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Name:Scafell Pike
Hill number:2359
Height:978.07m / 3209ft
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
County (CoH):Cumberland (CoH)
County (CoA):Cumbria (CoA)
Catchment:Esk (Ravenglass), Catchment Boundaries, Irt
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett, Synge, Fellranger,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Clem, Trail 100
Grid ref:NY 21541 07216
Summit feature:rock by trig point
Col:66m  SJ630333  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
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  • Cumbria (1974) administrative county top
  • Cumberland historic county top
  • Cumbria current county/UA top
  • Highest mountain in England

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Round of Scafell Pike, Sca Fell and Illgill Head from Brackenclose. Warm and mainly sunny day attracted scores of others including a party of schoolchildren who overtook me.Topographer5703/07/2019
Tri X runEggletina29/06/2019
From Brotherilkeldbenarbia again29/06/2019
Midnight summit with “Slips” spontaneous attempt at National 3 Peaks without support crew!Sockpan22/06/2019
From Wasdale via Mickledoregeoffh1215/06/2019
Day's walking with Dave M, Chris & Susan in fine weather; circular route from Wasdale Head, via Sty Head, Brown Band, Great End and the Crags, returning around Lingmell.barnz4810/06/2019
Nic & BobNicola & Stuart09/06/2019
ENGLISH 3000's Started 03:00 Wasdale Head CP with GAVIN SIMPSON > SCAFELL (3162) > SYMONDS KNOTT (3147) > (Lord's Rake) > SCAFELL PIKE (3209) > BROAD CRAG (3069) > ILL CRAG (3054) > Blunt Top > High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] > Low White Stones > STEEL FELL [DEAD PIKE - STEEL FELL] > (Dunmail Raise) > HELVELLYN (3117) > HELVELLYN LOWER MAN (3035) >White Side > Raise > Little Dodd (St John's Common) > Calfhow Pike > Clough Head > White Pike > (Threlkeld) > Sale How > SKIDDAW SOUTH TOP (3035) > SKIDDAW MIDDLE TOP (3045) > SKIDDAW (3054) > SKIDDAW NORTH TOP ( 3025) > Broad End > Bakestall finished 23:00 Peter House Farm 36 Miles - 11,721ft ascent (20 hours)Mark A Hartry18/05/2019
Morning start from Wasdale head - just me and the dog. Very quiet walk. Started ~7.15 and at summit before 10 (2.5hr ascent). Sun in eyes on way up but quite clear view and very few people on path. Summit freezing wind chill with light snow on ground. Didn't stay long. Descent hindered by dog's short legs! Took about 1.5hr. By the time we reached the base it was baking hot. Path up was chock full of people and dogs coming up.MysteriousSue04/05/2019
Climbed up Mickleden Beck to Angle Tarn, then the summit of Allen Crags (784m), Great End (910m), Scarfell Pike (978m) for the 'On Top of....' event and then back down via Rossett Pike (651m) and Stake Pass. We finished the day with a walk climb back up to Side Pike (330m). With ASW.meltdiceburg28/04/2019
Old Dungeon Ghyll to Wasdale Head, for Alpine Exploratory. Had the top to myself for a whole 30 seconds.PGCE23/04/2019
Awful as expected, Easter crowds+++. We only came up to do Lingmell. With Damian.Dangerous Dave20/04/2019
Round How, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, Ill Crag, Blunt Top, Seathwaite Fellkeithouk10/04/2019
From seathwaithe to base brown onto green/great gable, scarfell pike and back on easy path to seathwaithe.axoree21/02/2019
After team training, 3rd time this year so farMountain Goat02/02/2019
Phil, Steph, McCurrie and the houndsMountain Goat19/01/2019
Misty, wet, offered shelter in some walkers bivvy bag. First climbed in 70s? Last climbed on Borrowdale fell racedavechaffey27/12/2018
From brackencloseDanGeere17/11/2018
Via Piers Gill from Wasdale HeadCyclistno106/10/2018
Via Mickledore from WasdaleMickeyfinn01/10/2018
Lakes hike from Seathwaite Farm, summit 2/4MattSecker07/09/2018
From Wasdale Head, via Lord's Rake, Scar Fell, Foxes Tarn, Mickeledore. With Eoin & Tiarnan WestPete West30/08/2018
From Wasdale HeadTyldesley Paul26/08/2018
Did not make it. Took 10 people up for my stag do, I was hoping to complete the third of my 'Three Peaks'. Only 3 summitted, it was just too wet, and far too long in it along the corridor route. Intimidating hill, it certainly gained my respect! I will be back.tumpawumpa26/08/2018
from wasdale head inn via sprinkling tarndavie25/08/2018
Set off despite unsettled forecast. Wind became ever stronger as climbed, then hit by hail.Surrounded by low cloud then, miraculously,the mists swirled away as we gained the summit' revealing Great Gable, Lingmell and the lakes below. All struggle worthwhile!Peak Rambler23/08/2018
