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Scafell Pike Easter Saturday Walk
If you would like to book on this trip, please contact us
Enjoy Easter Saturday with an incredibly scenic mountain day walk of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain peak. Starting in the Lake Districts Borrowdale valley, the route to Scafell Pike encounters many highlights from walking under Great Gable, another classic Lakeland fell, stopping at Styhead Tarn and walking through the well-known ‘Corridor Route’, and that’s before we reach the rewarding summit of Scafell Pike.
- Fully guided mountain walk
- Reaching the summit of England’s highest mountain
- High passes, mountain tarns, and remote mountain scenery
Activity Meeting Time
9.15 am, and walking for 9.30am
Address: Seathwaite Farm National Trust Car Park, Seathwaite, Cumbria CA12 5XJ
Grade 4 walk – Scafell Pike 9.5 miles (15.2km), with 3200 ft (976m) of ascent
Starting from Seathwaite the ascent to Scafell Pike is steady, with unrivalled mountain views in every direction. The circular route to Scafell Pike is mostly on good footpaths, the conditions underfoot are uneven and rocky in places, but we’ll take our time to navigate safely across the broken ground.
The duration of the day’s walk can be between 5 to 6hours depending on the day, and will finish back at Seathwaite Farm.
Mountain walking experience is desirable, but overall, a good level of general fitness and the ability to walk for several hours over rocky, undulating terrain, is needed to complete the Scafell Pike circuit.
What should I wear / bring with me for the activity ?
Below is a list of items to bring with you, in order to remain warm and comfortable during the activity.
- Good, comfortable mountain footwear with grip and a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential.
- Waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
- Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable).
- A number of thin layers are better than one thick/ heavy jumper. We suggest a fleece for extra warmth especially when we stop on the hills for lunch.
- Hat and gloves (even in summer – any wind chill on the mountain tops will lead to cooler temperatures).
- Sunglasses, sun cream.
- Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 2 litres of water).
- Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks.
- A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
- Any medication you need.
- Thermos flask. We recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on sunny days it can occasionally feel cooler, especially on the summits of the higher-level mountain walks.