A Few Facts About Scoat Fell
Location - Scoat Fell is a fell in the western part of the Lake District. It stands at the head of the Mosedale Horseshoe with its back to Ennerdale. Paths lead to Scoat Fell from Ennerdale over Steeple, from Wasdale over Red Pike, and along the ridge from Pillar.
Ascents - From Ennerdale many walkers will ascend indirectly via Steeple. Wasdale Head can be used as a base first walking up Mosedale and then climbing up to the ridge via Black Comb. Finally Nether Beck Bridge on the shore of Wastwater provides access via Scoat Tarn onto the southern flanks. From the upper recesses of Nether Beck the walker can aim for either of the cols which connect the objective to Red Pike or Haycock. Perhaps the greatest number of visitors will cross the top as part of the Mosedale Horseshoe, also climbing Red Pike and Pillar.
Summit - The top is a long plateau running broadly east to west. Along it runs the stone wall of the Ennerdale fence crossing the summit exactly. A small cairn on top of the wall marks the summit. A larger cairn lies just to the north pointing the way to Steeple. The whole area is stony with fine views into the northern coves. Ordnance Survey maps label the summit as Little Scoat Fell and a small hillock at the western end of the plateau as Great Scoat Fell. These names are based on area rather than height Great Scoat Fell being 130 feet lower. Pillar reduces the field of view without showing its better side but almost the full horseshoe of the Western Fells can be seen.