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Sca Fell
964m (3163ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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2nd highest in England,
10th in England & Wales

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2nd highest in England,
11th in England & Wales

Walk Sca Fell walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

The view from the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Sean Harrison





Sca Fell is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



Sca Fell is on Peak Bagging Map & Hill Tick List:

*Version marked with the walk routes you need to follow to Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 walks.



You can walk to the top of Sca Fell by using any of these 7 easy to follow route maps:









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If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Sca Fell, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.



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

Elaine Evans walked up Sca Fell on September 23rd, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wasdale campsite carpark, via corpse road towards Burnmoor Tarn, ascended to Sca Fell then descended to Slight Side, back to corpse road and returned to car. [with] Sue [weather] Wonderful walking weather - fair, sunshine and cloud with a cooling breeze. Poor visibility on Sca Fell summit. - Very boggy ground on way up and on way down. Saw memorial to Polish pilots who crashed in 1941 - some wreckage still present at site.

Phillip Bulley climbed Sca Fell on September 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Backenclose to lords rake. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny and warm.

Bay Wan bagged Sca Fell on August 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] Slight Side to Scafell loop (avoided Scafell Pike like the plague because a) it was August Bank holiday weekend and b) I heard it was all bouldery so not really my bag) [with] Cocoa dog - 8 yrs old [weather] Sunny summers day. 25 degrees. Lovely with a breeze. Cooking without. - Path disappeared after about an hour on the way up to Slight Side at Whinscales and it's pretty boggy in most if the way, however, treading a lesser used path has its advantages being I saw no one until I neared Scafell! Didn't enjoy the scree descent down from Scafell and the boggy return, although the path was better here.

Richard Marchant hiked Sca Fell on November 23rd, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a two day trip with an overnight camp at Beckhead Tarn below Great Gable. Day 1 we ascended Yewbarrow then onto Red Pike-Scoat Fell-Pillar-Kirk Fell and descended to Beckhead Tarn and camped the night and what a cold night. Day 2 Great Gable-Scafell Pike via the corridor route then Sca Fell and back down to Wasdale and the car. [with] Best Friend Ray Collins. [weather] Clear blue skies, no wind but very cold and in the minus overnight

Alan Pritchard summited Sca Fell on September 12th, 2016 [with] Solo [weather] Good - Went on walking holiday - also have done the 3 peaks challenge once. Also the Yorkshire 3 peaks in 8hours..πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Œ

Gemma Armitage conquered Sca Fell on September 5th, 2018 [with] Richard & Pippa (6 months) [weather] dry

Michael Nolan scaled Sca Fell on October 22nd, 2018 [from/via/route] lords rake [with] ray - still enjoyed it!

Craig Steeland walked up Sca Fell on June 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wha House Farm car park at bottom of Hardknott Pass [with] On my own [weather] Hot and sunny with no wind.

Chris Sheard climbed Sca Fell on April 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] Up from Boot past Eel tarn and over slight side. Pleasant to start becoming persistent rain then hellish gusts which blew both of us off our feet. Wild and wonderful. [with] George [weather] Started cloudy turning to rain and finished with broken cloud and sun - Cloud caused some navigation problems in middle section. rain and strong winds pushed us off track but recovered well. George damaged his ankle on good old wet grass

Chris Faulkner bagged Sca Fell on March 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] From Wasdale. [with] Michelle Chandler [weather] Misty. Rainy. Very poor visibility - Poor visibility. Billy no mates crow on top !!

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

The Scafell Massiff from Bowfell - with Sca Fell to the left, Mickledore in the centre and Scafell Pike to the right

The Scafell Massiff from Bowfell - with Sca Fell to the left, Mickledore in the centre and Scafell Pike to the right

Photo: Wayne Hill (83)

Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns

Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns

Photo: Tim Hope (118)

Great Gable from Sca Fell

Great Gable from Sca Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (56)

The summit cairn on Little Sca Fell

The summit cairn on Little Sca Fell

Photo: Terry Howard (112)

Burnmoor Tarn and Illgill Head from Sca Fell

Burnmoor Tarn and Illgill Head from Sca Fell

Photo: Paul Coulter (6)

A crowded Scafell Pike summit from the summit of Sca Fell

A crowded Scafell Pike summit from the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Craig Carter (38)

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (28)

Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Photo: David Togstead (1)

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)

Sca Fell, Scafell Pike and the dome of Great Gable in the distance beyond Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) with The Langdale Pikes in the mid distance from Yoke

Sca Fell, Scafell Pike and the dome of Great Gable in the distance beyond Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell) with The Langdale Pikes in the mid distance from Yoke

Photo: Rob Barklamb (36)


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