Climb Scafell Pike

Guided Walk to the Summit of England’s Highest Mountain

Be rewarded with the most spectacular mountain panoramas in the country

Climbing Scafell Pike

The Challenge

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, standing at an impressive 978m above sea level. Reaching its rocky summit and seeing the magical panorama of the beautiful Lakeland Fells unfold before you in all directions is an incredible feeling, whatever your level of expertise. Its rocky summit and the barren landscape around is wonderfully remote, and the feeling of being somewhere really special is unmistakable.

From your lofty position, Wastwater, the deepest lake in England, will be laid out in all its glory to the west, safe within the rugged protection of te glaciated valley surrounding it. To the north, you’ll be able to see some of the other giants of England as you look across to Broad Crag, Ill Crag and beyond to the formidable looking Kirk Fell. An exceptional reward for your hard work!

There are a number of different options available to climb Scafell Pike, whether you want to climb your first mountain or whether you’re a bit more experienced and want a longer or more technical challenge.

Note: The options outlined below are not exhaustive. If you would prefer an alternative route, please let us know and we will arrange a bespoke package that will perfectly suit your needs.
 

Lake District

Climbing Scafell for Charity?

Many people walk up Scafell to raise money for charity. If this is your plan, we’ll be with you all the way! Most charities have sponsorship packs that will help support you – including offering a sponsorship form to track fundraising. If you don’t receive this, Lost Earth Adventures can send you one of our generic forms. For more details, including fundraising tips, visit our charity challenges page.

Along with providing highly qualified and professional Mountain Leaders we can provide a support vehicle, hot drinks, food, certificates and photographs. We can also arrange a big party to celebrate the achievements and money made with a buffet and certificate presentations in the evening, gifts for the biggest fund raiser, fastest walker etc.

Please note that we can be very busy in the summer months and we recommend booking at least 2 weeks’ notice when booking. To book, phone us on 01904 500094 or email info@lostearthadventures.co.uk to check availability.

Route Options

Wasdale

Wastwater

Difficulty level: Fair / moderate

This is the shortest route up to the summit of Scafell Pike. It heads straight up from the northern edge of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, along the well-developed rocky trail all the way up to the top. Views down to the sparkling waters of Wastwater and the dramatic crags dominating the skyline behind are enough of an excuse to stop and catch your breath!

Borrowdale

Watkin Path Gladstone Rock

Difficulty level: Moderate

Starting at the little hamlet of Seathwaite, nestled in the Borrowdale Valley, this route includes some more challenging terrain than the Wasdale route. A real highlight of the day is traversing along the great bouldery flanks of Great End and Broad Crag on the famous Corridor Route.

This route even has a spa (of sorts) on the descent, as the rock pools of Styhead Gill offer a fantastic natural ice-bath for those brave enough to dip their toes! The classic Lakeland views are spectacular throughout the day.

Langdale

Langdale

Difficulty level: moderate / hard

The route from Langdale is longer than the other options, but the ascent is much more gentle. The views are simply incredible, and the paths can be quieter than the alternatives. This alone gives the route a sense of calm, making it a wonderful way to approach the summit.

Some difficult terrain will still be crossed, and the boulder field we cross to reach the summit requires care.

The route takes you out of the Langdale Valley and up to Esk Hause, the mountain pass that forms the epicentre of the central Lakeland Fells, and then continues as the route from Borrowdale. For those looking for an even longer day, other peaks can be included in this route to make it an incredibly challenging day out!

Prices

All our Scafell Pike hikes are run as privately guided walks for you and your group. Prices are per person and listed below.

Number of PeoplePrice
Per
Person
Price for 1 person
(private guided)
£259
Price for 2 people
(private guided)
£129
Price for 3 People
(private guided)
£89
Price for 4 People
(private guided)
£69
Price for 5 People
(private guided)
£49
Price for 6-19 People
(private guided)
£45
Price for 20+ People
(private guided)
£39

Includes:

  • Qualified and insured mountain leader with mountain first aid certification
  • Insurance
  • Professional event organisation

For large groups we can supply waterproofs, hot chocolate, packed lunches, support vehicles and pretty much everything else so that you can simply turn up and enjoy the event. All of these things must be pre-arranged with us at least 2 weeks prior to the challenge.

