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

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


Route outline for walk c416:

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



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
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

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:

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Cumbria Way, a 112km (70 miles) linear footpath connecting Ulverston in Cumbria, England with Carlisle in Cumbria, England. The Cumbria Way is waymarked by named posts. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Cumbria Way.



You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


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

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 c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

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

The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Photo: Edward Felstead (5)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Me and mate Mike on Scafell Pike

Photo: Karen Parry (1)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *Cinkle Crags, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and the Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale in the early morning

*Cinkle Crags, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and the Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale in the early morning

Photo: Andy Malcolm (18)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Looking down Greta Gill to Wasdale from Great End with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell, Kirk Fell and Great Gable beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (230)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - 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 c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Great Langdale under a deep snow

Great Langdale under a deep snow

Photo: Simon Barnett (67)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (14)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (29)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike

Illgill Head (left), Wast Water and Middle Fell (right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (30)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

*Great Gable (left) and Skiddaw (far distance) from Esk Hause

Photo: Wayne Hill (17)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Morecambe Bay from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (28)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Band (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Esk Pike (centre) and Pike of Stickle (far right) surround Mickleden from Great Langdale

The Band (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell), Esk Pike (centre) and Pike of Stickle (far right) surround Mickleden from Great Langdale

Photo: David Hayter (360)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Ill Crag summit with Scafell Pike beyond

Photo: Craig Carter (39)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The summit of Scafell Pike

The summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Vic Lewis (1)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Approaching the (somewhat moody) Langdale Pikes along the Cumbria Wayin Great Langdale below Oakhowe Crag.

Approaching the (somewhat moody) Langdale Pikes along the Cumbria Wayin Great Langdale below Oakhowe Crag.

Photo: Graham Sykes (1)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale

Stickle Ghyll, Great Langdale

Photo: Edward Felstead (7)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - The Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

The Langdale Pikes from Great Langdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (123)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

On summit of Scafell Pike in May 2010

Photo: Garry Dickinson (1)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Mickleden

Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) from Mickleden

Photo: Mike Walker (295)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Scafell Pike Summit cairn

Scafell Pike Summit cairn

Photo: Craig Carter (19)


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