Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

England's Highest Mountain


Route outline for walk c194:

Great Langdale  -  The Old Dungeon Ghyll  -  The Cumbria Way  -  Mickleden Beck  -  Mickleden  -  Rossett Beck  -  Rossett Pike  -  Angle Tarn (Langdale)  -  Esk Hause  -  Great End  -  Ill Crag  -  Broad Crag  -  Scafell Pike  -  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  -  The Band  -  Oxendale  -  Stool End Farm  -  The Old Dungeon Ghyll  -  Great Langdale



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
5
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
8
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 Broad Crag at 935m (3069ft). Broad Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in England, 15th highest in England & Wales)

Broad Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (5th highest in England, 17th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Ill Crag at 931m (3054ft). Ill Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th highest in England, 16th highest in England & Wales)

Ill Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (6th highest in England, 18th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Cumbria Way, a 112km (70 miles) linear footpath connecting Ulverston in Cumbria, England with Carlisle in Cumbria, England. The Cumbria Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Cumbria Way.



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 c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

In no particular order . . .

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Shelter Crags, Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Shelter Crags, Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (134)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - 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 c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Coxon (11)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Great Langdale

Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Great Langdale

Photo: Pauline Mealor (1)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Bow Fell (Bowfell) from the Three Tarns col between Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from the Three Tarns col between Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Dean Richardson (10)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Great Langdale under a deep snow

Great Langdale under a deep snow

Photo: Simon Barnett (67)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit

Bow Fell (Bowfell) summit

Photo: Tony Higgs (12)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (2)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

Photo: Linda Skilbeck (1)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Scafell Massif from the cairn on the summit of Esk Pike

The Scafell Massif from the cairn on the summit of Esk Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (186)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The summit of Scafell Pike

The summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Vic Lewis (1)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

Photo: John Senior (1)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (9)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (39)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Mist on Esk Pike

Mist on Esk Pike

Photo: David Hayter (41)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *The Langdale Valley with The Langdale Pikes (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (right) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*The Langdale Valley with The Langdale Pikes (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (right) from Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Wayne Hill (21)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - 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 c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Brock Crags from Angle Tarn

Brock Crags from Angle Tarn

Photo: Robert Hall (11)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Cambridge Crag and Bowfell Buttress from The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

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

Photo: Tim Hope (119)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) and the Eastern shoulder of The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) and the Eastern shoulder of The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (214)


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