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;. '.

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:

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 . . .

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

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

Photo: David Cochrane (10)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

On Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Lee Camfield (2)

On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

Photo: Garry Dickinson (1)

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)

Great Langdale from the Band

Great Langdale from the Band

Photo: David Hayter (46)

*Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

*Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

Photo: Robert Withers (2)

My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

Photo: Linda Skilbeck (1)

John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike

John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Nancy Townsend (1)

Pete and Alison on the summit of Scafell Pike

Pete and Alison on the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: John Turner (5)

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Scafell Pike (far left), Ill Crag and the shoulder of Great End (far right) from Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (187)


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