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.

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
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

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) and 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).


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 c197 Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Kirk Fell and the shoulder of Great Gable (right) with the lower slopes of Great End (left) and Red Pike (Wasdale) in the distance from Sty Head

Photo: John Carney (1)

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell (left), Mosedale, Pillar and Kirk Fell (centre) and Great Gable (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell (left), Mosedale, Pillar and Kirk Fell (centre) and Great Gable (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Richard Sale (1)

The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge

The shoulder of Lingmell and snow on Illgill Head (far left), Wasdale and Wast Water (left) and Yewbarrow (right) from Gable Beck Bridge

Photo: Bob Ferguson (70)

Wast Water from the summit of Sca Fell

Wast Water from the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Craig Carter (22)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell and the shoulder of Scafell Pike from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (74)

*The Langdale Valley from The Band

*The Langdale Valley from The Band

Photo: Wayne Hill (20)

Me on the summit of Snowdon

Me on the summit of Snowdon

Photo: David Bald (1)

The River Conquet with Shillmoor in the Distance

The River Conquet with Shillmoor in the Distance

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (15)

Scafell Pike Summit

Scafell Pike Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (5)

Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale  with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Looking down Styhead Gill from Sty Head to a sunlit Borrowdale with Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

Photo: Andy Malcolm (231)

Crags on Lingmell just west of the summit

Crags on Lingmell just west of the summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (27)

Ollie, Max and James on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day

Ollie, Max and James on top of Lingmell before climbing Scafell Pike to round off the day

Photo: Chris Budd (2)

Dore Head (left) and Pillar from Mosedale, Wasdale Head

Dore Head (left) and Pillar from Mosedale, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (86)

Great Gable from Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite, Wasdale Head

Photo: David Swales (13)

*Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) (right) including the infamous bad step with the Scafell Massiff beyond from Great Knott

*Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott & Crinkle Crags (South Top) (right) including the infamous bad step with the Scafell Massiff beyond from Great Knott

Photo: Wayne Hill (23)

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)

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

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

Photo: David Cochrane (10)

The Langdale Pikes from the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell

The Langdale Pikes from the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell

Photo: Ian Mansell (5)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (1)

lllgill Head (left), Wast Water and Seatallan from Lingmell

lllgill Head (left), Wast Water and Seatallan from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (21)

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)

Pillar Summit

Pillar Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (7)

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Lingmell

Illgill Head and Wast Water from Lingmell

Photo: Ian Lilley (2)

*Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from near Blea Rigg

*Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from near Blea Rigg

Photo: Andy Malcolm (48)

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

Photo: Wayne Hill (15)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (in cloud centre), Lingmell (centre right) and the Wast Water screes (right) reflected in Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (in cloud centre), Lingmell (centre right) and the Wast Water screes (right) reflected in Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (29)

On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

Photo: Garry Dickinson (1)

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Great Carrs from Grey Friar

Photo: Stephen Dawson (12)

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Approaching Swirral Edge in the Snow

Photo: Mick Fox (11)

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Coxon (11)

Symonds Knott from Mickledore

Symonds Knott from Mickledore

Photo: Craig Carter (29)

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (32)

Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow Great Gable, Lingmell and Scafell Pike from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (27)

The shoulder of Great Gable (left) and Styhead Tarn from Lingmell

The shoulder of Great Gable (left) and Styhead Tarn from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (42)

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Father and Sons on top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Budd (4)

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

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

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

Hartsop Village with Grey Crag towering beyond from the shores of Brothers Water

Hartsop Village with Grey Crag towering beyond from the shores of Brothers Water

Photo: Chris Haselden (24)

Yewbarrow at sunrise from Wast Water

Yewbarrow at sunrise from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (163)

The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

The Wasdale Valley featuring Lingmell (left), Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left of centre in the distance), Wast Water (centre) and Yewbarrow (right) from near Westmorland Cairn on the summit of Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (14)

Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (39)

The summit of Scafell Pike

The summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Vic Lewis (1)

Great Gable from Middleboot Knotts

Great Gable from Middleboot Knotts

Photo: Craig Carter (43)

On the summit of Ben Nevis

On the summit of Ben Nevis

Photo: Graeme Stephenson (1)

On the top of Scafell Pike

On the top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Graeme Stephenson (2)

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

The Wast Water Screes below Illgill Head and Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (13)

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

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

Photo: Stephen Dawson (8)