Parked at Seathwaite Farm. Followed River Derwent to cross Stockley Bridge. Climbed up past Taylorgill Force and followed Styhead Gill to Styhead Tarn. Turned left to follow footpath up past Sprinkling Tarn and Great End. Turned right then right again to follow footpath up towards Ill Crag. Over boulder fields and scramble down and up between the headwaters of Piers Gill & Little Narrowcove. Final push up to summit to join the hoards who had climbed up from Wasdale. Beautiful day with only a little cloud while we were on the summit. Returned the same way and back to the car in precisely 7 hours. A good route with slightly more people heading to the summit as we descended.TractorBoy11/08/2018
Smash fest with LUUOC from Duddon Valley Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Esk Pike - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight SideJonathanConey27/07/2018
With CorrineNottsOutdoorLad15/07/2018
Scafell Pike > Blunt Top from GR: NY 23961 12803ronaldo33311/07/2018
Part of 3 peaks challenge (2/3) 3:47:32 8.72kmhemerson0907/07/2018
With Rory. Parked at the National Trust car park at Wasdale Head. A very hot start up the Brown Tongue Path - mercifully a breeze arrived at about 500 m. We went up via Mickledore and had a deserved snack and drink at the stretcher box admiring the view of Eskdale. From there it was a comparatively easy finish to the top, where the views were absolutely superb. A quick descent via the usual path (Hollow Stones) to the reward of a swim in Wast Water. What a brilliant day!James McKnight01/07/2018
Annual company hiketsar.nathan30/06/2018
climbed with Zoe, Sean Popple & Corelli.neilblair35330/06/2018
Parked at national trust car park. Headed up past lingmell ghyll to Scafell pike. Easy path to follow. Descended via Mickledore and took the gully to the left of broad stand up to foxes tarn. Easy scramble avoiding the wet rocks. Took a right up the scree path to Sca fell. Great views over to Scafell pike and down Deep gully. Descended by green how back to wasdale. Fantastic round.Zoe Little26/06/2018
Having worked on my fitness after a year of illness in 2017, I found the highest peak in England a most pleasant and straightforward climb. Even left the path at one point to do some scrambling. First hour was difficult but after that easy. Will definitely be back to the Lake District for more hiking at some point.Thomas McIlvaney25/06/2018
Ascent of Lingmell from Wasdale Campsite Car Park via Goat Crags. Then on to Scafell Pike. Descent to Mickledore and Broad Strand. Ascent of Scafell from Foxes Rake and Foxes Tarn. On to Slight Side via Long Green. Return to Wasdale via Long Gill, Kettle Cove and Fence Wood.raymooremanx24/06/2018
Second round of Wainwrights (but third time up Scafell Pike). Camped at NT Wasdale Head. Walked up via the Piers Gill path to bag Middleboot Knot and Round How. Then Corridor and tourist path to the (very crowded) summit of Scafell Pike. Low cloud much of the way up, broke briefly at top of Piers Gill. Started raining at Lingmell Col then rained up to the Pike and back down the tourist path. With Dave.Skip217/06/2018
Third time at Scafell Pike summit. Walked up via the Piers Gill path to bag Middleboot Knotts and Round How. Then followed Corridor and tourist path to the Pike. Summit very crowded. Low cloud much of the day, started raining at Lingmell Col then got heavier up to the top. Trudged back down the tourist path in steady rain. With Dave.Skip17/06/2018
With JGCW12/06/2018
Part of Cumbrian 3 PeaksThursday02/06/2018
Ascended from Wasdale Campsite via Lingmell Gill, Brown Tongue and Lingmell Col.raymooremanx26/05/2018
Recce for second half of Lakes 10 peaks.Mountainhikes20/05/2018
OCT with SeanLittledave19/05/2018
Lingmell, Middleboot Knotts, Round How, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike from Wasdale Lakeside car park.lenman13/05/2018
Corridor Route and Broad Standmaaaaaaaatty08/05/2018
Piers Gill Head > Dropping Crag > Rough Crags West Top > Rough Crags East Top > Pen > Scafell Pike South Top > Scafell Pike from GR:NY 18238 07476ronaldo33330/04/2018
Stockley Bridge, Styhead Gill Bridge, Styhead, Corridor River Crossing, Scafell Pike, Ill Cras, Great End Trig, Allen Crays Trig, Spinkling Tarn, Great Cable Trig Overcast, low wind, warm weather, light snow and poor visability at peak.meganinch12/04/2018