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Lake District Fells
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Scafell Pike and Scafell are separated by the pass of Mickledore. As well as being the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike is also considered one of the most difficult of climbs in the Lake District. As A Waingwright says (Book 4 – A pictorial Guide to the Lakes) “here is a mountain without doubt, and a mountain that is, moreover, every inch a mountain. Roughness and ruggedness are the necessary attributes and the Pike has these in greater measure than any other high ground in the country – which is just as it should be for there is no higher ground than this”
As England's largest peak and with stunning views to be seen over Wastwater (recently voted “Britain’s Favourite View” in a 2007 TV series) this is a very popular climb.
The gentlest ascents are those from the Borrowdale side of the peak and from Wasdale Head on the western side.
The land was donated to the National Trust in 1920 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".
The area around Scafell Pike and Scafell provides a good range of camping and caravan sites as well as a great selection of attractions and things to do. Check out the key information on the right and then explore the Scafell Pike and Scafell camping and caravanning sites listed below.
Campsites and caravan parks in the Scafell Pike and Scafell area include:
Barn Door Campsite, Wasdale head, Wastwater, Cumbria. 019467 26384.
Church Stile Farm Holiday Park, Nether Wasdale, Wastwater, Cumbria. 01946 726252.
The Old Post Office, Santon bridge, Holmrook, Cumbria. 019467 26286.
Walls Caravan & Camping Park, Ravenglass, Nether Wasdale, Cumbria. 01229 717250.
Wasdale Head National Trust Campsite, Wasdale head, Wastwater, Cumbria. 019467 26220.
Fishground Farm Campsite, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria. 019467 23349. .
Hollins Farm, Boot, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria. 019467 23253.
Saltcoats Caravan Site, Holmrook,Cumbria. 01229 717241.
Seven Acres Caravan Park, Gosforth, Holmbrook, Whitehaven, Cumbria 019467 25480.
Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Ennerdale, Cumbria. 01946 861229
High Bridge Farm, Ennerdale, Cumbria. 01946 861339.
Ascent of Scafell Pike and Scafell:
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Grid Ref: NY 215 072 (Scafell Pike)
Maps: Explorer maps OL6, OS Landranger 89,90
Range: Southern Fells
Stats: 3210 ft, 978 m (Scafell Pike) 3162 ft, 964 m (Scafell)
View on Map: Scafell Pike on a map
More info: Scafell Pike Info
Ascents: Scafell Pike
Nearest Bus Stop: Windermere
Nearest Train: Windermere
Scafell Pike and Scafell
Great Range of Holiday Cottages close to Scafell Pike from Sykes Cottages -