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Lone fell walker on Scafell Pike with Symonds Knott and Sca Fell (left), Wast Water and Seatallen (right) beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (28)

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Father and Sons on top of Great Gable

Photo: Chris Budd (5)

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Burnthwaite Farm, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (85)

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)

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit

Harter Fell (Eskdale) (centre left), Cam Spout Crag and Slight Side (centre right) with Eskdale below from Ill Crag summit

Photo: Craig Carter (31)

Wasdale

Wasdale

Photo: Mick Coxon (14)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike

Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (8)

Wast Water from Wasdale Head

Wast Water from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (6)

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

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

Photo: David Swales (6)

Windermere from Broad Crag

Windermere from Broad Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (44)

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (2)

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Photo: Craig Carter (20)

Climbing towards the col between Broad Crag and Great End

Climbing towards the col between Broad Crag and Great End

Photo: Craig Carter (30)

Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley

Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley

Photo: Mick Coxon (12)

The Coledale Horseshoe from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point featuring: Grasmoor, Grasmoor, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, The top of Hobcarton Crag, Grisdale Pike, The Skiddaw massif, Blencathra (or Saddleback), Keswick, Sleet How, Outerside, Stile End, Sail, Causey Pike, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, The Southern Fells and The Western Fells

The Coledale Horseshoe from Crag Hill (Eel Crag) trig point featuring: Grasmoor, Grasmoor, Whiteside (Crummock) (West Top), Whiteside (Crummock), Gasgale Crags, Hopegill Head, Sand Hill, The top of Hobcarton Crag, Grisdale Pike, The Skiddaw massif, Blencathra (or Saddleback), Keswick, Sleet How, Outerside, Stile End, Sail, Causey Pike, Bleaberry Fell, High Seat, High Tove, The Southern Fells and The Western Fells

Photo: Peter Dryden (5)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) towering above Angle Tarn (Langdale)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) towering above Angle Tarn (Langdale)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (189)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (49)

Yewbarrow (now conquered!) from the road to the  National Trust Camp Site at Wasdale where we were staying

Yewbarrow (now conquered!) from the road to the National Trust Camp Site at Wasdale where we were staying

Photo: Kerin Thorpe (2)

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

The Snowdon Mountain Railway with Llyn Padarn and Llanberis beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (6)

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (31)

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Photo: Karen Parry (1)

Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (13)

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head in the snow

The Stretcher Box at Sty Head in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (77)

Lingmell Crag from across Piers Gill

Lingmell Crag from across Piers Gill

Photo: Andy Malcolm (229)

A moody looking Great Gable from Great End's north ridge close to Custs Gully

A moody looking Great Gable from Great End's north ridge close to Custs Gully

Photo: Andy Malcolm (226)

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and  Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Yewbarrow (left) Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water in Wasdale

Photo: David Swales (5)

On the top of Scafell Pike with Mac the Dog

On the top of Scafell Pike with Mac the Dog

Photo: Susan Hutchings (1)

Lingmell Crag from Middleboot Knotts

Lingmell Crag from Middleboot Knotts

Photo: Craig Carter (26)

Great Gable from the Corridor Route below Scafell Pike

Great Gable from the Corridor Route below Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (17)

Atkinson Pike and Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Atkinson Pike and Sharp Edge from Mousthwaite Comb

Photo: Andy Malcolm (246)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Three Lakes from Moses' Trod

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Three Lakes from Moses' Trod

Photo: Christine Shepherd (29)

Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit

Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Steven Robinson (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)

Caw (Dunnerdale Fells) from Seathwaite (Duddon Valley)

Caw (Dunnerdale Fells) from Seathwaite (Duddon Valley)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (164)

*Mullach nan Coirean and Meal a' Chaorainn from Ben Nevis

*Mullach nan Coirean and Meal a' Chaorainn from Ben Nevis

Photo: David Cochrane (11)

Burnthwaite Farm Kitchen, Wasdale Head

Burnthwaite Farm Kitchen, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (81)

The Summit of Scafell Pike

The Summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (7)

Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (9)

Pete, George and myself Andy Brown at the bottom of Ben Nevis ready to start the Three Peaks Challenge

Pete, George and myself Andy Brown at the bottom of Ben Nevis ready to start the Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Andy Brown (10)

Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Lingmell summit cairn with Great Gable in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (28)

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

*Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head across Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (19)

