Scafell Pike

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Furth, Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, County Top - Administrative, County Top - Historic, County Top - Current County and Unitary Authority, and Tump)
Height:978.07m
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY215072         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rock by trig point - photos
Daylight:dawn 07:39, sunrise 08:20, sunset 16:27, dusk 17:08
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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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: adgl, 147matt (twice), buffer, DukeNukem, PaulG1952 (x3), SheepFarmer, distantecho, Hannahfw, Danrobinson, Boss_keloid, patrickonthefells, ja5ca, steve71 (x3), gallowshill (x3), eclipseandy (x5), tiamaria, hillbilly (x5), domusmantell, Mags763, Strangerclur (twice), Sylwia J Kociemba, alanm9, GlynREvans, RogerFells, gilly_3886 (twice), anthbowles, peterb (twice), Stoney, kierandol, mattmanutd, lfaulder, magirob, motley 55, vinmac, On The Rivet (twice), Stewart Sanderson, drsylvester68, Daniel278, fizzerfox, JamieL (x3), Chris the rambler, fidds, gill4rolo, CarlandHay (twice), Mikew92, Carolwildbird, CARLOS (x10), dsutton101, AndyF2356, Ginty, AGJ64, wolfgangb, geordiegary, koczur (twice), jegger, livebox (twice), Mum2LittleDove, Susanna, beth, i2am2no2man (twice), Andy Duff, GraemeLackford, Shortnick, ThinArthur, digby, Lancashire Lad (x8), James82, Michal7, s.lee90, HannantMark, gbh, Tomcat210, Mickha, macca69 (x4), Drpjohnston (twice), Kingskerswell, DG123, wak, and Steve18566.

If you need accommodation we have details of 12 properties offering rooms near Scafell Pike. Here are some examples:

2

6.5km (4.0 miles) away
4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£630-895 per week
7.2km (4.5 miles) away, sleeps 3
NC Non-Classified
£105-170 per night
7.1km (4.4 miles) away

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