Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

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

England's highest mountain

Walk Route Summary:

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

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite Seathwaite, Grains Gill, Styhead Gill, Styhead Tarn, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Grains Gill, Seathwaite The Southern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Nearing the top of Scafell Pike
Photo: Steven Robinson

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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.

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) and

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


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 c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite

In no particular order . . .

The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif). Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

1. The Langdale Pikes and Windermere from Great End (Scafell Massif)
Photo: Stephen Dawson (8)


Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

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


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

3. Great End from Broad Crag buttress, just off the corridor route to Scafell Pike
Photo: Paul Johnson (25)


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4. *Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Scafell Pike,
Photo: Wayne Hill (15)

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John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

5. John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike
Photo: Nancy Townsend (1)


Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

6. Symonds Knott and Sca Fell from Scafell Pike
Photo: Craig Carter (20)


Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

7. Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike
Photo: Mick Coxon (11)


Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

8. Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012
Photo: Tracey Parnell (1)


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. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

9. 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)


Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c215 Scafell Pike from Seathwaite photo

10. Malt bread on the top of Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Paul Coulter (2)



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