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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 means '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.' and is pronounced 'Though Scafell Pike is usually pronounced 'Skar Fell Pyke', the Lake District locals pronounce it 'SKOR-fall Pyke' with the emphasis on the first syllable. Indeed, many older texts spell it #39;Skawfell Pike#39;. '.

The summit of Scafell Pike is marked by a Trig Point.

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 highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

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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)



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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

Michael Lewis walked up on August 19th, 2017 [from/via/route] from wasdale national trust campsite [with] with all family and Cuthbertsons [weather] drizzle and very cloudy

Andrew Flynn climbed on August 1st, 2009 [from/via/route] Corridor route [with] Lads from work

Paul Ward bagged on October 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Started from NT Car Park Wasdale Head [with] Jamie

Wayne Baxter hiked on July 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head Hotel climed up brown tongue to the junction of Lingmell and Scafell Pike. Due to the amount of cloud and other walks we decisioned to go to Lingmell first then onto Scafell Pike, we return on the same path. It work as we got to the top of Scafell Pike the cloud lifted and the sun broke through [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy with the odd sunny spell - Not a pleasant walk to many walkers

Jeremy Torrance summited on September 19th, 2015 [from/via/route] Seathtwaite [with] Jon, Tim, Ash, Richie

Ginny Tyler conquered on August 12th, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Enzo [weather] Hot hot hot - Far too hot a day to do this! Misty at the top and distant thunder all the way down.

Darren Peake scaled on May 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Solo (not Han) [weather] Sunny - Light showers. Clear Skies

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

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

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Photo: Craig Carter (20)

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (1)

Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (27)

Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge

Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End and Esk Hause from Lingcove Bridge

Photo: Colin Jenkins (33)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (3)

Scafell Pike from Pen (Eskdale)

Scafell Pike from Pen (Eskdale)

Photo: Mike Knipe (239)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit of Little Stand

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End - from the summit of Little Stand

Photo: Alan Wainwright (166)

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Photo: Karen Parry (1)

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)

On Scafell Pike

On Scafell Pike

Photo: Phil Jackson (1)


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