Located in Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, Scafell Pike Mountain is the highest mountain in England. It has an elevation of 978 meters (3,209 ft) above sea level and is part of the Southern Fells. Enjoy eight things you didn’t know about Scafell Pike Mountain.
1. There are four routes to the Scafell Pike Mountain summit
To the northwest is Lingmell Col, Esk Hause leads to the northeast, Mickledore to the southwest, whereas Esk Hause leads to the northeast. These paths lead to the following paths and directions: Seathwaite to the north, Langdale to the east, Eskdale to the southwest, and Wasdale Head to the west. Wasdale Head is the most favorite one among the hikers because it is the shortest and easiest route.
2. It was donated
In 1919, Scafell Pike was donated to the National Trust by Lord Leconfield. This was in honor of the Lake District men who had lost their lives in World War I.
3. Scafell Pike and the National Three Peaks Challenge.
This is a challenge done by experienced hikers, both for the adventure and as a way to raise funds for charity. Hikers climb the highest mountains in England, Wales, and Scotland. These are Scafell Pike, Snowdon, and Ben Nevis.
4. Highest peak, the deepest lake
Aside from having a peak that is the highest point above sea level in England, Scafell Pike Mountain is also home to Wastwater Lake, the deepest lake in England. It is three miles long, over half a mile wide, and 258 feet deep.
5. Formed over 450 million years ago
Scafell Pike Mountain is part of the igneous rock formations of the Borrowdale Volcanic Group. The igneous rock dates from the Ordovician geologic period.
6. Scafell Pike Mountain or The Pikes of Sca Fell
The Pikes of Sca Fell was a description of Scafell Pike, Broad Crag, and Ill Crag. It was also originally spelled as Scawfell. The name Scafell is derived from the Old Norse skalli fjall, which means “fell with the shielding” or “fell with the bald summit.”
7. Views from Scafell Pike Mountain
On a cloudless day, you can see mountain peaks that are as far away as Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.
8. Wasdale Head Inn
The valleys are home to Wasdale Head Inn, which is a favorite for hikers going to Scafell Pike Mountain and other mountains. It has served as a home to many for over 200 years. Travelers and traders such as merchants, farmers, miners, and smugglers passed through it in the early years. Famous hikers such as the Abraham Brothers (George and Ashley), Walter Parry Haskett Smith, and Owen Glynne Jones passed stayed at this inn.
There are some facts about Scafell Pike Mountain. Perhaps one day you, too, dear reader, shall hike this mountain and enjoy all it has to offer. The climb shall be worth it!