Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

Stenuous high level route across England's highest mountains


Route outline for walk c110:

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



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
7
English
Mountains
Wainwright
6
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
9
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Scafell Pike at 978m (3210ft). Scafell Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (1st highest in England, 7th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st highest in England, 7th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (1st highest in England, 138th highest in the UK). 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. 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.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of 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).

You will also reach the summit of Symonds Knott at 959m (3147ft). Symonds Knott is also known as an English Nuttall (3rd highest in England, 13th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 89 or 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Rossett Crag, Black Crags, Mart Crag, Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes, Mickleden and Great Langdale from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rossett Crag, Black Crags, Mart Crag, Pike of Stickle, The Langdale Pikes, Mickleden and Great Langdale from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (121)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Lee Camfield (1)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Climbing towards the col between Broad Crag and Great End

Climbing towards the col between Broad Crag and Great End

Photo: Craig Carter (30)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - An impressive looking Great Gable from near the summit of Broad Crag

An impressive looking Great Gable from near the summit of Broad Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (227)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Approaching Mickledore and Scafell 
        Pike from Wasdale Head

Approaching Mickledore and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Photo: Mick Coxon (10)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (28)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Sunshine on the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Sunshine on the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (130)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif)

The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (8)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rock formations on Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (135)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (28)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)

Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (7)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (15)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - 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)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (9)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Bowfell Buttress (left), Great Langdale and The Langdale Pikes (with Harrison Stickle prominent) from the col between Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Bowfell Buttress (left), Great Langdale and The Langdale Pikes (with Harrison Stickle prominent) from the col between Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (181)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Wast Water with Middle Fell & Seatallan beyond from Scafell Pike

Wast Water with Middle Fell & Seatallan beyond from Scafell Pike

Photo: Steven Robinson (2)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Wast Water from summit of Sca Fell

Wast Water from summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Sean Harrison (1)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline 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 c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - *Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Nick & Gerry on a windy day at Scafell Pike summit

Nick & Gerry on a windy day at Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Gerry Smith (4)


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