Skiddaw and Derwent Water (in distance) with Seathwaite Fell and Sprinkling Tarn (foreground) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Skiddaw and Derwent Water (in distance) with Seathwaite Fell and Sprinkling Tarn (foreground) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (10)

Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (28)

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (245)

Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit

Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Paul Coulter (2)

Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike

Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Himsworth (1)

An interesting roadsign in the way down Swindale

An interesting roadsign in the way down Swindale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (353)

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

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

Photo: Chris Budd (3)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (3)

An Lochan Uaine

An Lochan Uaine

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (7)

Scafell Pike Summit cairn

Scafell Pike Summit cairn

Photo: Craig Carter (19)

Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (29)

Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (243)

The summit of Great End

The summit of Great End

Photo: Christine Shepherd (529)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre in cloud), Lingmell and the shoulder or Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre in cloud), Lingmell and the shoulder or Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (104)

My son on his first boys mountain climb up Scafell Pike with his Dad and Grandad

My son on his first boys mountain climb up Scafell Pike with his Dad and Grandad

Photo: Joanne Farman (2)

The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

The setting sun on Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Photo: Mick Fox (6)

The Great Ridge - Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

The Great Ridge - Rushup Edge, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor (Hollins Cross) and Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) from Lord's Seat (Rushup Edge)

Photo: Craig Carter (45)

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale from Esk Hause with Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable taking centre stage

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale from Esk Hause with Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Green Gable taking centre stage

Photo: Andy Malcolm (228)

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Photo: David Swales (14)

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (3)

*Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

*Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Wayne Hill (22)

Great Gable (right) and The Buttermere Fells (centre) from Scafell Pike

Great Gable (right) and The Buttermere Fells (centre) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (9)

Wast Water from Lingmell

Wast Water from Lingmell

Photo: Paul Coulter (1)

Crummock Water from Low Fell's south top

Crummock Water from Low Fell's south top

Photo: Andy Malcolm (105)

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (3)

Great Gable from Wasdale Head

Great Gable from Wasdale Head

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (1)

On the summit of Scafell Pike

On the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Joanne Farman (1)

Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)

Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (7)

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) and Esk Pike from the shelter on Esk Hause

Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top) and Esk Pike from the shelter on Esk Hause

Photo: Alan Wainwright (188)

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)

Wast Water with Middle Fell & Seatallan beyond from Scafell Pike

Wast Water with Middle Fell & Seatallan beyond from Scafell Pike

Photo: Steven Robinson (2)

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (14)

Pen-y-ghent from Dale Head

Pen-y-ghent from Dale Head

Photo: Mike Knipe (74)

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Packhorse Bridge over Mosedale Beck, Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (18)

Wasdale Head at sunrise from Lingmell

Wasdale Head at sunrise from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (25)

Scafell Pike summit from Ill Crag

Scafell Pike summit from Ill Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (36)

Ill Crag (left) with Broad Crag below Scafell Pike from Great End summit

Ill Crag (left) with Broad Crag below Scafell Pike from Great End summit

Photo: Craig Carter (33)

Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Steven Robinson (4)

Helena and Janet celebrating at the summit of Goatfell (Goat Fell) on the Isle of Arran

Helena and Janet celebrating at the summit of Goatfell (Goat Fell) on the Isle of Arran

Photo: John Turner (6)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) and Scafell Pike (far right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) and Scafell Pike (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (4)

Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stewart Green (5)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre), Lingmell (right) and the lower slopes of Scafell Pike (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (4)

Sprinkling Tarn in the snow

Sprinkling Tarn in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (76)

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

Photo: John Senior (1)

Fleetwith Pike (left) and Hay Stacks (right) across Buttermere Lake from Hassness

Fleetwith Pike (left) and Hay Stacks (right) across Buttermere Lake from Hassness

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (12)

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Haselden (23)

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (76)

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (78)

Red Pike and Wasdale Head from Lingmell

Red Pike and Wasdale Head from Lingmell

Photo: Ian Lilley (3)

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

The Scafell Massif featuring Scafell Pike (centre) and Sca Fell (centre left) from Swirl Band between Swirl How and Levers Hawse

Photo: Andy Malcolm (232)

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)

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Me on Helvellyn Summit

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (2)

Scafell Pike from Lingmell

Scafell Pike from Lingmell

Photo: Ian Lilley (4)

The Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

The Ordnance Survey Concrete Ring on the summit of Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (530)

Holding on to the Trig point on Scafell Pike summit

Holding on to the Trig point on Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Craig Carter (35)

Lingmell (left) and Kirk Fell in sunlight from near Dropping Crag below Scafell Pike

