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 to check availability.

Route Options


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!


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.


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!

Scafell Pike by starlight

Scafell Pike by night
Difficulty level: Hard

Take the challenge of climbing to 978m, the highest point of England, with the illumination of the stars to guide you. The sense of achievement of reaching the summit of Scafell Pike during the night is amazing, and the reward is watching a spectacular light show as the sun creeps above the horizon to reveal England’s highest mountains.

The route up Scafell Pike is steeped in mountaineering history, from the first known ascent by a woman, Dorothy Wordsworth, 200 years ago, to fell runners like local legend Joss Naylor pushing the boundaries of race times in more recent years. Following in these footsteps with a blanket of stars stretching in all ways above you makes for an unforgettable experience!


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 People Price
Price for 1 person
(private guided)
Price for 2 people
(private guided)
Price for 3 People
(private guided)
Price for 4 People
(private guided)
Price for 5 People
(private guided)
Price for 6-19 People
(private guided)
Price for 20+ People
(private guided)


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

Kit List

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

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

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 to discuss what we can do for you.


Children under 18 and older than 7 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

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