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Scafell Pike
978m (3210ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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.


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Scafell Pike 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.

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.


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1st highest in England,
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1st highest in England,
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1st highest in England,
138th in Great Britain

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The view from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane

Scafell Pike 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)



Scafell Pike 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 Scafell Pike by using any of these 13 easy to follow route maps:















Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Scafell Pike Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Scafell Pike

Richard Marshall walked up on June 25th, 2020 [from/via/route] Scafell Pike Corridor route [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] Sunny low wind and very hot. Middle of Pandemic

Adrian Howard climbed on May 10th, 2019 [from/via/route] Brackenclose [with] Rick

Sarah Baker bagged on April 18th, 2015 [with] Larry baker and Darly Naylor [weather] -12 and snow

Emma Shaw hiked during July, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite via Grains Gill and Broad Crag [with] 13 year old daughter [weather] missly most of the way - Second peak in our 3 year - 3 peak challenge. Stayed in Lake district for a week with dog and grandparents, waiting for best day for the walk. Think we got it - there was some sun on our way down.

Mike Walker has summited [from/via/route] Wast Water [with] A couple of guys from work [weather] Sunny in the valley but a bit cool on the top. - Very busy day at the summit - there were quite of few stag do's in fancy dress!

Robin Thorne conquered during August, 2012 [with] Chris Thorne [weather] Overcast

Bernard Molyneux scaled on September 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Jo,Deb [weather] Excellent

Richard Marchant walked up 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

Margaret Richards climbed on July 2nd, 2019 [from/via/route] via the Brown Tongue Route from Wasdale C111 [with] Don [weather] Dry and mild though cold at the top: good views - Took almost 6 hours in total

Alan Pritchard bagged 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

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Scafell Pike

On a very wet Scafell Pike last summer (ha ha ha)

On a very wet Scafell Pike last summer (ha ha ha)

Photo: Mark Kelly (1)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (35)

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (15)

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)

Airplane wreckage below Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Airplane wreckage below Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (24)

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

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

Photo: David Togstead (1)

Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (10)

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Yewbarrow summit cairn

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Yewbarrow summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (41)

Snow on Black Sails summit cairn with Great Carrs (centre left) and Scafell Pike (far right) in the background

Snow on Black Sails summit cairn with Great Carrs (centre left) and Scafell Pike (far right) in the background

Photo: David Elliott (1)

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)


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