Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

England's 2nd highest mountain


Route outline for walk c109:

Eskdale  -  Wha House Farm  -  Hare Crag  -  Quagrigg Moss  -  Slight Side  -  Sca Fell  -  Symonds Knott  -  Foxes Tarn  -  Cam Spout Crag  -  River Esk  -  Great Moss  -  Lingcove Bridge  -  Brotherilkeld  -  Hardknott Pass  -  Eskdale




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
1
English
Mountain
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
0
Marilyns
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Sca Fell at 964m (3163ft). Sca Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd highest in England, 10th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 2). Sca Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (2nd highest in England, 11th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Symonds Knott at 959m (3147ft). Symonds Knott is also known as an English Nuttall (3rd highest in England, 13th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Slight Side at 762m (2501ft). Slight Side is classified as an Wainwright (No. 58).


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

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Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Hard Knott summit cairn

Hard Knott summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (852)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Wha House Farm and Esk Dale with Kepple Crag beyond from Hare Crag

Wha House Farm and Esk Dale with Kepple Crag beyond from Hare Crag

Photo: David Hayter (376)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The tiny cairn on the summit of Slight Side

The tiny cairn on the summit of Slight Side

Photo: Christine Shepherd (837)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Burnmoor Tarn from Sca Fell

Burnmoor Tarn from Sca Fell

Photo: Greg Campbell (8)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Sca Fell from Slight Side

Sca Fell from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (7)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Photo: David Hayter (378)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - A dusting of snow on Crinckle Crags from Great Moss

A dusting of snow on Crinckle Crags from Great Moss

Photo: David Elliott (4)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - A crowded Scafell Pike summit from the summit of Sca Fell

A crowded Scafell Pike summit from the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Craig Carter (38)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Crinkle Crags (Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), & Gunson Knott), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Esk Pike & The Langdale Pikes from Loughrigg

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), & Gunson Knott), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Esk Pike & The Langdale Pikes from Loughrigg

Photo: Gerry Ball (58)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Yewbarrow (centre) and Pillar (right) from Sca Fell

Yewbarrow (centre) and Pillar (right) from Sca Fell

Photo: Greg Campbell (10)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Bowfell from near Scale Bridge, Eskdale

Bowfell from near Scale Bridge, Eskdale

Photo: Rob Barklamb (12)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Eel Tarn taken en-route to Sca Fell from Eskdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (92)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The West Wall Traverse

The West Wall Traverse

Photo: Christine Shepherd (834)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Wast Water from the summit of Sca Fell

Wast Water from the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Craig Carter (22)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Lord's Rake in between Sca Fell and Scafell Pike

Lord's Rake in between Sca Fell and Scafell Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (831)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The head of Eskdale from Great Moss

The head of Eskdale from Great Moss

Photo: Rob Barklamb (5)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Burnmoor Tarn from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (5)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Hard Knott from Slight Side

Hard Knott from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (1)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - 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)

Walk c109 Slight Side and Sca Fell from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The path down to Foxes Tarn from Sca Fell

The path down to Foxes Tarn from Sca Fell

Photo: David Hayter (380)


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