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.
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:
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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..🚶♂️😎👌
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