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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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Solo walk from Old Dungeon Ghyll heading to Scafell Pike. No visibility on the top when I got there. :(hannah&steven01/08/2020
From Seathwaite along corridor routeNewsond20/07/2020
Birkett 3 Revisit via South TopDave Geere20/03/2020
Thursday - night at Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick, day before hotels closed for Corona virusRumbo19/03/2020
Debs & Tali, last outing of the yearMountain Goat31/12/2019
From Wasdale campsite, via Lingmell Gill to Mickeldore than along ridge to summit, descending NW to Lingmell col and back along track. With JAS.kdbennett09/11/2019
Walked from Seatoller with Gavin & Edi.Dangerous Dave05/10/2019
From Wasdale Head via the W ridge of Lingmell with a group from my school on their Everest Challenge. Ridge was unremittingly steep but avoided crossing Lingmell Beck which was in spate.Wheelsy28/09/2019
With Jago, Steve G, Paul and Easby; from Eskdale YHA, left road at Whahouse Bridge, followed route up to Great Moss, lost Steve up How Beck freestyling and continued up Little Narrowcove and round to the Pike's summit.stevem7621/09/2019
Up Grains to Esk Hause. Great End, Blunt Top,Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike, Symond's Knott and Scafell. Descend SE to return via Knotts of the Tongue to start.Arbie17/09/2019
Via the Corridor Route from Seathwaite with eldest son (16). Returned via Broad Crag and Ill Crag. Rain on the way up but clouds cleared at the summit.clyoung13/08/2019
absolutley brilliantLauralj8403/08/2019
Langdale to Scafell Pike all-day walk. Parked at ODG. Route was Mickleden, Rosset Pass, Esk Hause shelter, Styhead, Corridor Route, Scafell Pike summit, Broad Crag Col, Blunt Top, Calf Cove, Esk Hause, Rosset Pass, and Mickleden. With Dave and Lindsey (Dave added Esk Pike and Bowfell). Claggy at first, brightened later. Approx 12 miles, 4,300 feet.Skip20/07/2019
Second round second ascent of Scafell Pike (but fourth ascent in total). Long day from Gt Langdale with Dave and Lindsey.Skip220/07/2019
Peak number 2. After a pressing drive with 2 hours for Nahtan, 2 for Marcus, and the last 2 for me, we arrived at Wansdale at 4am, very soggy still and tired. Waking the 3 in the back 20mins before arrival was hillarious, and Chris panicked, and guzzled 4 protein bars for breakfast! Bar a small detour to the Scafell hotel, we were kindl;y given 2 bottles of water by an organised company group, and with headtorches on, started again. The light was fully up by 4.30, and the torches were soon away. Again, the terrible wether concluded no sunrise veiws, and we were soon in the clouds, yet not as wet as before. the Final slog up to the top of scafell with scree like rock all over was tough since we were climb almost 250m every km! Again, once at the top, we had enough time for a quick photo, relayer and start back down, this time less wet and less cold. Again, once below the clouds, they had lifted for a decent veiw, but the stairs down to Wansdale seemed to go on forever, legs and knees reByronHaywood06/07/2019
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
Walked up with GR from Seathwaite - 16km total. Not many others on our route compared to the bigger numbers near summitD SID14/06/2019
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
Cold & Wet, fell down the side of Wast Water before climbing...Mbassett26/05/2019
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
13 miles, 5116ft Scafell Pike circular walk.stephenbuda17/05/2019
7.7 miles, 3941ft Scafell and Scafell Pike walk.stephenbuda13/05/2019
soloTom D07/05/2019
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
feeling ill1scottt05/04/2019
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
Amandas 50th BirthdayAbiD31/12/2018
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