Cost: £35.00

  • ROUTE – Out and back
  • DISTANCE – 6 miles
  • TIME – 5-6 hours
  • ASCENT – 900m
  • GUIDED – Walk with experienced Mountain Leaders
  • DIFFICULTY – Moderate (Steep, but short in comparison to other large peaks)

“If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.”
Richard Branson

Being the highest mountain in England, the summit of Scafell Pike (978m) in the Lake District should perhaps have a sign saying ‘Welcome to England’s rooftop’.

The challenge of climbing England’s highest peak creates an irresistible lure, drawing people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe.

No route up Scafell Pike is easy, but the climb from Wasdale is the most direct and the shortest. Although that does mean you’re walking uphill from your first step, right up to the top!

For those who undertake the climb and reach the summit, the sense of achievement is well deserved, and the effort is rewarded with magnificent views encompassing all four nations of The British Isles.

In fact, the great man himself Alfred Wainwright reached a similar conclusion when he too looked out from the top of Scafell Pike and wondered why people were drawn to climbing mountains, saying:

“maybe they need to get out of their narrow groove and climb above it to see wider horizons and truer perspectives.”

The remote and scenic valley of Wasdale lies immediately to the west of Scafell Pike. At the heart of the Wasdale Valley lies Wast Water, England’s deepest lake at 258 feet deep.

To the north of Scafell Pike, the Borrowdale Valley runs from the market town of Keswick along the shores of Derwentwater, one of the prettiest of all the lakes, toward the small farming community of Seathwaite.

Summiting Scafell Pike from Wasdale is no walk in the park. It’s a challenging hike, but short in length, in comparison to other routes.

However show the mountain respect and it will reward you with one of those walks that will be high ‘up there’ in the memory bank!

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
Beverly Sills

What’s Included

  • Support from booking through to completion of the challenge
  • Multiple date options from April to September
  • Training guides and kit lists
  • A fully qualified, experienced and first aid trained Mountain Leader on the day


We can cater for your specific dates and needs, if our open events are not suitable.
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