Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
Classification:Furth, Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY206064         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn on rock N of windshelter - photo
Daylight:dawn 06:23, sunrise 06:59, sunset 19:11, dusk 19:47
External links:Wikipedia

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Scafell and Scafell Pike
Scafell and Scafell Pike

Scafell, the second highest mountain in England, should not be confused with its slightly higher neighbour Scafell Pike, from which it is separated by Mickledore and Broad Stand.

You are advised not to attempt to climb Broad Stand, as tempting as it may appear those without climbing experience and equipment end up cragfast and in need of Mountain Rescue assistance. The path via Foxes Tarn involves some scrambling but is much safer.

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

... or, if you've walked it already, why not log on or register and record your walk?

Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody,, adie.boyes, AGJ64, Alan0409, alanm9, alanprince, Andy Duff, AndyF2356, beth, budgie, CarlandHay, CARLOS, Carolwildbird, ccoleby, CEW, charlottegetsaround, chloealina, chrisfry35 (x7), Cowles, Dandobson7, DANE2766, darrendixon, Darrenh, Daver64, davew, Daz Graham, DG123, distantecho, DJSibbald, drsylvester68, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, eclipseandy, Econ, fizzerfox, gallowshill, gbh, gerard.hurst (x8), gilly_3886, Ginty, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier, highdave, hillbilly, Hillwalker68, Howdo, iggsypoo, James48, James82, James_scott, jegger (twice), jodyd,, King of the Tops, Kingskerswell, koczur, Lancashire Lad (x4), leedrich (twice), leetim206, Luizawoods, MarjWatson, markhallam (twice), mickeyg, mikedowsett, Mikew92, munrobracket, MurthyBruit, navdave (twice), NDGF1965, neil_h, Nottspanther, On The Rivet, pah800, pandy, Paul Mansour, Peterfishwick, PipT, RogerFells, Rosehip, RuslandRambler (twice), Samlegg11, SheepFarmer,, Spacemonkey, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, steve71, stevegunter, StevetheRover (x3), Strangerclur, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba, thehappymundays, Tmills26, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, vinmac, wak, Warnettju,, wolfgangb, and yorkmunrobagger.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 11 properties offering rooms near Scafell. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£439-2958 per week
9.2km (5.7 miles) away, sleeps 7
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£335-2347 per week
9.8km (6.1 miles) away, sleeps 4
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£270-1496 per week
6.0km (3.7 miles) away, sleeps 2

Photo by Elizabeth Oldham and is our copyright. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

WalkLakes recognises that hill walking, or walking in the mountains, is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death.
Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.