Walk c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

England's highest & 2nd highest mountains


Route outline for walk c271:

Wasdale Head  -  (National Trust Campsite)  -  Wast Water  -  Lingmell  -  Middleboot Knotts  -  Round How (Scafell)  -  Great End  -  Ill Crag  -  Broad Crag  -  Scafell Pike  -  Mickledore  -  Foxes Tarn  -  Symonds Knott  -  Sca Fell  -  Wast Water.



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

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.

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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
6
English
Mountains
Wainwright
4
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
9
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, 7th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 1). Scafell Pike is also known as an English Nuttall (1st highest in England, 7th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (1st highest in England, 138th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Sca Fell at 964m (3163ft). Sca Fell is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (2nd highest in England, 10th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 2). Sca Fell is also known as an English Nuttall (2nd highest in England, 11th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Symonds Knott at 959m (3147ft). Symonds Knott is also known as an English Nuttall (3rd highest in England, 13th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag:

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 c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water

In no particular order . . .

Great Gable (back), Lingmell, the shoulder of Scafell Pike and Mickeldore from Symonds Knott

Great Gable (back), Lingmell, the shoulder of Scafell Pike and Mickeldore from Symonds Knott

Photo: Greg Campbell (12)

Scafell Pike summit from Ill Crag

Scafell Pike summit from Ill Crag

Photo: Craig Carter (36)

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)

Symonds Knott from Mickledore

Symonds Knott from Mickledore

Photo: Craig Carter (29)

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Haselden (23)

Wasdale Head at sunrise from Lingmell

Wasdale Head at sunrise from Lingmell

Photo: Craig Carter (25)

The summit of Scafell Pike

The summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Vic Lewis (1)

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)

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)

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Wast Water with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Lilley (5)


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