The Lake District contains some of the most beautiful scenery in England. It has hundreds of fells which create a vast terrain of rugged mountains. For centuries the landscape here has provided inspiration to poets such as William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge and of course the famous Alfred Wainwright who explored and captured the area so others could follow in his footsteps.
Scafell Pike, with its rock towers and vast summit plateau, should be on everyone's tick list. But not because it lays claim to the highest piece of earth in the Lake District (and England), more because of its rugged untamed beauty. A huge block of a mountain, formed by glacial processes, to produce peak, plateau, and precipice - an amazing piece of natural engineering.
Our preferred route begins and finishes at Wasdale Head. We pass deep gills, flowing streams, and stunning mountain scenery.
Upon entering Wasdale valley, you will immediately feel the mountain atmosphere surround you. This valley and the scene it creates, is sure to form a lasting memory. Enough storytelling, come and experience it for yourself.
- Guiding by qualified mountain leaders
- Distance - 6.5 miles / 10km.
- Height Gain - 2785ft / 850 metres.
- Highest Summit - Scafell Pike 3210ft / 977 metres.
- We run this trip between May and October, however if you want to experience this during winter - just ask!
- Many years experience in The Lake District area.
- You need a reasonable level of fitness
We normally run this trip over a weekend, arriving Friday, walking Saturday and leaving on Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time then please contact us.
A typical itinerary looks like this:
|Friday||Travel to your accommodation|
|Saturday||Morning briefing at 8.45am. Transfer to the start of our walk at around 9.45am. Climb Scafell Pike following our chosen route. Return to accommodation for an evening meal, celebratory drinks and de-briefing.|
|Sunday||Depart after breakfast.|
Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members' fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary.
To do this trip you need to have a certain level of fitness. No previous mountaineering experience is required for this trip, however, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy your day.
We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, an example of one will be sent to you when you have confirmed your booking.
Although the fitness plan we will send to you has been devised by a fitness professional, this is only provided as a guide and you should seek professional advice before starting your own fitness regime.
Dates - 2013
Weather conditions permit us to run this course anytime from May to October.
This trip is available for individuals and groups.
2013 dates so far:
|9-11 August||Call for availability||Book now|
|16-18August||Call for availability||Book now|
|24-26 August||Call for availability||Book now|
|6-8 September||Call for availability||Book now|
|13-15 September||Call for availability||Book now|
|20-22 September||Call for availability||Book now|
|27-29 September||Call for availability||Book now|
|4-6 October||Call for availability||Book now|
|11-13 October||Call for availability||Book now|
|18-20 October||Call for availability||Book now|
|25-27 October||Call for availability||Book now|
|1-3 November||Call for availability||Book now|
|8-10 November||Call for availability||Book now|
|15-17 November||Call for availability||Book now|
|22-24 November||Call for availability||Book now|
If the date you want is fully booked or not listed please contact us - we may still be able to help!
For 1 - 3 people booking on a trip we will advertise the trip here and upon meeting minimum numbers confirm the trip.
For 4 - 5 people on a trip we will advertise the trip here as a confirmed trip and reserve the right to add additional people on to it.
For 6+ people on a trip we will run an exclusive trip.
All requested dates are unconfirmed until minimum numbers have been booked.
Dates - 2014
|2-4 May||Good availability||Book now|
|16-18 May||Good availability||Book now|
|6-8 June||Good availability||Book now|
|20-22 June||Good availability||Book now|
|4-6 July||Good availability||Book now|
|18-20 July||Good availability||Book now|
|1-3 August||Good availability||Book now|
|15-17 August||Good availability||Book now|
|Good availability||Book now|
|19-21 September||Good availability||Book now|
|3-5 October||Good availability||Book now|
|17-19 October||Good availability||Book now|
Price & Inclusions
- Professional event organisation
- Qualified mountain leaders
- Pre walk briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need
- Two nights twin room accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement
- Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
2013 - £249pp
Walk only price £99pp