Lingmell (left) and Kirk Fell in sunlight from near Dropping Crag below Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (16)

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Illgill Head and Whin Rigg (left) Wast Water and Yewbarrow and Middle Fell (right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Ian Mansell (2)

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Lingmell

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from Lingmell

Photo: Ian Lilley (1)

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell at sunset from Wasdale

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell at sunset from Wasdale

Photo: Craig Carter (23)

Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012

Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012

Photo: Tracey Parnell (1)

On Tal y Fan heading towards Cae Coch with the Conwy Valley in the background
(The Llahsa Apso dog is called Tess)

On Tal y Fan heading towards Cae Coch with the Conwy Valley in the background (The Llahsa Apso dog is called Tess)

Photo: Phil Jackson (2)

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (1)

Buttermere Lake with High Snockrigg beyond from near High Wax Knott above Peggy's Bridge (on the way to Hay Stacks)

Buttermere Lake with High Snockrigg beyond from near High Wax Knott above Peggy's Bridge (on the way to Hay Stacks)

Photo: Ian Mansell (15)

Seathwaite and Borrowdale beyond Styhead Tarn from Lingmell

Seathwaite and Borrowdale beyond Styhead Tarn from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (32)

Looking South along the Trotternish Ridge from near the Quiraing

Looking South along the Trotternish Ridge from near the Quiraing

Photo: John Senior (2)

Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (9)

Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Wasdale Head Hall Farm

Photo: Craig Carter (40)

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable and Lingmell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Peter Dryden (3)

Blencathra from High Snab Bank, above Little Town

Blencathra from High Snab Bank, above Little Town

Photo: Rob Barklamb (18)

On a very wet Scafell Pike last summer (ha ha ha)

On a very wet Scafell Pike last summer (ha ha ha)

Photo: Mark Kelly (1)

Kirk Fell and Mosedale from Dore Head having just climbed up from Wasdale and heading for Yewbarrow

Kirk Fell and Mosedale from Dore Head having just climbed up from Wasdale and heading for Yewbarrow

Photo: Kerin Thorpe (1)

Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Yewbarrow from Wasdale Head (near the campsite)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (77)

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)

On Scafell Pike

On Scafell Pike

Photo: Phil Jackson (1)

Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes

Illgill Head and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (75)

The Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

The Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (30)

Checking the GPS on Sty Head in the snow

Checking the GPS on Sty Head in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (75)

Derwent Water from Great End summit

Derwent Water from Great End summit

Photo: Craig Carter (37)

Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (10)

Speaking Crag from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Speaking Crag from The Rigg, Haweswater Reservoir

Photo: David Swales (18)

Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell from across Wast Water

Kirk Fell (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell from across Wast Water

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (2)

Nearing the top of Scafell Pike

Nearing the top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Steven Robinson (3)

Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag

Scafell Pike (left) and Broad Crag (right) from Ill Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Sam with Adam and Eve at the summit of Tryfan

Photo: Stephen Cooper (2)

Scafell Pike in the snow!!

Scafell Pike in the snow!!

Photo: Graham Drew (1)

Me and my Dad, having a well earned rest at the top of Scafell Pike having completed all three peaks in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge.

Me and my Dad, having a well earned rest at the top of Scafell Pike having completed all three peaks in the UK National Three Peaks Challenge.

Photo: Fizz Annand (1)

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Whin Rigg and the Wast Water Screes

Photo: Alan Wainwright (73)

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (225)

A crowded Scafell Pike summit from the summit of Sca Fell

A crowded Scafell Pike summit from the summit of Sca Fell

Photo: Craig Carter (38)

Nick & Gerry on a windy day at Scafell Pike summit

Nick & Gerry on a windy day at Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Gerry Smith (4)

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Wasdale Head featuring Yewbarrow (left), Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Ian Mansell (1)

On Mount Toubkal, <br>The High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

On Mount Toubkal,
The High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Photo: John Turner (4)

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Sty Head Tarn with Base Brown beyond in the snow

Photo: Bob Ferguson (74)

Blooming Heather on Yewbarrow with Wast Water below

Blooming Heather on Yewbarrow with Wast Water below

Photo: Wayne Hill (33)

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

*Kirk Fell, Great Gable and Lingmell from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

Photo: Wayne Hill (12)

Sellafield from Broad Crag summit

Sellafield from Broad Crag summit

Photo: Craig Carter (41)

