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.


Peak Bagging Statistics for 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 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 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). Scafell Pike is also classified as an English Marilyn (1st highest in England, 136th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Ill Crag at 935m (3069ft). Ill Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (4th highest in England, 15th highest in England & Wales). Ill Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (5th highest in England, 17th highest in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of Broad Crag at 934m (3065ft). Broad Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (5th highest in England, 16th highest in England & Wales). Broad Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (6th highest in England, 18th highest in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Great End at 910m (2987ft). Great End is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (7th highest in England, 22nd highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 5) and an English Nuttall (9th highest in England, 25th highest in England & Wales) ; Rossett Pike at 651m (2137ft). Rossett Pike is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (144th highest in England, 248th highest in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 115) and an English Nuttall (193rd highest in England, 330th highest in England & Wales).

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 c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

In no particular order . . .

Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Seathwaite Fell from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (9)

Sam at Scafell Pike summit

Sam at Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stephen Cooper (1)

Scafell (left) and Wast Water (centre) from Scafell Pike

Scafell (left) and Wast Water (centre) from Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (10)

Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn range beyond

Angle Tarn with the Helvellyn range beyond

Photo: Chris Haselden (6)

Rossett Pike summit ridge with The Langdale Pikes in the distance and Great Langdale far below

Rossett Pike summit ridge with The Langdale Pikes in the distance and Great Langdale far below

Photo: Alan Wainwright (191)

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

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)

Brock Crags from Angle Tarn

Brock Crags from Angle Tarn

Photo: Robert Hall (11)

Angle Tarn

Angle Tarn

Photo: Andy Malcolm (121)

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)

Scafell Pike summit

Scafell Pike summit

Photo: Stewart Green (5)


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