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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 an Ordnance Survey 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

Andrew Johnson walked up on July 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Patterdale [weather] Fair weather

Nigel Lee climbed on November 22nd, 2018 [from/via/route] Seathwaite [weather] Snow

Tony Halliday bagged on October 6th, 2021 [from/via/route] Circular walk started in Wasdale camp site climbed scarfell pike then cut across climbed lingmell & descended via the lingmell footpath back into Wasdale [with] Sally Halliday and Jimmy boo and George our 3 dogs [weather] The weather was perfect sunny light cool breeze with perfect clear views no rain & no wind - Great walk our dogs were fine with terrain spectacular views not too busy as it was midweek if you are climbing scarfell lingmell is a must ! We descended the lingmell foot path & had the whole mountain to ourselves also saw F15 fighter jets flying between the mountains training exercise

Jon Floyd hiked on September 11th, 2020 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Georgia [weather] Rain & misty at the top

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

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

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

Wayne Baxter walked up on July 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head Hotel climed up brown tongue to the junction of Lingmell & Scafell Pike. Due to the amount of cloud & 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 & the sun broke through [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy with the odd sunny spell - Not a pleasant walk to many walkers

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

Ginny Tyler bagged 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 & distant thunder all the way down.

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

Great Gable (right) and The Buttermere Fells (centre) from Scafell Pike

Great Gable (right) and The Buttermere Fells (centre) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (9)

Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit

Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (2)

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (187)

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)

Scafell Pike from Pen (Eskdale)

Scafell Pike from Pen (Eskdale)

Photo: Mike Knipe (239)

Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Crinkle Crags

Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Crinkle Crags

Photo: Peter Swan (12)

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)

Buzz, Sharky and Yorkie on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day

Buzz, Sharky and Yorkie on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day

Photo: Chris Budd (3)

Snow on Scafell Pike from a frozen Innominate Tarn

Snow on Scafell Pike from a frozen Innominate Tarn

Photo: Peter Dryden (16)

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)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

The Scafell Massif - Slight Side, Sca Fell, Symonds Knott, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (171)

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)

Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (10)

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

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

Photo: Wayne Hill (15)

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)

*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 (32)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) and Scafell Pike (far right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) and Scafell Pike (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (4)

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)

Yewbarrow, Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from below Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Yewbarrow, Wasdale Head, Wast Water, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell, Illgill Head and Whin Rigg from below Middle Fell (Wasdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (72)


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