See in the new day from the highest peak in England
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty Level3 Three
Rising head and shoulders above the other peaks in the Lake District is Scafell Pike (978m), one of the UK’s most popular mountains. Walk with our guides and experience sunrise on the summit of Scafell Pike. With views that look west over the Irish Sea, where the Isle of Man, Morecambe Bay and of course the whole of the Lake District is visible on a clear day, it’s an unforgettable experience.
One of our experienced leaders will be taking you and a group of fellow walkers up in the dark, following one of two different paths that lead up to Esk Hause, a saddle separating the peaks of Esk Pike and Great End. From here we walk onto the shoulder of the Scafell range, and follow an undulating path right to the top. Now it’s time to settle down for a hot drink while we watch the sunrise!
After the rest on the summit, and plenty of time for photographs, we begin the return journey, this time in the light, where you can look at all the incredible mountain scenery laid out before you. Although we are of course climbing a mountain and there are a few rocky sections, the Lake District is known for its great paths.
The exact meeting and starting times change slightly with each date, as the time of sunrise changes.
We start this walk from two locations, to give you the shortest drive to and from the walk from your accommodation. Please check the list below to see the dates for each location:
Seathwaite – with easy access from Keswick and the northern Lake District, as well as Buttermere, the route from Seathwaite heads up Grains Gill, with views up to the waterfall of Sour Milk Gill.
Langdale – the closest starting point to the towns of Ambleside and Grasmere, our Langdale route starts and finishes surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the Langdale Pikes and the Crinkly Crags, and passes the pretty Angle Tarn.
Good to know:
Dates and Times to meet:
Sunday Morning 21st April (Easter Sunday) from Langdale – 02:45am
Friday 21st June – Summer Solstice from Seathwaite – 01:00am
Sunday Morning 28th July from Langdale – 01:45am
Sunday Morning – 22nd September from Seathwaite – 03:30am
Seathwaite Turning Circle
Directions: To get to Seathwaite take the B5289 road from Keswick passing Grange and Rosthwaite. Just before the road reaches the village of Seatoller turn left down the minor road which is sign posted to Seathwaite. Drive all the way to the end of the minor road where there is plenty of roadside parking and in summer months extra car parking in the fields for a fee. The postcode is CA12 5XJ.
Old Dungeon Ghyll Car Park
Directions: At the end of the road in Langdale, you can park in the Old Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (pay and display). The address is Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JY
Please see the good to know section for details on where to meet. Show me
What our members have to say...
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
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