Scafell Pike (Camping Option)

The Challenge

Scafell Pike is one of the National 3 Peaks and if you have already walked Ben Nevis or Snowdon then this mountain is the next in line. Situated in the Lake District, overlooking Wastwater, this mountain is generally  approached from either Wasdale Head or from Seathwaite.

We walk from Wasdale Head ascending the valley as shown in the photo below to the pike at the top.

We meet at 9.30am on the green at Wasdale Head where we are briefed on the days walk and the necessary equipment check done before starting our ascent.

Stopping for photographs and to admire the views on route, (low cloud permitting), we walk alongside the beck then nearing the higher slopes, we head over the rocks and stony area to finish the ascent on the summit of Scafell Pike at the ‘trig’ point.

After sandwiches just off the summit, we return to Wasdale Head before leaving for our camp site a short distance away and a celebration evening meal.

We leave the Camp site around 10am the following day to make our way home.

Limited transport is available to Kendal or Lancaster to connect with a train or coach for your return journey home. Please book ASAP and enquire if this is a requirement.


Challenge Details

Duration : We meet at 9.30am on the Saturday on the village green at Wasdale Head then depart the campsite around 10am on the Sunday.

Grade : Tough

Challenge Date

9th to 10th July 2016

10th to 11th September 2016

15th to 16th July 2017

9th to 10th September 2017

Other dates can be arranged for groups, minimum of 10 people

Challenge Prices

Self Funded : Registration fee of £45, plus a challenge balance of £54 (£60 for 2017 events)

Fundraising : Registration fee of £45, plus a fundraising Target of £108 (£120 for 2017 events)

What is Included

All meals


Qualified guide

Minibus support

What is not included

personal outdoor clothing

Day rucksack

Transport to and from Wasdale Head

Spending money (suggested amount £30)

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;