Scafell Pike

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 stopping for lunch just off the summit, we return to Wasdale Head before leaving for our campsite a short distance away and a celebration evening meal.

We leave the campsite 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 ask ASAP.

Challenge details

Duration: we meet at 9.30am on the Saturday on the village green at Wasdale Head then depart from the campsite around 10am on the Sunday, camping one night. You can arrange to just meet to do the trek only (no camping).

Grade: tough

Challenge date

1st-2nd August 2020

Other group dates can be arranged, minimum 10 people

Challenge prices

Trip cost (camping 1 night): £45 registration + trip cost £85

What is included

Sandwiches for lunch Saturday

Evening meal Saturday

Breakfast Sunday


Qualified guides

What is not included

Personal outdoor wear

Day rucksack

Sleep mat and sleeping bag

Transport to and from Wasdale Head

Car parking

Challenge images

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