Scafell

Height: 964m/3,162ft

Grid Reference: NY207065

Fells » Mid Western Fells

Lists: FRCC (002) Wainwright (S.02)

Ascents: 8

'Sca Fell' (two words) on OS maps. Although slightly lower than Scafell Pike it is regarded by many as a grander mountain, its certainly less crowded! It is normally ascended from:

  • Wasdale Head - via Lord's Rake (considered dangerous because of rock fall) or Green How
  • Eskdale - long route whichever way you go - via Upper Eskdale, Great Moss and Foxes Tarn or via Slight Side

Scafell and Scafell Pike are joined via Mickledore and three routes are available between the two fells:

  • Broad Stand - A route for experienced scamblers / climbers
  • Lord's Rake - see comments above
  • Foxes Tarn - This is the easiest route but required the most re-ascent

location

Walk   Distance Ascent
Mon 29 Jun 2009 - Broadcrag Tarn and Foxes Tarn
Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Taw House - Scale Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Little Narrowcove - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Broadcrag Tarn - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Terrace Route - Wha House Farm
11.50 miles4,100ft
Sat 22 Jul 2006 - Pen, the Scafells and Lord's Rake
Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Taw House - Scale Bridge - Sampson's Stones - Great Moss - Pen - Rough Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Rakes Progress (Climbers Traverse) - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - River Esk - Brotherilkeld
10.00 miles3,900ft
Sun 11 Sep 2005 - The Scafells
Brackenclose, Wasdale - Lingmell - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Quagrigg Moss - Great How (Eskdale Fell) - Maiden Castle - Brackenclose
9.00 miles4,400ft
Mon 15 Dec 2003 - Scafell
Brackenclose, Wasdale - Green How - Scafell - Symonds Knott - Green How - Hard Rigg - Brackenclose
6.00 miles3,000ft
Sat 28 Sep 2002 - Scafell and Slight Side from Eskdale
Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Lingcove Bridge - River Esk - Great Moss - Sampson's Stones - Cam Spout - Foxes Tarn - Symonds Knott - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - Brotherilkeld
9.00 miles3,150ft
 Sat 27 Nov 1993 - Scafell from Eskdale
Wha House Farm, Eskdale - Slight Side - Scafell - Symonds Knott - Green How - Burnmoor Tarn - Boot - Wha House Farm
  
 Sat 26 Sep 1992 - Bob Graham Relay - Dunmail Raise to Wasdale
Dunmail Raise - Steel Fell - Calf Crag - High Raise - Sergeant Man - Thunacar Knott - Harrison Stickle - Pike O'Stickle - Rossett Pike - Bowfell - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Great End - Ill Crag - Broad Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Brackenclose
16.10 miles6,800ft
 Sun 1 May 1988 - The Four 3000s
Keswick, Moot Hall - Millbeck - Carl Side - Skiddaw - St John's in the Vale - Helvellyn - Wythburn - Stake Pass - Angle Tarn - Esk Hause - Scafell Pike - Foxes Tarn - Scafell - Corridor Route - Sty Head - Seathwaite, Borrowdale