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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.

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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English Mountain
1st highest in England,
7th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
1st highest in England,
7th in England & Wales

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

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The view from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane

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


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



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

Tony Anderson has walked up [with] On my own

Andy Jakob has climbed [with] Alone [weather] Sunny - I missed the right turn with arrows on a large flat stone, carried on along a very narrow shelf until another walker called me back to safety.....close one!

Ian Mackenzie bagged on May 15th, 2009 [from/via/route] Wasdale Campsite [with] A group from our Buddhist Centre, sponsored walk. [weather] Sunny but only above the clouds at the top

Angela Haworth hiked on August 29th, 2001 [from/via/route] From Wasdale via Lingmell [with] son [weather] dry

Robert Lloyd summited on June 15th, 1977 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Imelda

John Fenwick conquered on October 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale head inn carpark. Used walk c197 [with] Romany [weather] Sunny with some clouds. Great visibility - Stuck to walk as recommended. Easy to follow. Great way to avoid the crowds going up Scarfell Pike.

Andrew Mills scaled on August 22nd, 2020 [from/via/route] Main Route from Wasedale Head Car park [with] Matthew, Danny, Olly, Cat weasel, Ben, Jake [weather] Windy and wet !!! - As part of the 3 peak challenge

Liz Sheerin walked up on August 24th, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Neil [weather] Sunny - Camping in Wasdale Head

Toby Norman climbed on July 6th, 2019 [with] TWAC

Claire Murray bagged on August 17th, 2020 [from/via/route] Started at village green near hotel. Walked Lingfell, Scafell, Pike, Scafell and the other one I've forgotten 🙈 [with] Murray [weather] Lovely! - Uphill struggles!

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

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)

Scafell Pike Summit cairn

Scafell Pike Summit cairn

Photo: Craig Carter (19)

*Red Pike, Illgill Head, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Haycock

*Red Pike, Illgill Head, Scafell Pike and Scafell from Haycock

Photo: Wayne Hill (7)

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)

Climbing Scafell Pike

Climbing Scafell Pike

Photo: Steven Robinson (1)

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (14)

Me and my Dad, having a well earned rest at the top of Scafell Pike having completed all three peaks in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge.

Me and my Dad, having a well earned rest at the top of Scafell Pike having completed all three peaks in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge.

Photo: Fizz Annand (1)

Great Gable (back), Lingmell, the shoulder of Scafell Pike and Mickeldore from Symonds Knott

Great Gable (back), Lingmell, the shoulder of Scafell Pike and Mickeldore from Symonds Knott

Photo: Greg Campbell (12)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (74)

On the top of Scafell Pike with Mac the Dog

On the top of Scafell Pike with Mac the Dog

Photo: Susan Hutchings (1)


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