Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

England's highest mountain


Route outline for walk c215:

Seathwaite  -  Grains Gill  -  Styhead Gill  -  Styhead Tarn  -  Corridor Route  -  Scafell Pike  -  Broad Crag  -  Ill Crag  -  Great End  -  Esk Hause  -  Grains Gill  -  Seathwaite



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.


Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
4
English
Mountains
Wainwright
2
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
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, 8th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st highest in England, 8th 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 'Skawfell Pike'. 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 Broad Crag at 935m (3069ft). Broad Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in England, 15th highest in England & Wales) Broad Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (5th highest in England, 17th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Ill Crag at 931m (3054ft). Ill Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th highest in England, 16th highest in England & Wales) Ill Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (6th highest in England, 18th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:


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OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


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89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

In no particular order . . .

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif)

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

Photo: Stephen Dawson (8)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - My wife Pat halfway up Scafell Pike

My wife Pat halfway up Scafell Pike

Photo: Paul Weston (1)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Photo: Karen Parry (1)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - *Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

*Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,

Photo: Wayne Hill (15)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Sellafield from Broad Crag summit

Sellafield from Broad Crag summit

Photo: Craig Carter (41)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Haselden (23)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike

Photo: Craig Carter (20)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike

Photo: Paul Johnson (25)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - *Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

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

Photo: Wayne Hill (22)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stewart Green (5)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (10)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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 c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

My daughter (11) conquering Scafell Pike

Photo: Linda Skilbeck (1)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Climbing towards the col between Broad Crag and Great End

Climbing towards the col between Broad Crag and Great End

Photo: Craig Carter (30)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Wast Water with Middle Fell & Seatallan beyond from Scafell Pike

Wast Water with Middle Fell & Seatallan beyond from Scafell Pike

Photo: Steven Robinson (2)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit

Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Steven Robinson (5)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (28)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)


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