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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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Maps (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

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

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (351)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Scafell re-visted. Me, my dog and my mates passing Styhead Tarn on the way up to Scafell Pike

Scafell re-visted. Me, my dog and my mates passing Styhead Tarn on the way up to Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Rugg (1)

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 - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (39)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Me with Stuart Nicholson and Ryan McDowell on Scafell Pike.

Photo: Jonathan Ashforth (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 - Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Coxon (11)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - On the top of Scafell Pike

On the top of Scafell Pike

Photo: Graeme Stephenson (2)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Windermere from Broad Crag

Windermere from Broad Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (44)

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 - 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)

Walk c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite - Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (9)

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 - Ice on Scafell Pike

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (9)


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