Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

England's highest mountains


Route outline for walk c166:

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



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
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
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 c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale

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Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Looking towards the Isle of Man (Sellafield rather spoils the view) from Sca Fell

Looking towards the Isle of Man (Sellafield rather spoils the view) from Sca Fell

Photo: Gerry Ball (57)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Windermere from Broad Crag

Windermere from Broad Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (44)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff 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 c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Ill Crag (left) Broad Crag (centre) and Scafell Pike (right) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Ill Crag (left) Broad Crag (centre) and Scafell Pike (right) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (11)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Walkers on Slight Side

Walkers on Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (6)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff 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 c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - *Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

Photo: Wayne Hill (15)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Slight Side

Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (4)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - On Sca Fell summit

On Sca Fell summit

Photo: John Dyason (3)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Me and my wife Sue at the summit of Scafell Pike

Me and my wife Sue at the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Billy Wright (1)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Pillar (left), Kirk Fell and Great Gable (right) from Sca Fell

Pillar (left), Kirk Fell and Great Gable (right) from Sca Fell

Photo: Greg Campbell (11)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Me, on top of Scafell Pike at 21:55hrs on June 20th, 2012

Me, on top of Scafell Pike at 21:55hrs on June 20th, 2012

Photo: David Bald (2)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff 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 c166 The Scafell Masiff 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 c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012

Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012

Photo: Tracey Parnell (1)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Scafell Pike from Great Moss

Scafell Pike from Great Moss

Photo: Rob Barklamb (13)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff 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)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff from Wha House Farm, Eskdale - The View from the West Wall Traverse

The View from the West Wall Traverse

Photo: Christine Shepherd (833)

Walk c166 The Scafell Masiff 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 c166 The Scafell Masiff 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)


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