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.


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

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 Ill Crag at 935m (3069ft). Ill Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in England, 15th highest in England & Wales) Ill Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (5th highest in England, 17th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Broad Crag at 934m (3065ft). Broad Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th highest in England, 16th highest in England & Wales) Broad 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.

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 . . .

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - On the Three Tarns col

On the Three Tarns col

Photo: Tim Hope (117)

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

Great Langdale from the Band

Photo: David Hayter (46)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (230)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Rossett Pike summit cairn with The Langdale Pikes in the distance

Rossett Pike summit cairn with The Langdale Pikes in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (190)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Band (centre) with Crinkle Crags (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (right) beyond from Great Langdale

The Band (centre) with Crinkle Crags (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (right) beyond from Great Langdale

Photo: Mike Jennings (21)

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

Bow Fell (Bowfell)'s Great Slab

Photo: Tim Hope (131)

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

Sam at Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stephen Cooper (1)

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

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) from Oxendale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (215)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns

Sca Fell (centre left), Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Three Tarns

Photo: Tim Hope (118)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Scafell Pike (right) and Sca Fell (left) with Mickledore (centre) from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Scafell Pike (right) and Sca Fell (left) with Mickledore (centre) from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Peter Swan (10)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Scafell (left) and Wast Water (centre) from Scafell Pike

Scafell (left) and Wast Water (centre) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (10)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - 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 c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from Mickleden

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from Mickleden

Photo: Mike Walker (297)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)

Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (7)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from The Band

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from The Band

Photo: David Swales (6)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Looking south west towards Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Eskdale),  Lingcove Bridge and Eskdale from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Looking south west towards Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Eskdale), Lingcove Bridge and Eskdale from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Graeme Hogg (2)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Three Tarns (or two tarns and a puddle) with Shelter Crags, Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags beyond from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Three Tarns (or two tarns and a puddle) with Shelter Crags, Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags beyond from Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (136)

Walk c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *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 c194 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Angletarn Pikes from Angle Tarn

Angletarn Pikes from Angle Tarn

Photo: Robert Hall (10)


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