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Scafell Pike Guided Walk

Join us for this wonderful trek as part of a small group to the highest mountain in England!  Scafell Pike (3205ft/977m) is a mountain on most walkers ‘to do’ list. We climb the peak via Seathwaite, a small hamlet in Borrowdale, which allows us to view peaks, tarns and streams, less crowds and a gradual climb up to the summit. This is a circular walk and we return to Borrowdale via the Corridor Route, (weather, group fitness and experience permitting).

  • Distance: 10.5 miles/17km.
  • Ascent: 3353ft/1022m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Tough!
  • Great For: Experienced walkers or people who are fit and like a challenge.
  • Approx Timings: 0915 – 1700. Confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Seathwaite Farm Car Park, CA12 5XJ.  Confirmation when you book.
  • Location Map >

£49.00

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Description

From Seathwaite, we’ll ascend by the side of Grains Gill and visit the old packhorse bridge known as Stockley Bridge. Our ascent climbs steadily with dramatic views of the north face of Great End ahead. The route to the summit traverses over the slopes of Ill Crag and Broad Crag, which is a rocky and involves some easy scrambling.

Weather permitting, our return follows the delightful Corridor Route, with a chance to summit Lingmell. This route includes traversing around impressive deep gills, rocky knolls and glacial shaped valleys. It is always interesting with views towards Great Gable and the Wasdale Valley. Easy scrambling brings us to Styhead Tarn  – a wonderful spot to rest and reflect on the day, before our final descent to Seathwaite, via Styhead Gill.

Additional information

The Walk

From Seathwaite, we'll ascend by the side of Grains Gill and visit the old packhorse bridge known as Stockley Bridge. Our ascent climbs steadily with dramatic views of the north face of Great End ahead. The route to the summit traverses over the slopes of Ill Crag and Broad Crag, which is a rocky and involves some easy scrambling.

Weather permitting, our return follows the delightful Corridor Route, with a chance to summit Lingmell. This route includes traversing around impressive deep gills, rocky knolls and glacial shaped valleys. It is always interesting with views towards Great Gable and the Wasdale Valley. Easy scrambling brings us to Styhead Tarn  – a wonderful spot to rest and reflect on the day, before our final descent to Seathwaite, via Styhead Gill.

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

We meet at Seathwaite Farm Car Park, CA12 5XJ.  Please see a Google Map showing the location of the car park here.

Final confirmation of timings and meeting place will be made when you book.

 

Coming by Bus or Train
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.

Facilities

There are no facilities at the meeting place.  The town of Keswick has cafés, pubs, shops, accommodation and toilets.  See map here.

Walk Difficulty

This is a Tough Walk.  Here is our walk difficulty guide >

Please note: This walk involves paths that are rough and stony in places with some steep sections of loose stones, and some boulder fields to cross.  It can be wet and boggy in other places.  You therefore need to be confident to walk at a reasonable pace over that type of terrain.  The walk is suitable for people with a good level of fitness, previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District, and confidence on steep ground that could be slippery underfoot. Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative guided walk will be offered in the local area.

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

 

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
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