Scafell Pike

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Classification:Furth, Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, HuMP, and High Hill of Britain
(also Clem, County Top - Historic, County Top - Current County and Unitary Authority, Fellranger, Synge, Sim, County Top - Administrative, and Tump)
Height:978.07m (with a drop of 912.2m)
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY215072         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rock by trig point - photos
Daylight:dawn 04:06, sunrise 04:55, sunset 21:23, dusk 22:12
External links:Wikipedia

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Scafell Pike and Scafell from Middle Fell
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Middle Fell

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England and is sometimes confused with the neighbouring but slightly shorter Scafell at 964m to which it is connected by the col of Mickledore. The name Pikes of Sca Fell was originally applied collectively to the peaks now known as Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Broad Crag which were considered subsidiary tops of Scafell (which looks higher from many angles).

The summit was donated to the National Trust in 1919 by Lord Leconfield in memory of the men of the Lake District "who fell for God and King, for freedom, peace and right in the Great War".

Scafell Pike is one of three British peaks climbed as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.

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