Walk c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's highest mountain


Route outline for walk c197:

- Wasdale Head  -   Wast Water  -   Lingmell  -   Lingmell Col  -   Scafell Pike  -   Broad Crag  -   Ill Crag  -   Great End  -   Esk Hause  -   Sty Head  -   Lingmell Beck  -   Gable Beck Bridge  -   Wasdale Head  -   Wast Water.



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.

Wasdale Head is a tiny hamlet of agricultural fields and dwellings that claims to be home of the highest mountain in England (Scafell Pike), the deepest lake (Wast Water), the smallest church (Church of St Olaf) and the biggest liar (Will Ritson). There is an excellent National Trust Campsite and a fine pub - the Wasdale Inn - which claims to be the birthplace of British rock climbing. There is also a large free parking area for visitors.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
5
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
5
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 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 highest in England, 7th highest in England & Wales). Scafell Pike is also classified as an English Marilyn (1st highest in England, 136th highest in the UK).

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 Great End at 910m (2987ft). Great End is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (7th highest in England, 22nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 5) and an English Nuttall (9th highest in England, 25th highest in England & Wales) ; Lingmell at 800m (2626ft). Lingmell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (42nd highest in England, 77th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 35) and an English Nuttall (50th highest in England, 93rd highest in England & Wales).

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 c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (8)

Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (28)

Wast Water from Lingmell

Wast Water from Lingmell

Photo: Wayne Hill (14)

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Budd (4)

Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit

Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (2)

The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif)

The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (8)

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Lingmell

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Lingmell

Photo: Ian Lilley (1)

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (18)

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)


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