moody looking Great Gable from Great End's north ridge close to Custs Gully

Photo: Andy Malcolm (226)

Below Great End near Sprinkling Tarn

Below Great End near Sprinkling Tarn

Photo: Mike Jennings (6)

The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

The Scafell Massif - Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag & Great End - with Bow Fell (Bowfell) in the right foreground from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (182)

Scafell, Scafell Pike, and Great End from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Scafell, Scafell Pike, and Great End from White Maiden and Walna Scar

Photo: Gerry Ball (7)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Great Gable summit

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (32)

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (38)

Ill Crag (left) Broad Crag (centre) and Scafell Pike (right) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Ill Crag (left) Broad Crag (centre) and Scafell Pike (right) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (11)

Great End and Styhead Tarn catching the light

Great End and Styhead Tarn catching the light

Photo: Andy Malcolm (76)

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Photo: John Carney (1)

Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (25)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (171)

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (7)

Round How peeping through the mist from the bottom of Great End

Round How peeping through the mist from the bottom of Great End

Photo: Christine Shepherd (350)

Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (230)

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (242)

Looking south from the summit of Dale Head (Newlands) with (left to right) Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Scafell Pike on the horizon and Great Gable (far right - mid distance)

Looking south from the summit of Dale Head (Newlands) with (left to right) Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Scafell Pike on the horizon and Great Gable (far right - mid distance)

Photo: Fred Bell (1)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (3)


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