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Scafell Pike
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Scafell Pike viewed from Wastwater
Highest point
Elevation 978 m (3,209 ft)
Prominence 912 m (2,992 ft) 
Ranked 13th in British Isles
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, Wainwright, County Top, Nuttall, Country high point
Parent range Lake District, Southern Fells
OS grid NY215072
Topo map OS 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".

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