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale Head

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (14)

Climbing Scafell Pike

Climbing Scafell Pike

Photo: Steven Robinson (1)

Yewbarrow and Great Gable from Wast Water, Wasdale

Yewbarrow and Great Gable from Wast Water, Wasdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (26)

*Illgill Head, Wast Water, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow from Lingmell

*Illgill Head, Wast Water, Middle Fell and Yewbarrow from Lingmell

Photo: Wayne Hill (13)

The ascent up to Foxes Tarn (Sca Fell)

The ascent up to Foxes Tarn (Sca Fell)

Photo: Paul Coulter (3)

A dusting of snow on the shoulder of Lingmell (left), Middle Fell (centre left in the distance) and Yewbarrow above Wasdale from Sty Head

A dusting of snow on the shoulder of Lingmell (left), Middle Fell (centre left in the distance) and Yewbarrow above Wasdale from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (79)

Wast Water and the Lingmell Ridge from Lingmell

Wast Water and the Lingmell Ridge from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (24)

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Snow on Yewbarrow (North Top) left, Red Pike (centre right) and the shoulder or Kirk Fell (right) tower above Wasdale from near Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (72)

My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

Photo: Linda Skilbeck (1)

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Britain's Favourite View - Yewbarrow, Great Gable, Lingmell, Great End, Sca Fell and the shoulder of Illgill Head (far right) from Wast Water

Photo: Andy Malcolm (242)

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Me and my mate Mike on Whernside

Photo: Karen Parry (2)

Wasdale Head with Pillar beyond from the lower slopes of Lingmell & Scafell Pike

Wasdale Head with Pillar beyond from the lower slopes of Lingmell & Scafell Pike

Photo: David Swales (17)

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Wast Water and Wasdale Head from the lower slopes of Great Gable and Kirk Fell

Photo: Ian McCutcheon (5)

Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Scafell Pike (left) and Sca Fell (right) from Wasdale

Photo: David Togstead (1)

Sam at Scafell Pike summit

Sam at Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stephen Cooper (1)

On Conistone Pie

On Conistone Pie

Photo: Stewart Green (6)

The Big Cairn on Pendle Hill (Beacon Or Big End)

The Big Cairn on Pendle Hill (Beacon Or Big End)

Photo: Gerry Smith (3)

Pete and Alison on the summit of Scafell Pike

Pete and Alison on the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: John Turner (5)

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Looking up to a snowy Great Gable from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (73)

Lingmell Beck, Wasdale

Lingmell Beck, Wasdale

Photo: Bob Ferguson (71)

Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (partially hidden), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head (right) from across Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), Kirk Fell (partially hidden), Great Gable (centre) Lingmell, Scafell Pike (partially hidden) and Illgill Head (right) from across Wast Water

Photo: Mick Coxon (15)

Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike

Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (30)

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Snow on Great Napes from Sty Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (80)

My wife Pat halfway up Scafell Pike

My wife Pat halfway up Scafell Pike

Photo: Paul Weston (1)

Piers Gill with Lingmell (near left) and Kirk Fell (centre) and Great Gable (right) on the horizon

Piers Gill with Lingmell (near left) and Kirk Fell (centre) and Great Gable (right) on the horizon

Photo: Craig Carter (34)

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (15)

Wast Water from Lingmell

Wast Water from Lingmell

Photo: Wayne Hill (14)

Great Gable peeping up through the clouds during a cloud inversion from Scafell Pike

Great Gable peeping up through the clouds during a cloud inversion from Scafell Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (352)

Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Mickledore at Sunset from Wasdale

Photo: Craig Carter (27)

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Sunset on Scafell Pike, Mickledore and Sca Fell from Wasdale

Photo: Mick Fox (8)

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Lingmell (far right), Scafel Pike, Mickledore, Sca Fell and Illgill Head (centre right) from across Overbeck Bridge, Wast Water

Photo: Alan Wainwright (78)

Round How peeping through the mist from the bottom of Great End

Round How peeping through the mist from the bottom of Great End

Photo: Christine Shepherd (350)

*Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags (South Top)  from Mickledore (between Scafell Pike and Sca Fell)

*Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Gunson Knott and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Mickledore (between Scafell Pike and Sca Fell)

Photo: Wayne Hill (16)

Pete and Andy on Scafell Pike (at 4am) during the Three Peaks Challenge

Pete and Andy on Scafell Pike (at 4am) during the Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Andy Brown (9)


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