Having the correct Scafell Pike maps and guidebooks is essential for navigating a safe and successful visit. Find everything you need on this page.

Ordnance Survey maps for Scafell Pike

OS Explorer Maps (1:25,000 – greater detail)

The Explorer maps are a “must-have” when visiting Scafell Pike.

The two maps you need with you for your visit are the OL6 - The English Lakes: South Western Area  and OL4 - The English Lakes - North Western area  – both can be purchased from Amazon.

Must have

OS Explorer Map: OL6 The English Lakes – South Western area from Ordnance survey

The OS Explorer OL6 map is essential for anyone planning a weekend hike or short break in the Lake District National Park. This detailed folded map covers the southern half of The Lake District, from Barrow-in-Furness to Kendal and Windermere, plus the Cumbria Coastal Way, Cistercian Way and Cumbria Way. The Explorer series combines the accuracy of Ordnance Survey mapping with easy-to-read shaded contours and clear symbols. It also includes tourist information on places to visit, stay, and eat.

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Correct as of 2024-07-20 at 06:31.
Must have

OS Explorer Map: OL4 The English Lakes – North Western area from Ordnance Survey

This map covers the north-western area of the Lake District National Park at 1:25,000 (4cm to 1km – 2.5 inches to 1 mile) scale. The map covers Keswick, Cockermouth, Wigton and Derwent Water in detail including all footpaths, public rights of way and access land.

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Correct as of 2024-07-20 at 01:22.
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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 - Penrith and Keswick . The area surrounding Scafell Pike will appear in grid reference NY215072.

Recommended

OS Landranger Map: 89 West Cumbria from Ordnance Survey

The OS Landranger 89 is a must-have map to explore the stunning western part of the Lake District National Park and Cockermouth, the birthplace of the famous Wordsworths. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Wast Water, England’s deepest lake, and climb Scafell Pike or Skiddaw for sublime views. Hike, walk, cycle and explore the famous lakes of Buttermere, Windermere, Bassenthwaite, and Derwentwater on foot or by boat for sweeping vistas and tranquil waters reflecting encircling fells.

  • 1:50,000 scale
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OS Landranger Map 90: Penrith & Keswick Map from Ordnance Survey

The OS Landranger 90 is a detailed map for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with comprehensive coverage of the Lake District National Park. Being part of the OS Landranger series, there is less detail but the maps cover wider areas and are ideal to plan cycling routes and trips. Includes roads, towns and place of interest. It is recommended that when climbing Scafell Pike, you use the OS Landranger 90 map in conjunction with OS Explorer maps as these provide closer detail.

  • 1:50,000 scale
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Superwalker XT Maps

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Lake District West XT25 (Superwalker) by Harvey Map Services

The Lake District West XT25 (Superwalker) map provides detailed information for hillwalkers of the challenging western fells of the Lake District National Park, including Scafell and the Langdale Pikes, and fells west of the Kendal-Keswick road. It also covers Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes, Ennerdale, Wast Water and Coniston Water, and 74 Wainwrights. This map is highly recommended and perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities in the Lake District.

  • 1:25,000 scale
  • Tearproof, durable & 100% waterproof
  • Includes rights of way
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Scafell Pike guidebooks & other useful resources

Wainwright’s Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Book 4: The Southern Fells

4.7/5 from 80 Reviews

Embark on a journey through the enchanting landscapes of the Southern Fells with ‘Wainwright’s Illustrated Walking Guide to the Lake District Book 4’. Explore the captivating beauty and uncover hidden trails in this breathtaking region of the Lake District.

£12.09 Buy on Amazon
Correct as of 2024-07-19 at 21:43.

Walking the Lake District Fells – Borrowdale: Scafell Pike, Catbells, Great Gable and the Derwentwater fells

Walking the Lake District Fells is a must-have guide for anyone planning to explore the beautiful and rugged landscape of the Lake District in the United Kingdom. Written by experienced fellwalker Mark Richards, this book offers detailed descriptions and maps of some of the area’s most popular and scenic walks – including Scafell Pike.

£12.15 Buy on Amazon
Correct as of 2024-07-20 at 06:01.

The Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks

The Lake District: High Level and Fell Walks by Vivienne Crow is the ultimate guide for hikers seeking adventure in the stunning Lake District. This book features 30 exciting fell walks, including the iconic Scafell Pike, ensuring various challenging and rewarding experiences for all levels of ability.

£9.63 Buy on Amazon
Correct as of 2024-07-20 at 06:01.

Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike – A Year in the Life of England’s Highest Peak (DVD)

4.6/5 from 68 Reviews

Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike is a two-hour documentary by Terry Abraham that showcases the beauty and significance of Scafell Pike in the Lake District. This acclaimed film tells the tale of this iconic mountain through the perspectives of farmers, recreational climbers, and conservationists.

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