Climb England's highest mountain in the company of a qualified guide and a friendly group...
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty Level3 Three
The highest mountain in England lies in the heart of the Lake District. Mountains surround it on all sides, and the great lakes radiate out. The sea lies in a sweeping arc on three sides, and on a clear day you can see the Isle of Man, North Wales, and Scotland.
Our walk up Scafell Pike starts from the dramatic valley of Wasdale, next to Wastwater, England’s deepest lake. Throughout the journey you’ll see the remains of ancient volcanoes, the mountain plants and animals that call these peaks home, and the mountain culture of this famous corner of the land.
The day walk is fully guided, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying the journey rather than worrying about navigation and dealing with any incidents. The guide for your small group will be able to look after you, provide you with an insight into the landscape and the special story of Scafell Pike, and most importantly get you to the top! All our guides are fully qualified Mountain Leaders and are first aid trained.
In a nutshell:
- Summit the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike
- Enjoy a fully guided day out, so you can concentrate on enjoying the scenery
- Explore Wasdale at your own leisure after the climb, or head for a pint at the Wasdale Head Inn.
- Learn about this special corner of the Lake District with a friendly group.
We’ll meet in the National Trust car park in Wasdale beside the ticket machines at 09:00am for a 09:15am start, where you’ll meet the group and your guide.
Scafell Pike is 978m (3209 feet) high, and the walk starts from near sea level, so there’s nearly 1000m of ascent and descent on the route. The distance is approximately 6 miles (10 km) and the return trip takes between 5 and 6 hours. We’ll allow for plenty of breaks to eat and drink and admire the scenery, and of course to get those all-important summit photos.
We aim to be back in the car park between 4pm and 5pm.
- Support and back-up from the Large Outdoors team, from booking through to challenge.
- The large selection of open guided Scafell Pike Day Walks, allowing you to choose a date that suits you.
- Full access to our training guides, blogs, kit lists and discounts at a variety of nationwide outdoor stores.
On the day:
- A qualified mountain leader to guide you every step of the way.
- Our guides are all first aid trained
- They are there to ensure you get the most of the day, from pointing out flora and fauna to offering you moral support when you need it most.
- Sociable walking group, make friends whilst helping each other through the challenge, our guided Yorkshire Three Peaks are perfect for solo challengers, groups, friends and couples.
- Completion certificate
About the area
The Lake District
England’s largest National Park, the Lake District is one of the most celebrated landscapes in Britain, known for its stunning scenery. There are of course the famous lakes and several distinct ranges of mountains, but beyond these there are woodlands to explore, hillside streams to follow, and tranquil villages to relax in when the walking is done for the day. Many words have been written about the beauty of the Lake District, most famously by Wordsworth, so the best thing to do is to come and see it for yourself.
Where to meet your guide
This is a National Trust Car Park. To find the car park please take the first right once you reach the end of Wastwater. This will take you over a bridge and into the car park.
Sat Nav is not very accurate. The map below shows the car park.
This car park is free for National Trust Members, if you are not a member it is pay and display and the cost is around £8.
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What our members have to say...
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016