Scafell Pike Mountain, Seathwaite

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Scafell Pike or is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978m above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, and is part of the Southern Fells.TopographyScafell Pike is one of a horseshoe of high fells, open to the south, surrounding the head of Eskdale, Cumbria. It stands on the western side of the cirque, with Scafell to the south and Great End to the north. This ridge forms the watershed between Eskdale and Wasdale, which lies to the west.The narrowest definition of Scafell Pike begins at the ridge of Mickledore in the south, takes in the wide, stony summit area and ends at the next depression, Broad Crag Col, c. 920 m (3,030 ft). A more inclusive view also takes in two further tops: Broad Crag, 934 m (3,064 ft) and Ill Crag, 935 m (3,068 ft), the two being separated by Ill Crag Col. This is the position taken by most guidebooks. North of Ill Crag is the more definite depression of Calf Cove at 850 m (2,800 ft), before the ridge climbs again to Great End.Scafell Pike also has outliers on either side of the ridge. Lingmell, to the north west, is invariably regarded as a separate fell, while Pen, 760 m (2,500 ft), a shapely summit above the Esk, is normally taken as a satellite of the Pike. Middleboot Knotts is a further top lying on the Wasdale slopes of Broad Crag, which is listed as a Nuttall.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Having done snowden we wanted to complete this mountain too, unfortunately the weather was misty so not the best view and the climb itself was very challenging as it's all stone and very steep . I wou...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Arrived in the car park, after instructions from our Hostel receptionist to take the Wasdale Route. Wise move. It's the shortest route up. He also sold us a map (do NOT go up without a map and compass...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We recently walked up Scafell pike it was a good walk. However is quite rocky at the top so suitable footwear is needed. And it is quite a long walk so you may want to take a packed lunch. But it is a...  more »

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