Choosing the correct Scafell Pike map to plan your ascent is important to ensure you have a safe, yet thoroughly enjoyable visit.

There is often a debate about which Scafell Pike map you should take with you when you visit. To make the difference clear, Explorer maps have a scale of 1:25,000, while Landranger maps have a scale of 1:50,000 (about 1¼ inches to the mile) and unfold to 1000 mm x 890 mm.

OS Explorer Maps (1:25,000 – Greater Detail)

The Explorer map you need when visiting Scafell Pike is the The English Lakes: South Western Area – OL6 (OS Explorer Map Series) as well as The Lake District OS Explorer Map: OL4 The English Lakes – North Western area – both can be purchased from Amazon

OS Explorer OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area (OS Explorer Map)
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OS Explorer OL6 The English Lakes - South Western area (OS Explorer Map)
  • 1:25000 Scale
  • ISBN: 9780319242452
  • Pub. Date: 01/05/2015

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OS Landranger Maps (1:50,000 – Broader Overview)

If you still want to purchase a Landranger map (perhaps to give you a broader overview of the area) you would need the OS Landranger 90 – entitled “Penrith and Keswick” from Amazon. The area surrounding Scafell Pike will appear in grid reference NY215072.

OS Landranger Map 90 Penrith & Keswick
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OS Landranger Map 90 Penrith & Keswick
  • Area covered - Penrith & Keswick
  • 1:50 000 scale / 2 cm to 1 km, 1¼ inches to 1 mile
  • Picnic areas and viewpoints

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