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 Summit of Scafell Pike

The Summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: David Cochrane (7)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Pete and Andy on Scafell Pike (at 4am) during the Three Peaks Challenge

Pete and Andy on Scafell Pike (at 4am) during the Three Peaks Challenge

Photo: Andy Brown (9)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Great Langdale

Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Great Langdale

Photo: Pauline Mealor (1)

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

Ice on Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Fox (10)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012

Tracey Parnell at the top of Scafell Pike in May 2012

Photo: Tracey Parnell (1)

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

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - My son on his first boys mountain climb up Scafell Pike with his Dad and Grandad

My son on his first boys mountain climb up Scafell Pike with his Dad and Grandad

Photo: Joanne Farman (2)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Buck Pike (Langdale) summit cairn

Buck Pike (Langdale) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (816)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Its a dogs-life in Langdale

Its a dogs-life in Langdale

Photo: Toby Mettam (1)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Ill Crag (left) Broad Crag (centre) and Scafell Pike (right) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Ill Crag (left) Broad Crag (centre) and Scafell Pike (right) from Great End (Scafell Massif)

Photo: Stephen Dawson (11)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Footbridge over Mickleden Beck

Footbridge over Mickleden Beck

Photo: Mike Jennings (15)

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

Scafell Pike Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (5)

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

Junction with Stake Pass and The Cumbria Way at the bottom of Rossett Beck in Mickleden

Photo: Alan Wainwright (192)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Sellafield from Broad Crag summit

Sellafield from Broad Crag summit

Photo: Craig Carter (41)

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

Yewbarrow from Scafell Pike

Photo: Mick Coxon (11)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) and the Eastern shoulder of The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (Crinkle, Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags & Shelter Crags (North Top)) and the Eastern shoulder of The Band from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Photo: Andy Malcolm (214)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike

Early morning snow on the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Chris Himsworth (1)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

*Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

Photo: Robert Withers (2)

Walk c416 Scafell Pike from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale - *Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

*Great Gable (centre) and Lingmell (left) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Wayne Hill (22)

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)


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