Time & Location
17 Jun 2022, 07:00 – 19 Jun 2022, 20:00
Eskdale, Eskdale, Holmrook CA19 1TX, UK
About the Event
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Distance 15.7km (9¾ miles)
Total ascent 1167m
Time 10 hours
If you have hiked Scafell Pike before, be ready to meet it and its sisters, Pen and Sca Fell on a hike that will take you a staggering 1176 metres of total ascent with some really fun, or scary, scrambles.
This hike will push you, while we take our time to enjoy a moderate pace and make stops to enjoy the views
Not only is this walk off the beaten track, but it is also one of the finest routes in the whole Lake District, and it offers everything you could desire from a full day on the fells.
The walk alongside the River Esk into Upper Eskdale is absolutely beautiful, the view of the Scafells is jaw-dropping as you climb from the valley, Great Moss is stunning simply because of the silence and escape from everyday life... and when climbing to Scafell Pike via the subsidiary summit of Pen, it feels as though you’re blazing a trail and that no other mortal could possibly have climbed this way.
Sca Fell is then reached via Lord’s Rake – a famed scramble – with a long but gentle descent back to Eskdale via Slight Side to round off a magnificent day on the Lake District fells. Apart from on the main summit, we are unlikely to see anyone on this fine route.
8 am - Catch a train to Oxenholme to arrive before midday
Our minibus will pick you up from the station to a lovely hike that will not tire you out too much.
5 pm - Check into our apartment and relax
Cook dinner together and have a lovely time in our own games room or chat the night away
10 pm - Bedtime unless you are a rebel
8 am - Breakfast at the hotel
Prepare your own packed lunch and packed early dinner
9 am - Leave the house for our hike to Scafell Pike and its sisters
Midday - Check pulse to make sure you are still alive - call mum and winge
9 pm - Drag your lifeless body to the minibus
9:15 pm - Get in the house, remove your filthy, torn up rags and wash your stinky armpits
10 pm - Dinner and bed
9 am - Breakfast
10 am - Check out
10:30 - Go for another gentle stroll in a lovely place yet to be decided, to wake up your muscles before the long drive home
1 pm - Drive to London
Indoor camping - £197 (bring a sleeping mat and sleeping bag, or borrow one of our sleeping bags)
Shared room - £259 per person/ per bed
Single room - £317
BUS TICKET - £58
INCLUDED IN FEE
- Guided hikes with a professional mountain leader
- Extra guide for safety
- Small group
- A lovely house all for ourselves with two living rooms and a games room
- Two packed lunches (self-service)
- One packed early dinner (self-service)
- Two dinners
- Hot drinks
- Some soft drinks for dinners
- Extra snacks
- Extra drinks for socialising
- Travel from London to the Lake District - see below about travel
- Anything else not included above
Please take a morning train on Friday to arrive at Oxenholme - Lake District before midday, as we will be in the Lake District getting a few things ready for your arrival.
Add the BUS TICKET at checkout if you want full travel from then on by private minibus, including a return trip to London.
Optionally, drive your own car during the whole trip.
We will stay at the Fabulous Irton Halls.
Once visited by Oliver Cromwell and Henry VI, parts of Irton Hall date back to the 14th century. It retains traditional timber framing and other charming features, but offers modern amenities like free Wi-Fi.
Irton Hall has an on-site bar, lounge and restaurant offering locally sourced produce and local ales and a range of beverages. Hearty full English breakfasts are served in the lounge bar, with a selection of lighter continental options also available.
The hall is set at the foothills of the western fells of the Lake District, between Wasdale and Eskdale.
We have selected a house that creates a totally unique holiday venue on four floors, featuring spacious beamed rooms, sandstone walls and an original stone spiral staircase from top to bottom of the tower. The third-floor three beds bedroom and en-suite are accessed via this spiral staircase; the other floors have additional standard staircase access, whilst the first-floor living room has a leisure area with a pool table.
Because of the length of this hike, we must keep a steady pace. We will not walk fast, but if you are struggling and cannot keep up with the group, a second guide will take you on another lovely hike that you can safely handle and finish before sunset.
This is a mountain hike and by signing up you agree that you understand that it is expected there to be a risk of life-changing injuries or death.
You also agree:
- to bring adequated equipment fit for a mountain hike e.g. hiking boots instead of trainers. If not your guide may refuse your ascent to the mountain and no refunds will be made.
- to follow the guidance of your guide and not refuse the advice given, including the request to turn back if you are struggling after a short time in the hike. This is not only for your safety but for the safety and enjoyment of the rest of the group.
- Ticket type
Scafell June - Single room
Single room Travel not includedPrice£317.00
+£7.93 service fee+£7.93 service fee
- Ticket type
Scafell June - shared room
Shared room Price per person/ per bed Travel not includedPrice£259.00
+£6.48 service fee+£6.48 service fee