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Scafell Pike
978m (3210ft)

Walk Scafell Pike walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England
The view from the summit of
Scafell Pike

Photograph by David Cochrane

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 is classified as a:

The summit of Scafell Pike is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

 


Scafell Pike is on interactive maps:

  • OS Explorer (Orange Covers) sheet: OL6
  • OS Landranger (Pink Covers) sheet: 89 and 90
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    You can walk to the top of Scafell Pike by using any of these 13 easy to follow route maps:

    Walk c111 Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, Lingmell Gill, Brown Tongue, Hollow Stones, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Mickledore, Lingmell Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 971m (ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c172 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, Lingmell Gill, Brown Tongue, Hollow Stones, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, The Corridor Route, Sty Head, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 12km (7½ miles) | Ascent: 981m (ft) | Allow at least: 6hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


    Walk c233 Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, (National Trust Campsite), Wast Water, Lingmell, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike, Mickledore, Foxes Tarn, Symonds Knott, Sca Fell, Lingmell Gill, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 12km (7½ miles) | Ascent: 1279m (ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c370 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

    Route Summary: - Seathwaite, Stockley Bridge, Grains Gill, Ruddy Gill, Sprinkling Tarn, Esk Hause, Scafell Pike, Esk Hause, Grains Gill, Stockley Bridge, Seathwaite.

    Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 1020m (ft) | Allow at least: 6½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Sty Head, Lingmell Beck, Gable Beck Bridge, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 1126m (ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c454 Scafell Pike via The Corridor Route from Seathwaite

    Route Summary: - Seathwaite, Grains Gill, Stockley Bridge, Styhead Gill, Styhead Tarn, Sty Head, The Corridor Route, Skew Gill, Greta Gill, Piers Gill, Scafell Pike, The Corridor Route, Sty Head, Stockley Bridge, Seathwaite.

    Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 986m (ft) | Allow at least: 6¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

    Route Summary: - Seathwaite, Grains Gill, Styhead Gill, Styhead Tarn, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Grains Gill, Seathwaite.

    Length: 15km (9½ miles) | Ascent: 1060m (ft) | Allow at least: 7hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, (National Trust Campsite), Wast Water, Lingmell, Middleboot Knotts, Round How (Scafell), Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Mickledore, Foxes Tarn, Symonds Knott, Sca Fell, Wast Water.

    Length: 15.5km (9¾ miles) | Ascent: 1567m (ft) | Allow at least: 8¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c453 The Scafell Mountains from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

    Route Summary: - Wasdale Head, (National Trust Campsite), Wast Water, Lingmell, Corridor Route, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Mickledore, Foxes Tarn, Symonds Knott, Sca Fell, Slight Side, Broad Tongue, Hardrigg Gill, Wasdale Head, Wast Water.

    Length: 17.5km (11 miles) | Ascent: 1648m (ft) | Allow at least: 9½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Cumbria Way, Mickleden Beck, Rossett Gill, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Esk Hause, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Angle Tarn, Rossett Gill, Mickleden, Mickleden Beck, The Cumbria Way, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 18km (11¼ miles) | Ascent: 1183m (ft) | Allow at least: 8hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

    Route Summary: - Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Cumbria Way, Mickleden Beck, Mickleden, Rossett Beck, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Esk Hause, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, The Band, Oxendale, Stool End Farm, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

    Length: 20km (12½ miles) | Ascent: 1428m (ft) | Allow at least: 9¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


    Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Lingcove Bridge, Great Moss, Eskdale.

    Length: 22km (13¾ miles) | Ascent: 1519m (ft) | Allow at least: 10hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard


    Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

    Route Summary: - Eskdale, Wha House Farm, Hare Crag, Quagrigg Moss, Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Ore Gap, Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Bowfell Buttress, Cambridge Crag, Flat Crag, Climbers' Traverse (optional), Three Tarns, Great Moss, Brotherikeld, Eskdale.

    Length: 22.5km (14 miles) | Ascent: 1832m (ft) | Allow at least: 9hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Very Hard



    If you LOG ON and then RELOAD this page it will display when you climbed, bagged and conquered Scafell Pike, what the weather was like, who you went with and any other comments you might like to add to remind you of that fantastic day. For more details see Your Personal Mountain, Top, Peak and Hill Bagging Record.


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

    Stephen Rowley has walked up Scafell Pike [from/via/route] up via lords Rake then back down the tourist route to the car park [with] Gemma but not too the top [weather] HOT HOT HOT

    Caroline Winter climbed Scafell Pike on August 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite, Grains Gill, Broad Crag, Sca Fell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End [with] Becky [weather] warm, clear skies, light breeze - obviously a tiring walk. Sca Fell Pike heaving with people taking selfies. Some bottled it at Broad Crag, not wanting to do the steep descent and climb up to the top- shame. Thought Ill Crag was opposite Broad Crag but worked it out on ScaFell Pike and made for it on return.

    Andy James bagged Scafell Pike on June 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Henfield Joggers B Team - Three Peaks Challenge

    Jennifer Beale hiked Scafell Pike on July 19th, 2018 [from/via/route] Wasdale [with] Charlie and Skye [weather] Sunny

    Phil Brown summited Scafell Pike on September 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] C416

    Simon Myerscough conquered Scafell Pike on April 18th, 2006 [from/via/route] C271 [weather] Cloudy first, sunny later, Very very windy (hailstones)

    Bill Salisbury scaled Scafell Pike on April 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Go4awalk used corridor route [with] Sue [weather] Misty on the top

    Craig Lewis walked up Scafell Pike on April 3rd, 2011 - 1.7.11 16.6.16 6.10.17

    Anjanee Neat climbed Scafell Pike on August 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Hollowstones route [with] Husband [weather] Cloudy, sunny, windy

    Craig Steeland bagged Scafell Pike on September 1st, 2017 [from/via/route] From National Trust car park at the head of Wasdale [with] Sue [weather] Partly cloudy and warm with light winds - A long, tough walk with an unwelcome boggy section at the end

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

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

    1. 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)

    Snow capping Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) Lingmell and Scafell Pike surround Wast Water from near Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale

    2. Snow capping Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) Lingmell and Scafell Pike surround Wast Water from near Overbeck Bridge, Wasdale
    Photo: Bob Ferguson (87)

    Panoramic picture on, of or from Scafell Pike

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    3. Wast Water with the Scafel Massive (far left- featuring Ling Mell, Great End, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike, Symonds Knott and Sca Fell) and Illgill Head (centre) and Whin Rigg (centre right) above the Wast Water screes from Buckbarrow
    Photo: Chris Brankin (37)

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

    4. 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)

    Panoramic picture on, of or from Scafell Pike

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    5. 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)

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    Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow

    6. Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Slightside from the summit of Yewbarrow
    Photo: David Hemingway (7)

    Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag

    7. Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)

    Great Gable peeping up through the clouds during a cloud inversion from Scafell Pike

    8. Great Gable peeping up through the clouds during a cloud inversion from Scafell Pike
    Photo: Christine Shepherd (352)

    Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike

    9. Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike
    Photo: Chris Himsworth (1)

    Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

    10. Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.
    Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (1)


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