Scafell Pike is England’s Highest Mountain, standing at an impressive 977m/3205 feet tall. It is a beckoning symbol that at some point in your life must be climbed, with all paths to the top crossing remote, rugged and wild terrain. Adventure Peaks Lake District Guided Walk of Scafell Pike is a sure fire classic.

We begin this guided walk in the idyllic hamlet of Seathwaite. From there we follow the trail beyond Stockley Bridge rising up towards Sty Head Tarn before taking in the impressive corridor route up to the summit of Scafell Pike. Our decent takes us along the broad ridge over Ill Crag and Broad Crag before dropping down back to Stockley Bridge and our final end point back at Seathwaite.

Guided Walk Overview

  • Height: 977m / 3,205ft
  • Distance: 13.6km /8.45 miles
  • Time: 7 to 8 hours
  • Grade: Hard

Equipment Needed

  • Walking Boots
  • Waterproof Jacket and trousers
  • Rucksack
  • Warm tops
  • Spare clothing
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
  • Packed lunch
  • Water bottle/Thermos Flask
  • Torch and whistle

A 15% discount is available on all equipment and clothing from the Adventure Peaks store. This is valid from the time of booking to the date of the walk.

“The ascent of Scafell Pike is the toughest proposition the ‘collector’ of summits is called upon to attempt, and t is the one above all that, as a patriot, he cannot omit .”
“This is it: the mecca of all weary pilgrims in Lakeland: the place of many ceremonies and celebrations, of bonfires and birthday parties; the ultimate; the supreme; the one object above others; the highest ground in England; the top of Scafell Pike.”
Alfred Wainwright

Wainwrights Included

Ill Crag, 930m – Broad Crag, 934m – Scafell Pike, 977m

Total ascent/descent


Meeting Point/Transport

Please note there are two Seathwaites in the Lake District, one in Borrowdale near Keswick and one in Broughton in Furness. Our Walk departs from Seathwaite in Borrowdale.

The group will meet at 9am at the turning circle at Seathwaite, postcode CA12 5XJ. There is roadside parking along the road leading to Seathwaite, and the turning circle is at the end of this road just in front of the farm. We recommend arriving early to get a space or you will be adding some road mileage to the route! Grid Ref: NY 235 123. Please note there is NO mobile signal at Seathwaite. You should have your rucksack packed ready to depart including a full packed lunch.

Please note that no transport is included as part of the walk. For those without their own transportation it may be possible to share transport with the guide or other members of the walk. In this case we do ask that a contribution is made to the fuel costs of the driver.

The day will finish between 4 – 5pm.

If you are not there within 20 minutes of the departure time (9am) the group will begin their walk.

Previous Experience

You should have a good level of fitness and be comfortable walking for 5-6 hours per day with around 987m (3,240ft) of ascent.

Books & Maps

Ordnance Survey OL 5 covers The Southern area of the Lake District and OL7 covers the Northern area at a scale of 1:25,000. The BMC produce a Lake District map at a scale of 1:40,000, which are waterproof and tear resistant, specially designed for walkers and climbers.

Photography: Greenburn publishing

Age limit

The Minimum Age for our walks is 8 years of age, but this depends on a child’s experience and ability. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult unless previously agreed with Adventure Peaks, and as we are AALA registered, written permission must be provided by a parent/guardian, for each participant under 18.

Upcoming Events


  1. NeilB on January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Hi Aina

    Thanks for your interest in our Guided Walks. The Lake District has very changeable weather and there is no way to accurately predict good weather in advance. Currently we are in Winter so we have lots of Wintry conditions, rain and snow are expected for the next few months. We would expect to have better conditions from Easter but if sunny and warm conditions are important you can look from late June onwards. All of our Guided Walks cost £30 per person.
    Kind regards, Neil

  2. malcolm hunter on March 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    very interested in climbing scafell pike and the wife wont do it on our own so i will be in touch when we come in the summer break

    • NeilB on March 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Hi Malcolm

      Thanks for your interest. Do get in touch in the Summer, it’s a fantastic day out and one of our more popular routes so there are regular dates.

