Ascent of the famous Scafell Pike

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

All year round


From £30pp

This adventure takes place near Keswick (Cumbria), a pretty market town at the heart of Lake District National park. If you’re looking for a classic British mountain challenge, then an ascent of England's highest mountain (978m) is a must.

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you in the small hamlet of Seathwaite (near Keswick) at 8.30am. There you will begin your adventure!

A mountain track will take you into the heart of the surrounding mountains, with amazing views of summits and mountain lakes. Up top you will negotiate a high level traverse of the Great End, Ill Crag and Broad Crag ridge, before finally reaching the summit plateau of Scafell Pike. A gentle ridge on the return leg will take you back down after some 5 hours of sporty walking.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organize. It requires minimal kit and moderate fitness.

We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Andy Mumby

Andy Mumby began exploring the British hills as an adventurous teenager and has since become an expert in organising outdoor challenges. Fanatical about the outdoors and a qualified Mountain Leader, he loves taking people to wild places. In his free time he can be found rock climbing, mountain biking and not the one to rest much!

Additional info

Optional extras include booking additional walking days (simply ask the guide).

For a group size larger than 10 persons an additional guide can be arranged for an extra £140 per day.

Waterproofs and walking boots are needed.

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Andy Mumby.


  • Kit for borrowing
  • Advice on kit needed

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks

How to get there

Train to Keswick

You can take the train to Penrith. From London it's 3 hours, direct from Euston. You can then take a local taxi or bus to Keswick. Total travel time is around 4 hours 30 mins.

Car to Keswick

Driving to Keswick is the best option. From London it's an easy 4 hours.

Where to stay

For an award winning, Victorian hotel experience try The Highfield Hotel in Keswick, from £85/person. Call 017687 72508.

For a quality, comfortable guest house experience try Rivendell Guest House in Keswick, from £40/person. Call 017687 73822. 

Client reviews

Eight of us embarked on a six day hike of the Dales Highway last June. Our walk leader Andy had planned the route and selected the places where we were to stop and arranged the accommodation, all which provided us with excellent food and hospitality. We followed the Dales High Way path, the views and scenery were fantastic, Andy was very knowledgeable of the area and he gave us an interesting commentary as we went along our way. We will use him again and we would have no hesitations in recommending him to other walk groups.

Chris (London)

My first experience of walking was with Andy when we went up Catbells, and can honestly say that it was an amazing and pleasurable experience. Andy kept me motivated when I when I was finding parts difficult and to get the top and see the views and have such a sense of achievement was brilliant. Thank you Andy and look forward to many more walks.

Michelle (UK)
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