Climb Scafell Pike the Highest Mountain in England
Time & Location
About the Event
ATTENTION! Due to social distancing restrictions, we no longer have space in our minibus, so you must use or rent your own car. A car is needed for this trip to take you to the hiking sites
Climb Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and hike the waterfalls trail in Elterwater
Scafell Pike is the highest and the most prominent mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, and is part of the Southern Fells and the Scafell massif.
Scafell Pike forms part of the inactive Scafells volcano.
We will hike a beautiful circular route, using different trails up and down the mountain to make the most of the incredible views. We will take breaks for food and catch our breath with an excuse to take tons of pictures.
Is Scafell Pike easy to climb?
Scafell Pike is a relatively challenging walk, requiring a steep climb and some scrambling in places.
Is Scafell Pike easier than Snowdon?
Although Scafell Pike is the smallest of the three peaks, it is often considered to be the most difficult walk. Snowdon is considered to be the easiest, and Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike are more challenging.
Is Scafell Pike dangerous?
Although there’s a scree slope near the summit of Scafell Pike, the route doesn’t involve any tricky or dangerous places.
Can a novice climb Scafell Pike?
Scafell Pike is not a suitable walk for complete beginners, but it is manageable if you have a moderate level of fitness.
What should I wear to climb Scafell Pike?
The most important item of clothing for any walk is hiking boots. It’s critical to have good quality, sturdy footwear that provides good ankle support. It’s also important to bring waterproof clothing and plenty of layers.
If coming in our minibus:
Meet at 6 pm outside Kings Cross Station
Drive 4 hours plus 2 service station stops to our first accommodation
We will break the long drive by staying the first night in Preston
Have dinner at a service station stop (or bring something yummy from home)
Check-in our hotel in Preston
If driving yourself:
We will give you the address of your hotel closer to the date.
Leave the hotel at 8 am
Drive 2 hours to Scafell Pike
Hike Scafell Pike (around 6 hours with breaks)
Length: 12 km / 8 miles
Surface: Very Rough
Total Ascent: 804 meter
After hike: Dinner and check into our second accommodation
Leave hotel at 9 am
We will hike Elterwater Cathedral Quarry circular trail.
The small village of Elterwater at the head of the Great Langdale valley is the start of this fabulous walk. Elterwater itself is rather picturesque with fantastic views of the Langdale Pikes. We then visit two waterfalls: Skelwith Force and Colwith Force and other beautiful Lake District features.
Highlights of the day
Moderate lowland walk, with beautiful alpine-like views
A pretty bridge
Length - 11 km / 7 miles
Total ascent – 300 metres
Total time - 4 to 5 hours of a slow amble
Drive back to London
£225 per person - single hotel room
£179 per person - shared room
£58 BUS TICKETS
Refundable up to 30 days before the event starts.
You may resell your place for a person of the same gender.
Contact us before reselling your place.
2 nights accommodations
Full guided hikes
Bring your own car or hire and share.
Optionally join our minibus for £58. Just add the bus ticket on the checkout page.
This includes travel from Kings Cross London and full travel in the Lake District.
DEPARTURE TIMES AND MEETING POINT FOR MINIBUS
Departure and meeting point
Friday 6 pm
Bus Stand across from Premier Inn – Kings Cross
26-30 York Way,
London N1 9AA
2 service stops
4 hours (not including traffic)
Around 10 pm
1st night in single or share twin rooms - Holiday Inn Preston
2nd night in single or twin rooms - Summergrove Hall, Whitehaven
2nd night in hostel room - YHA Eskdale
Please bring no more than a backpack and a small suitcase.
Meals are not included in the paid fees.
We will have breakfasts at our hotels
We will buy packed lunches from a local supermarket on the way to Scafell Pike.
On a service station
WHAT TO BRING
· Photo ID for check-in
Must have or you will not be allowed to hike:
- Hiking shoes
- Backpack (you will thank yourself if you bring one with a waist belt)
- Hiking or gym clothes
- Waterproof jacket
- Refillable Water Bottle
You will be turned away from the hike if:
- wearing denim trousers or sweatpants
- wearing wool
- not enough water (at least 1.5 litres)
- no packed lunch
- no backpack
- the wrong type of shoes, check our blog to see what kind of shoes you should be wearing
- Waterproof over-trousers
- Hiking poles
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages and emails, including spam box, sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip. On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trips, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions. We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be made if only part of the trip was skipped, but we will give a discount on future events.
3 - This is a mountain hike. You must ensure you are fit and have adequate insurance to cover you in case of an accident. The guide or anyone else involved in organising this trip does not accept responsibilities for injuries, loss or death during this trip.
For your safety and everyone's enjoyment, if you cannot keep up with our pace within the first hour we will ask you to turn back and wait for us by the lovely lakeside.
4 - Refunds due to illness or any other unforeseen events are not possible, but good travel insurance should cover you in such cases.
5- A full refund or credit will be offered if we cancel the trip at any time for any reason.
- Sold OutShared room£179+£4.48 Service fee£179+£4.48 Service fee0£0
- Single room£225+£5.63 Service fee£225+£5.63 Service fee0£0
- Sold OutMinibus travel£58+£1.45 Service fee£58+£1.45 Service fee0£0