Scafell Pike

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Scafell Pike
Scafell Pike.JPG
Scafell Pike viewed from Wastwater
Highest point
Elevation978 m (3,209 ft)
Prominence912 m (2,992 ft) 
Ranked 13th in British Isles
ListingMarilyn, Hewitt, Wainwright, County Top, Nuttall, Country high point
Geography
Scafell Pike is located in Lake District
Scafell Pike
Scafell Pike
Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England
Parent rangeLake District, Southern Fells
OS gridNY215072
Topo mapOS Landrangers 89, 90, Explorer OL6

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England. It is 978 metres (3,209 ft) tall. It is located in Lake District National Park, in Cumbria.

It is sometimes confused with the near-by Scafell. The name Pikes of Sca Fell was first used to mean the peaks now known as Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Broad Crag. The contraction Scafell Pike started as an error on an Ordnance Survey map.

The summit was given to the National Trust in 1919 by Lord Leconfield. He did this in memory of the men of the Lake District "who fell for God and King, for freedom, peace and right in the Great War".[1]

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