Sca Fell is a mountain in the English Lake District
with a summit of 3,162 ft (964 metres) and is the second-highest mountain in England - after the similarly named and oft confused Scafell Pike
. The two are actually separate peaks and are divided by the pass of Mickledore. Sca Fell is also sometimes spelled as Scafell and is historically written as Skaw Fell. The confusion is perfectly excusable as, apart from having a very similar name, the term Sca Fell was once used to refer to the entire Massif from Great End south to Slight Side - including what is now known as Scafell Pike. It is only in recent years that the two were separated by name, with Sca Fell now used solely for the part of the fell south of Mickledore. The main summit of the mountain is marked by a large cairn which rests on a short rocky ridge. Northward of the cairn is a saddle, itself marked with a large cross of stones. A boulder strewn climb from there to Symonds Knott, the north top, rewards one with views straight down to Mickledore. The summit of Sca Fell gives one a fine view of the Western Fells, Bowfell and the Coniston
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