1-day Guided Mountain Hikes Scafell Pike & Sca Fell, Lake District
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
Reach the summits of Scafell Pike and Sca Fell – England’s top two highest mountains – with an experienced Mountain Leader. Savour and experience the splendour of England’s finest mountains.
Our walks start at Wasdale Head (Lake Head) and follows a quieter and more exciting route to the top of Scafell Pike (978m), England’s highest mountain, via the summit of Lingmell (807m), which affords dramatic views down into the ravine of Piers Gill. From Scafell Pike, we then descend to the dramatic mountain col of Mickledore, with its wonderful mountain architecture of crags and cliffs, and then down to the foot of Foxes Tarn Gully, a rocky gully strewn with boulders that requires some scrambling up to reach the diminutive Foxes Tarn, cradled in a basin below the soaring crags of Sca Fell. A pitched path then climbs steeply up a scree slope to the summit of Sca Fell (964m), England’s second highest mountain. Our route then drops down across rocky at first then grassy slopes of Green How back to Wasdale Head. This route is 10km with 1,245m of ascent/descent.
Experience the thrill of the mountains, with spectacular views, dramatic landscapes and a real sense of achievement as you reach the summits.
- Experience the thrill of the mountains
- Walk in confidence with a Mountain Leader
- Learn new mountain skills along the way
- Small group sizes (max. 8 per walk)
- Enjoy a full day’s walking along a classic mountain route
OUTLINE OF THE DAY
9:30am: Meet at Wasdale Head (Lake Head car park) to discuss the day
9.45am – 5pm: Full day’s mountain hike to the summits of Scafell Pike and Sca Fell, England’s two highest mountains.
5pm: Debrief back at Wasdale Head, then head home.
NB: All timings are approximate. The route is approximately 10-km (6.25 miles), with 1,245m of ascent and descent across mountainous terrain. The route is very rocky with loose scree and boulders for much of the walk, as well as sustained steep ascents and descents.
YOUR GUIDE - MARK REID
MARK REID is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including ‘The Inn Way’ series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Mark has walked over 28,000 miles of footpaths since 1997, and has taken over 17,000 people out walking in the countryside – he’s been an Outdoor Professional for 26 years! Mark has appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the TV walks series ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1’s The Dales.
EXPERIENCE, FITNESS & INFORMATION
- No previous experience required as full training and guidance will be given.
- A good level of fitness is required as the walks will be demanding and will include steep and mountainous terrain. This is a physically demanding full day in the mountains.
- This route is 10km (6.25 miles) in length but with 1,245m of ascent (and descent). The route is very rocky with loose scree and boulders for much of the walk, as well as sustained steep ascents and descents.
- All walks will include uneven ground, rough and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, steep and rocky ground, scrambling across boulders and rocks, sustained steep ascents and descents, exposed mountain summits; we may experience adverse weather conditions.
- The walk will include some sections of scrambling (hands on rock) up some rock steps, as well as prolonged stretches across boulders and broken ground, with several steep sections.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 17,000 people out walking, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk. of accident and/or injury By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
- Our walks are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the walk by their parent/legal guardian.
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