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

A walk in The Lake District National Park, Cumbria, North West England

England's highest mountain

Walk Route Summary:

- 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.

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Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water 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 The Southern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Buzz, Sharky and Yorkie on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day
Photo: Chris Budd

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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.

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:

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 in England, 7th in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st in England, 7th in England & Wales) and a Marilyn (1st in England, 136th 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 in England, 15th in England & Wales). and a Wainwright (No. 1). 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 in England, 16th in England & Wales). and a Wainwright (No. 1). 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); Lingmell 800m (2626ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (42nd Eng, 77th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 35) and an English Nuttall (50th Eng, 93rd Eng & Wal) and

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

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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


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.


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

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Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

1. Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike
Photo: Tony Higgs (30)


Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

2. Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Steven Robinson (4)


Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

3. Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike
Photo: David Cochrane (8)


Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

4. Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Steven Robinson (5)


On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

5. On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010
Photo: Garry Dickinson (1)


Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

6. Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag
Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)


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7. Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water
Photo: Alan Wainwright (76)

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Skiddaw and Derwent Water (in distance) with Seathwaite Fell and Sprinkling Tarn (foreground) from Great End (Scafell Massif). Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

8. Skiddaw and Derwent Water (in distance) with Seathwaite Fell and Sprinkling Tarn (foreground) from Great End (Scafell Massif)
Photo: Stephen Dawson (10)


Illgill Head and Wast Water from Lingmell. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

9. Illgill Head and Wast Water from Lingmell
Photo: Ian Lilley (2)


Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background. Walk route map c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water photo

10. Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background
Photo: Christine Shepherd (28)



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