Outdoor Adventures

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

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.




This includes:

  • Full days' mountain walking with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • Classic Mountain Walk to England's two highest mountains - Scafell Pike & Sca Fell - from Wasdale Head
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
Please provide a packed lunch and your own walking boots. Mark will provide all other necessary mountaineering equipment. The walks do NOT include climbing or the planned use of ropes.