Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike from Great Moss by Andy Beck. Pen and ink sketch

Wainwright summit: GR: NY21541 07216 3210′ True height: 3209′ 978m (same location)*

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Topographical features: In the Pictorial Guide Wainwright marks the summit of Scafell Pike with a solid black cone on the site of the large well built cairn. This will be the Wainwright summit. Close by, and also shown in the guide is the O.S. triangulation column. The measured highest point is a rock by the column, the true summit. Obviously extra height can be achieved by mounting the large (but man made) platform nearby.

Scafell Pike summit small sketch by Andy Beck

Points of interest: This is the highest point in England.

Tarns: Broad Crag Tarn near Mickledore at approx 829m was at one time considered to be the highest body of water in the country. In fact, Long Top Tarn on Crinkle Crags sits at 850m and can take that claim.

Waterfalls: A fine fall at the top of Piers Gill is about the only waterfall on the mountain.

Adjoining Fells: Broad Crag, Lingmell

Nearest facilities: Car parking

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