Take on the highest mountain in England to raise money for the ward, department or hospital of your choice!
The highest mountain in England is a worthy objective for any lover of the hills, and we would love to guide you to the top. Scafell Pike, rises to 978m (3,209 ft) in a great sweeping mass in the South West of the Lake District. One of the best places to climb it from is, in our opinion, Seathwaite.
The first section of the walk heads towards the hill at the head of the valley, Seathwaite Fell. After a flat section of track you’ll begin the ascent, passing to the right hand side of this hill past the waterfall of Sour Milk Gill before entering a mountain valley bordered by sweeping slopes and giving you at once that sense of wildness and the freedom of the hills. Here there’s another flat section, so you get some rest before the next uphill section.
Scafell Pike will appear ahead, and after passing the famous Styhead Tarn, you’ll begin the true climb up the Corridor Route, a winding path that skirts impressive crags and gives you views down into the deep valley of Wasdale. You’ll also see the tremendous gorge of Piers Gill, which alone is worth the journey, and which walkers on the more popular routes won’t pass.
On reaching Lingmell Col you’ll be rewarded with views of the Irish Sea, England’s deepest lake Wastwater, and on a clear day the Isle of Man. The final climb to the top is rocky and barren, a definite high summit feeling! You’ll be ecstatic on reaching the top, and for a moment be the highest person in England.
The views from the top are outstanding – reaching from Scotland over the whole Lake District and over to the North Pennines, with everything in between. Your descent route will depend on the guide’s choice, but it’s possible to make this a circular walk, descending over the Scafell plateau and then Grains Gill, to see even more of this stunning mountainscape.
In a nutshell:
Stunning views across the Lake District from start to finish.
Lots of laughs and camaraderie with a group of fellow walkers.
A qualified Mountain Leader navigating and ensuring everybody is walking safely, comfortably, and having a great time
Entry fee £50
Minimum sponsorship £199 which can go to the ward or department of your choice
Please meet your guide at 08:45am.
Location: Turning circle outside Seathwaite Farm, Keswick, CA12 5XJ
No transport to Scafell Pike is included in this fee.
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