Saturday, 1 July 2000

Great Sca Fell

Little Sca Fell and Great Sca Fell
Height: 651m (2,136ft)
Prominence: 13m (43ft)
Region: Northern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
The summit cairn on Great Sca Fell
What Wainwright said:

"The Uldale Fells rise in three ridges between west and north to merge in one common meeting ground at the place of greatest altitude, this focal point being a smooth double-headed uplift of grassy fell known to cartographers as Great and Little Sca Fell".

Great Sca Fell is a fell in the English Lake District, it stands seven kilometres southwest of the village of Caldbeck and is the highest of the four Uldale Fells. The Uldale fells are a smooth and grassy sheep pasture which rise in three ridges from the low land to the north and culminate at the summit of Great Sca Fell.

The fell has twin summits, Great and Little Sca Fell, with Little Sca Fell, which reaches an elevation of 635m, lying 400 metres north of the main summit across a low col, it has a more substantial cairn and a strange depression which has been augmented by a low wall to make a wind shelter.

The summit of Great Sca Fell itself is a broad flat plateau on which the highest point could be located almost at any point within a 15 metre radius. The highlight of the view from the top of the fell is northwards to the Solway plain and beyond to the Scottish Borders.

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