Saturday, 1 July 2000

Scoat Fell

Scoat Fell from Steeple
Height: 841m (2,759ft)
Prominence: 86m (282ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright
Summit feature: Cairn & wall
Times climbed: 4
Related trip reports:
Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Haycock & Caw Fell - 25/03/2017
The Mosedale Horseshoe - 24/05/2015
A Tour of Ennerdale - 19/04/2015
The Mosedale Horseshoe - 07/04/2012
The summit wall
What Wainwright said:

"Although often climbed from Wasdale as part of the Mosedale Horseshoe, Scoat Fell has no fan club and few devotees, for the long plateau forming the top compares unfavourably with the more shapely summits of other fells even easier access from Wasdale Head. Yet Scoat Fell triumphs over its disabilities, and provides magnificent mountain scenery on all sides".

Scoat Fell is the radial point of several valleys including those that supply water to Mosedale and Wasdale. Despite the various names of the fell, the highest point is located on Little Scoat Fell as opposed the grander sounding Great Scoat Fell.

The summit forms an east west plateau with the high point at the eastern edge. A drystone wall runs directly across the summit on which summit purists have built a small cairn. Just north of this lies a large cairn, marking the summit and the way towards Steeple.

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