How to Book

Booking your place is easy! To get the ball rolling, all we need from you is an email to confirm the dates and activities as well as an initial £100 deposit to reserve your spot, then you’re on your way. The total participant numbers and the final balance isn’t due until 30 days before the activity takes place. To pay the deposit; either give us a call on 01904 500094 or click ‘Pay Now’ below after reading our Terms and Conditions..

For your safety and security credit/debit card payments are processed through Paypal. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to pay via credit or debit card.

If you do not have a PayPal account, simply click on the Pay Now button below and get directed to the secure PayPal site, ignoring the option to log into PayPal. Look to the bottom of the page where you can click to use a credit/debit card.

Pay your £100 deposit to secure your exciting adventure





Additionally, you can buy an adventure as a gift certificate for a friend or relative to be redeemed whenever they like. You need to give at least 2 weeks notice when using a gift voucher and be aware that we can be quite busy in the summer months.

Pay by Other Methods

Other payment options are to: send us a cheque, bankers draft or postal order made payable to Lost Earth Adventures Ltd.

Or you can pay by BACS payment to: Lost Earth Adventures LTD, Barclays bank, account number 63070883, sort code 209956 Please state your full name with the BACS reference. You can also pay at any UK branch of Barclays giving these details or come and visit us to pay cash.

Call us on 01904 500094 or email us at info@lostearthadventures.co.uk to discuss what we can do for you.

Information

Mountains Lake District

Children under 18 and older than 5 are most welcome on our activities but please let us know when booking how many and what ages they are. We have no upper age limit, as long as you have the determination and a sense of adventure!

If you wish to complete this challenge successfully we definitely recommend that you are reasonably fit and that you are able to carry a light daypack with you for the duration of the hike.

To view the terms and conditions of booking a course in the UK please click here.

At Lost Earth Adventures we are aware of the concerns for the health and safety of your group.

  • We have an Adventurous Activities Association License (AALA License)
  • We have detailed risk assessments for every activity we run
  • Lost Earth Adventures has full public and product liability insurance
  • All staff working with children have undergone DBS (formally CRB) checks
  • We have a child protection policy
  • We have fully qualified instructors

All of these documents are available on request. To read more about our AALA License and our safety policies click here

Kit List

To see a full and comprehensive list of clothing and equipment you’ll need for walking up Scafell please see our Kit List page.

Transport

These prices do not include transport to the venue. If your group requires transport please contact us for more information. We can arrange transport of all sizes to and from anywhere in the country.

Cumbria Mountains

Accomodation

There is a huge range of accommodation options for all routes up Scafell, and to match all budgets. We would recommend the YHAs in Wasdale and Borrowdale. Both hostels private and shared rooms, the perfect hearty breakfasts for a big day out on the hills, and licensed bars serving celebratory beers. Coupled with spectacular mountain views from the door, these are fantastic options that won’t break the bank.

For a start in Great Langdale, the National Trust campsite is great for getting back to basics, but whilst still having excellent facilities. For a bit of real luxury, stay in one of their heated, lit wooden pods! For those who prefer their home comforts, the Old dungeon Ghyll is also located at the beginning of the trail, serves amazing recovery meals, and has a fabulous range of cask ales.

Hiking Trip

Further Inspiration

National 3 Peaks

Have you ever dreamed of climbing the UK’s highest peaks? Then read more about the National 3 Peaks Challenge!

 

Climb Scafell Weekend

Spend the weekend in The Lake District National Park. We’ll provide you with 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast included at a hostel in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Arrive the night before you attempt to complete the Climb Scafell Pike Challenge, and relax knowing that you won’t have far to go after the challenge is done. You also have a qualified Mountain Leader guiding you all the way.

Price: £239 per person, minimum 8 participants. Contact us to discuss with one of our team members.

What Our Guests Say

Happy Clients

“Lost Earth Adventures lead a group of enthusiastic people on the fantastic but grueling Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge I had organised to raise money and awareness for cancer charities. We could not have had a better group of mountain leaders with us. Richard and Sarah, the founders of the company have excelled themselves in bringing the best group of people to lead and look after you, you want that personal touch? – look no further!”

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Photos

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