Guided walks up Scafell Pike
At 978m (3208 ft) above seal level, Scafell Pike in the Lake District
is the highest mountain in England, and therefore must be done at least once! It can be tackled from many different angles all of varying difficulty and length, and we can recommend the best quieter options away from the crowds to make your day extra special.
- Wasdale: Going from Wasdale in the western Lake District provides the shortest and easiest round route up the mountain, at around 7 miles. However, this means it is the most popular and hence busiest option.
- Eskdale: Starting in Eskdale offers one of the longest round routes up Scafell Pike; around 15 miles in length. It has the advantage of being a lot quieter than most other routes and provides some of the most scenic and secluded walking in the Lakes, including some impressive waterfalls along the way.
- Borrowdale: Walks from this starting point (like one option from Wasdale) can take in Styhead Tarn and the Corridor Route. The Corridor Route is arguably one of the best ways up the mountain, and can be quite narrow and exposed in places, with a little scrambling. However there are also some simpler options from this valley if exposure is not your cup of tea!
- Langdale: A nice 10 mile round route can be taken from this valley, it also lends itself to longer walks if you fancy taking in a few more peaks such as Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell.
Gear you'll need
We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make a booking, but you can take a look here
for general requirements.
These are our standard prices for Scafell Pike:
We'll discuss other practicalities, such as meeting times and places, with you when you make a booking.