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.

Scafell Pike

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.

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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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

Scafell Pike

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.

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.

The highest point of this walk is Scafell Pike at 978m (3210ft). 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. 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 in England, 7th in England & Wales). Scafell Pike is classified as a Marilyn (1st highest in England, 136th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Ill Crag, 935m (3069ft). Ill Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in England, 15th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Ill Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (5th in England, 17th in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Broad Crag, 934m (3065ft). Broad Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th highest in England, 16th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. ). Broad Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (6th in England, 18th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Great End, 910m (2987ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (7th Eng, 22nd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 5) and an English Nuttall (9th Eng, 25th Eng & Wal); Bow Fell (Bowfell) 902m (2960ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (8th Eng, 24th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 6) and an English Nuttall (10th Eng, 27th Eng & Wal); Esk Pike 885m (2904ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (13th Eng, 33rd in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 11) and an English Nuttall (16th Eng, 38th Eng & Wal); Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) 866m (2841ft) - an English Nuttall (20th Eng, 45th Eng & Wal) and Rossett Pike 651m (2137ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (144th Eng, 248th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 115) and an English Nuttall (193rd Eng, 330th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

In no particular order . . .

Brock Crags from Angle Tarn

Brock Crags from Angle Tarn

Photo: Robert Hall (11)

Cairn at Ore Gap

Cairn at Ore Gap

Photo: Alan Wainwright (184)

On the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

On the Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (129)

Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: David Swales (10)

On The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

On The Climbers' Traverse below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (124)

Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Raise (Helvellyn) from White Side

Photo: Roy Smith (4)

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Photo: Karen Parry (1)

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Photo: Alan Wainwright (185)

Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stewart Green (5)

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)


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