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Great Sca Fell
651m (2137ft)

The Northern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Great Sca Fell as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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(No. 114)

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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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You can walk to the top of Great Sca Fell by using any of these 4 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c284 Great Sca Fell and High Pike from Fell Side

Plenty of views, few people.

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:2,198ft (670m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c163 Great Sca Fell from Over Water

Quiet lonely fells with good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:2,624ft (800m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c127 Great Sca Fell and Knott from Over Water

High Fell views with little company

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10.5ml (17km)
Ascent:2,903ft (885m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c461 Great Sca Fell and Knott from Over Water

High Fell views with little company

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:3,062ft (933m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Great Sca Fell Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Great Sca Fell

Jon Floyd walked up Great Sca Fell on August 4th, 2023 [from/via/route] Over water to Great Cockup, Meal Fell, Great Sca Fell, Little Sca Fell, Brae Fell, Lowthwaite Fell & Longlands Fell back to Over Water [with] Solo [weather] Good, dry & clear - Added Binsey at the end

Chris Mcmanus climbed Great Sca Fell on August 1st, 2023 [from/via/route] Circular route [with] Joanne & Julie [weather] Sunny & misty

Paul Macey bagged Great Sca Fell on July 16th, 2023 [from/via/route] Using walk c163 [weather] Cloudy some sunshine towards end 15 degrees very strong winds @ high level occasional shower

Rob Prikanowski hiked Great Sca Fell on June 5th, 2023 [from/via/route] c163 [weather] Sunny & warm.

Caroline Winter summited Great Sca Fell on April 17th, 2022 [with] Solo [weather] Low cloud over Causey Pike. Drizzle, turning to rain & rough winds - Good views back over Braithwaite & rainbow framing the village. A few routes to get into Barrow. Considered continuing to Causey Pike, but unpleasant weather & poor visibility, so walked down the pleasant ridge off Outerside back into the village.

Martin Hartshorne conquered Great Sca Fell on October 14th, 2022 [with] finley [weather] Breezy, sunny spells & a shower to end

Christine Shepherd scaled Great Sca Fell on September 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] From Overwater using walk c163 Repeated this walk on another glorious day 11.04.2021 [with] On my own [weather] Bright & clear - A lovely walk away from the usual routes. Climbed again on 13/10/22 On a lovely Autumn day.

Simon Myerscough walked up Great Sca Fell on September 18th, 2022 [from/via/route] C163 from Orthwaite [with] no-one else [weather] Low cloud, but dry - misty over 2000ft

Ian Ashton climbed Great Sca Fell on September 11th, 2022 [with] Solo

Angeline Grieveson bagged Great Sca Fell on September 9th, 2022 [with] Dotty

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Great Sca Fell

Climbing Great Sca Fell

Climbing Great Sca Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (110)

Looking back to Great Sca Fell from the summit cairn on Longlands Fell

Looking back to Great Sca Fell from the summit cairn on Longlands Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (115)

Meal Fell and Great Cockup from Great Sca Fell

Meal Fell and Great Cockup from Great Sca Fell

Photo: David Hayter (166)

The cairn on the summit of Great Sca Fell

The cairn on the summit of Great Sca Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (486)

Binsey and Over Water from Great Sca Fell

Binsey and Over Water from Great Sca Fell

Photo: David Hayter (32)

Great Sca Fell from the summit cairn on Meal Fell

Great Sca Fell from the summit cairn on Meal Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (107)

Binsey Trig Point and cairn with The Uldale Fells (Brae Fell, Great Sca Fell and Knott) beyond

Binsey Trig Point and cairn with The Uldale Fells (Brae Fell, Great Sca Fell and Knott) beyond

Photo: Mike Moodie (1)

Great Sca Fell summit cairn

Great Sca Fell summit cairn

Photo: Terry Howard (111)

Great Sca Fell summit cairn

Great Sca Fell summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (879)


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