Mountains over 3000 feet in Cumbria

The 3000s or 3000 footers in the Lake District, which is also referred to as Lakeland or The Lakes, are four mountains over 3000 feet in height. However, some visitors count Scafell Pike and Scafell as one, this is incorrect as they have separate summits and, in fact, Sca Fell is around fifty feet lower than Scafell Pike.

The Lake District is not only well known for it’s lakes and mountains as well as it’s association with William Wordsworth and the Lake Poets, but it is also a very popular holiday destination.

The Lake District, which was designated as a National Park in 1951, is approximately thirty four miles across (approximately 885 square miles in total) and it’s features are a result of periods of glaciation, which resulted in U shaped valleys which are now filled with the lakes that give the park it’s name.

In order of height, the four mountains are:

Scafell Pike at 3210 feet; Scafell at 3162 feet; Helvellyn at 3118 feet; Skiddaw at 3054 feet.


When climbing any mountain it is important to remember to be well prepared with suitable footwear, extra clothing for warmth and good rainwear. Also, if you are attempting the climb on your own, let somebody know what route you intend on taking and how long you think it might take you.

Mountain Passes

Mountain Passes

Other Mountains & Fells

Langdale Pikes | Catbells | Claife Heights | Fairfield | Great Gable | Green Gable | Hart Crag | Coniston Old Man | Dove Crag | Striding Edge | Blencathra | Brant Fell | Wansfell | Grasmoor | Pillar | Haystacks | High Stile | Dent Fell | Loughrigg Fell | High Crag | Red Pike | Seathwaite Fell | Lingmoor Fell | Wetherlam | Kirk Fell | Ullock Pike | Fleetwith Pike | Steeple | Brandreth | High Pike | High Pike in Caldbeck | Great Rigg | Heron Pike | Nab Scar | St Sunday Crag | Nethermost Pike | Great End | Red Screes | Helm Crag | Bowfell | Black Combe

Mountain Rescue

Lake District Mountain Rescue

Tourist Stats

Tourist Statistics

Main Tourist Towns

Windermere Bowness on Windermere Ambleside Coniston Hawkshead Keswick

All Towns & Villages

Towns and Villages

Lake District Categories

Northern Lake District Southern Lake District Western Lake District Eastern Lake District

Lake District Lakes and Waters

Lake Windermere Coniston Water Derwent Water Ullswater