      All the best, Neil

  3. mr Jimmy Thorpe on May 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

    hi there, im looking to climb scarfell pike, in the next couple of months, ive walked in the lakes a few times, so i wonder if you can help im single so be nice to walk in a group and also can you tell me the best place to stay, when i was up there last time i got cabs and buses so nearer to the walk will be handy i stayed in keswick last time if you can help will be great thank you Jimmy

    • Neil on May 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Hi Jimmy, The Walk for Scafell Pike starts and finishes from Seathwaite Farm heading south towards Scafell Pike, therefore there are a couple of options for locations to stay in that area. There is a campsite at the farm itself if you wish to camp or a short distance away in Seatoller there are a number of hotels/ Bed and Breakfasts such as the Glaramara House which starts at £43 Bed and Breakfast. You could also look at staying in Keswick and catching the bus down to Seatoller. The other option that you have would be to stay in Ambleside and pay the extra £5 for the guide to give you a lift in the mini bus to the start. Most of the Scafell pike walks in summer tend to be reasonably busy though it is hard to tell until closer to the time, a lot of people tend to book about 2-3 weeks beforehand.

  4. Chris Laughton on September 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

    The Scafell Pike expedition on Sat was a great success and many thanks to you and of course Nathan who encouraged us along and over the notorious Scafell boulder field giving us lots of interesting facts and information on the way.

    He chose a fine route with some unbelievable views. Coming on Piers Gill from the Corridor route was unforgettable.
    Many thanks

  5. Stella on February 16, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Hello Iam interested in walking Scafell Pike summer/autumn. Could I bring my Border Collie Tess she is very well behaved and walked the Wainwright walk with me a couple of years ago.

    • Neil on February 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Stella

      That would be fine, just make sure Tess can be put on a lead if other clients are nervous around dogs. Thanks!

  6. Luke Willis on June 6, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Hey want to do Scafell a few times first time be best guided I feel. Live in the area but work managing a pub, do you do any walks in the week? cause obviously I work every Saturday of the year ^^

    Cheers, Luke

    • Helen Stoker on June 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Hi Luke,

      We don’t have any definite dates for Scafell Pike during the week as the weekends are the most popular dates and we need a minimum of 3 people to guarantee a walk. We could book you onto a walk during the week during the summer holidays if you can suggest some dates, however we would need another 2 people to book to guarantee the walk would definitely go ahead. Let me know if this is of any help,



  7. Julian on July 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Im interested in doing Scafell Pike next month, do you provide transport between Ambleside and Seathwaite on this particular group trek?

  8. Vicky O'Neill on May 5, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Hello, I’m interested in the guided walk up Scafell Pike on 10th June, is this an open group event? I may be on my own.



    • Alice Chivers on May 6, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Hi Vicky,
      Yes it’s a walk open to anyone to join, we just need a minimum of 3 people to confirm it’s going ahead.

  9. Raji on December 29, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Couple of us are keen to join the guided walk to Scafell pike from Ambleside in April. Do you have any schedule published for April 2019 yet?

    Also what are the charges per person?

    • Alice Chivers on January 13, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      Hi Raji, if you have dates in mind let us know and we can book you in. Dates will be published shortly but we can arrange on a date to suit you. The cost is £50 per person for up to 3 people, then £20 per person thereafter.
      I will also send you an email.

  10. Anna on July 23, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Hi, I would love to climb Scafell Pike over the summer and am pretty fit and regularly walk 8/9 miles but nothing at any great height. My question is about heights. Am not good with sheer drops and cliff edges. Have spoken to friends who’ve done it and they say that Scafell Pike is an ok walk in this regard. Is this right?

    • Stu Peacock on July 31, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      The Corridor route does have some exposure to drops at the side of you. I would recommend ascending from Wasdale via lingmell, which is much more straight forward and avoids any big drops. This can be arranged through us as a private walk if you are interested.

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