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Webcam - Scafell
Scafell
Scafell

This webcam looks at Scafell Pike directly up the Brown Tongue path grid ref: NY195074. (Webcam courtesy of The WasdaleWeb site)

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.Three Peaks Challenge Website
If you fancy a 500 mile drive and climbing the highest peaks in England.

Gosforth village
Gosforth village is the closest large village to the Wasdale valley.

Drigg & Carleton Parish web site
A local site for the local area.

The National Trust
Cares for over 248,000 hectares (612,000 acres) of countryside plus almost 600 miles of coastline and 200 buildings.

Ramblers Association
The Ramblers' Association is , a registered charity with 139,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales looking after the interests of walkers.

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Scafell at 964m (3162 feet) and Scafell Pike at 977m (3210 feet) are two of Englands five highest peaks towering above the landscape of the Lake District National Park.

The Cumbrian Mountains formed as volcanoes erupted when the North American and Eurasian continents collided.

The National Trust currently owns Scafell Pike.

Fund raising
Thousands of people have tried to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within 24 hours - the Three Peaks Challenge. Usually this is done in aid of fundraising for charities.

The Challenge is loosely defined as ascending and descending all three peaks, and driving or being driven between them, within 24 hours.

Confusion
While researching this page, we noticed that depending on which map used, the spelling of the area changed between Sca fell and Scafell.

Do you know the reason why?

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Your answers
In short you have a choice between Sca Fell, Scafell Pike and Scafell Crag, it depends on what mountain or mountains you are looking at.

Scafell Pike (977m above sea level) at NY215072 is shown as a mountain on both the most recent OS 1:50k and 1:10k maps and the OS 1867 edition

Sca Fell however is shown as indicating an area of fell on OS 1:50k (larger area) and OS 1:10k (smaller area) indicating that it is a general area of fell land which doesn't include Scafell Pike.

However, whilst the OS maps may indicate Sca Fell as an area of fell, Jon and I along with other walkers think of the summit at grid ref NY206064 as Sca Fell (964m asl).

There is also Scafell Crag north of Sca Fell.
Jon and Gareth

My thoughts on the difference between the two spellings is, the red tongue
path is a sca (scar) on the fell hence the name. And well accented cumbrians
say scar as sca.

Nicola in Lincolnshire

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