Scafell Pike

Overview
Height: 3,210 Feet - 978 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 215 072
Area: Southern
Ordnance Survey: OL6
Wainwright Guidebook: Four

Why does a man climb a mountain? why has he forced his tired and sweating body up here when he might instead been sitting at his ease in a deckchair at the seaside, looking at girls in bikinis, or fast asleep, or sucking ice-cream, according to his fancy. On the face of it the thing doesn't make sense.

Yet more and more people are turing to the hills.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

 


Slight Side, Cam Spout Crag, Scafell, Broad Stand, Mickledore, Scafell Pike and Pen seen over Great Moss.

Mickledore.

Pen from Great Moss.

Lingmell, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Hollow Stones. Mickledore, Scafell and Green How.

Pulpit Rock, Scafell Pike.


Looking down on Rough Crag summit (left)

Scafell Pike, III Crag and Pen from Great Moss.

Scafell Pike, Hollow Stones, Mickledore, Scafell and Green How.


Broad Crag and Great End from Scafell Pike summit


 

There are 12 walks to choose from including Scafell Pike

The Wasdale Head Watershed

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22nd April 2017
ASCENT: 5,244 Feet - 1,599 Metres
MILES: 10.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Scafell Pike - Lingmell - Great Gable - Kirk Fell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Mickledore - Scafell Pike - Lingmell Col - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Great Gable - Beck Head - Rib End - Kirk Fell - Kirkfell Crags - Top of Blacksail Pass - Gatherstone Beck - Mosedale - Mosedale Beck - Wasdale Head
 

Pen, Scafell Pike and Scafell via Lord's Rake and the West Wall Traverse

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22nd October 2016
ASCENT: 3,967 Feet - 1,209 Meters
MILES: 10.3
OUTLYERS: 3, Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side
ROUTE: Jubilee Bridge - Brotherilkeld - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Pen - Rough Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Rakes Progress - Lord's Rake - West Wall Traverse - Deep Gill - Symonds Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - Brotherilkeld - Jubilee Bridge
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 24 The Scafells and Illgill Head

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23rd July 2016
ASCENT: 5,413 Feet - 1,650 Meters
MILES: 13
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight Side - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxs Tarn Gully - Foxs Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Hardrigg Gill - Maiden Castle Cairn - IIIgill Head - Whin Rigg - Greathall Gill - Wast Water
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 27 -The Roof of England

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13th September 2015
ASCENT: 5,061 Feet - 1,543 Meters
MILES: 11
SUMMITS OVER 2'000Ft: 5, Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Cam Spout Crag - Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head - Down in the Dale - Brackenclose - Lingmell - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn gully - Mickledore - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Long Gill - Hardrigg Gill - Hard Rigg - Corpse Road - Brackenclose - Down in the Dale - Wasdale Head
 

The Scafells via Piers Gill & Lord’s Rake


15th June 2014
ASCENT: 3,805 Feet – 1,160 Meters
MILES: 6.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 2 Scafell Pike – Scafell
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Burnthwaite – Moses Trod – Lingmell Beck – Piers Gill – Corridor Route – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Mickledore – Rakes Progress – Lord’s Rake – West Wall Traverse – Deep Gill – Symonds Knott – Scafell – Green How – Rakehead Crag – Bracken Close – Wasdale Head
 

Scafell Pike from Dunmail Raise


3rd May 2014
ASCENT: 5,800 Feet 1,768 Meters
MILES: 16.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 10, Steel Fell – Calf Crag – Sergeant Man – Thunacar Knott – Pavey Ark – Harrison Stickle – Pike O’ Stickle – Rossett Pike  – Great End – Scafell Pike
ROUTE: Dunmail Raise – Steel Fell – Steelfell Tarn – Calf Crag – Brownrigg Tarn – Codale Head – Sergeant Man – Thunacar Knott – Pavey Ark – Harrison Stickle – Pike O’Stickle – Martcrag Moor – Stake Pass – Rossett Pike – Angle Tarn (Langstrath) – Esk Hause – Calf Cove – Great End – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Corridor Route – Styhead – Styhead Gill – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite
 

Pen, The Scafells & Lord’s Rake

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25th August 2013
ASCENT: 3,920ft 1,192 Meters
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Scafell Pike – Scafell – Slight Side
ROUTE: Brotherilkeld – River Esk – Taw House – Scale Bridge – Sampson’s Stones – Great Moss – Pen – Rough Crag –Scafell Pike South Ridge – Scafell Pike – Mickledore – Rakes Progress – Lord’s Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Catcove Beck – Taw House – River Esk – Brotherilkeld
 

Great End to Scafell Pike via Skew Gill

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25th May 2013
ASCENT: 3,188 Feet, 972 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, Great End – Scafell Pike – Seathwaite Fell
ROUTE: Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Styhead Gill – Styhead Tarn – Sty Head -Corridor Route – Skew Gill – The Band – Great End – Broad Crag – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Lingmell Col – Corridor Route – Styhead – Sprinkling Tarn – Seathwaite Fell – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite
 

A day in the clouds, Great End to Scafell Pike

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14th July 2012
ASCENT: 3,400 Feet, 1,035 Metres
MILES: 10
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag & Scafell Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite – Stockley Bridge – Grains Gill – Ruddy Gill – Esk Hause – Calf Cove – Great End – Ill Crag – Broad Crag – Broad Crag Col – Scafell Pike – Lingmell Col – Corridor Route – Skew Gill – Styhead Tarn – Stockley Bridge – Seathwaite
 

Nothing better than this…

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27th May 2012
ASCENT: 4,509 Feet, 1,377 Metres
MILES: 9.6
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side
ROUTE: Wasdale Head – Down In The Dale –  Brackenclose – Lingmell – Lingmell Col – Scafell Pike – Lords Rake – Scafell – Long Green – Slight Side – Quargrigg Moss – Great How – Burnmoor Tarn – Down In The Dale – Wasdale Head
 

Lingmell To Slight Side via The Scafell’s

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4th September 2011
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet, 1,372 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell & Slight Side
ROUTE: Brackenclose, Lingmell, Lingmell Col, Scafell Pike, Lords Rake, Sca Fell, Long Green, Slight Side, Quagrigg Moss, Broad Tongue, Burnmoor Tarn, Wasdale Head
 

Scafell Pike

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9th August 2009
ASCENT: 978 Mtrs  3210Ft
MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Scafell Pike
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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