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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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, 8th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1).

Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st highest in England, 8th 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 'Skawfell Pike'.

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:


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 c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

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Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Walkers on Slight Side

Walkers on Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (6)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Illgill Head and Wast Water from Sca Fell

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Sca Fell

Photo: Greg Campbell (9)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stewart Green (5)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - On the summit of Sca Fell

On the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Christine Shepherd (836)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Me and my Dad, having a well earned rest at the top of Scafell Pike having completed all three peaks in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge.

Me and my Dad, having a well earned rest at the top of Scafell Pike having completed all three peaks in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge.

Photo: Fizz Annand (1)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike

Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (30)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

Photo: Garry Dickinson (1)

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 - 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 - The River Esk and Crinkle Crags from Sca Fell

The River Esk and Crinkle Crags from Sca Fell

Photo: David Hayter (379)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Windermere from Broad Crag

Windermere from Broad Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (44)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Slight Side

Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (3)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Harter Fell and Green Crag from Boat How

Harter Fell and Green Crag from Boat How

Photo: Andy Malcolm (165)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Bowfell Buttress from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Bowfell Buttress from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (120)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Clouds gathering over Birker Fell & Harter Crag (Eskdale) from Eskdale

Clouds gathering over Birker Fell & Harter Crag (Eskdale) from Eskdale

Photo: David Hayter (197)

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

On The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (124)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline 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 c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Photo: Tim Hope (131)

Walk c110 The Eskdale Skyline 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 c110 The Eskdale Skyline from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)


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