Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

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

The 'easiest' way up England's highest from Great Langdale

Walk Route Summary:

- Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Cumbria Way, Mickleden Beck, Rossett Gill, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Esk Hause, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Angle Tarn, Rossett Gill, Mickleden, Mickleden Beck, The Cumbria Way, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale.

Vital Statistics for this Walk

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Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale Great Langdale, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, The Cumbria Way, Mickleden Beck, Rossett Gill, Rossett Pike, Angle Tarn (Langdale), Esk Hause, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Great End, Esk Hause, Angle Tarn, Rossett Gill, Mickleden, Mickleden Beck, The Cumbria Way, The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale The Southern Fells,  The Lake District National Park,  Cumbria,  England

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike
Photo: Mick Coxon

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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); Rossett Pike 651m (2137ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (144th Eng, 249th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 115) and an English Nuttall (193rd Eng, 330th Eng & Wal) and

Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on 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


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 c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

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Scafell Pike Summit cairn. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

1. Scafell Pike Summit cairn
Photo: Craig Carter (19)


Great Gable (right) and The Buttermere Fells (centre) from Scafell Pike. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

2. Great Gable (right) and The Buttermere Fells (centre) from Scafell Pike
Photo: David Cochrane (9)


Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif). Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

3. Eskdale from Ill Crag (Scafell Massif)
Photo: Stephen Dawson (7)


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4. *Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike
Photo: Wayne Hill (22)

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Cairn on the summit of Rossett Pike. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

5. Cairn on the summit of Rossett Pike
Photo: Christine Shepherd (476)


Junction with Stake Pass and The Cumbria Way at the bottom of Rossett Beck in Mickleden. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

6. Junction with Stake Pass and The Cumbria Way at the bottom of Rossett Beck in Mickleden
Photo: Alan Wainwright (192)


Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Stool End, Great Langdale. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

7. Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Stool End, Great Langdale
Photo: David Swales (10)


Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

8. Me and my walking friends from work on Scafell Pike
Photo: Chris Haselden (23)


Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

9. Relaxing on Scafell Pike summit
Photo: Steven Robinson (5)


John Townsend and our dog Hamish's ashes at the top of Scafell Pike. Walk route map c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale photo

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



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