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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,
7th in England & Wales

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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

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

Emma Shaw climbed 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 bagged [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 hiked during August, 2012 [with] Chris Thorne [weather] Overcast

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

Richard Marchant conquered 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 scaled 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 walked up 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

Stephen Batson climbed on May 6th, 2019 [from/via/route] Weardale Head [with] Clare, Nick, Jade, Richard and Stacey [weather] Sun, Hail, Rain

Chris Sheard bagged on April 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Up from Wasdale National Trust via ling mell [with] George [weather] Started and finished clear & fabulous - Went up on ridge bewtween the ghyll and bromn tongue - not for the weak or faint hearted - Lingmell nice top with many good features - Last bit from saddle on my own - snow on path in more than a third - enjoyed kicking in and heeling down - too busy on top and yet more passed me on way down - brown tongue steps relentless - glad its done off to more quieter and pleasant peaks

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

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (19)

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

The Scafel Massive featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell above Wast Water from Buckbarrow

Photo: Chris Brankin (38)

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)

Scafell Pike Summit

Scafell Pike Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (5)

Seatallan (centre left) and you can just make out Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell (centre right in the distance) from Ponsonby Fell summit

Seatallan (centre left) and you can just make out Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell (centre right in the distance) from Ponsonby Fell summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (627)

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)

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)

Ill Crag (left) with Broad Crag below Scafell Pike from Great End summit

Ill Crag (left) with Broad Crag below Scafell Pike from Great End summit

Photo: Craig Carter (33)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (63)


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