To maximise your time with us and to grow your confidence in the mountains, why not stay on for a half day mountain skills the following day? Our expert guides will teach you how to read a map, use a compass and how to plan future adventures!
Minimum participants is 6. This may be cancelled and refunded if under subscribed.Starts at 8am and finishes at 12pm the following day. You can add this during your booking. You have to be booked into the main day's activities to be able to add this course.
What's included? Instruction, mountain guide, maps and compasses.£75 per head + processing fees
The route - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via the Corridor Route
We'll be starting and finishing this epic mountain trek at Seathwaite and exploring the fabled Corridor Route runs from the pass of Sty Head to Lingmell Col all under the imposing slopes of Scafell Pike itself. This is a route with real heritage and was known as the 'Guides Route' from when wealthy Victorians would hire locals to guide them to the highest peak in England. This trek follows the classic route from Seathwaite, over Stockley Bridge and climbs above Taylorgill Force. Following Styhead Gill, Styhead Tarn is revealed and the pass between Borrowdale and Wasdale in the south is climbed. A short-cut known by our guide allows us to go over the over the saddle to join the start of the Corridor Route. We then work our way up the rising traverse across and the combes of the north west face of Great End and Broad Crag to arrive at Lingmell Col. From here we join the route coming up from Wasdale on the final section of the path, this is steep and loose but our experts guides will see you through safely. At the summit, weather permitting, you'll have the most breath taking views.
*Subject to the group's energy levels and appetite for adventure, we can either return via the same route or add on classics such as Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Long Pike and Great End if the group is keen and willing. We will never extend a route unless everyone in the group is 100% happy to do so.
England's highest summit
Average time: 6-8 hours
Distance: 15.2km (9.4 miles)*
*See route description (left)
£125 per head + processing fees
How to get there
The easiest way to get there is to drive but it's also possible to walk (around 25 minutes) from Seatoller which is a 29 minute bus ride from Keswick. Keswick is well served by both trains and coaches both locally and nationally.
Meeting the team
You'll be met by the team for a welcome drink, safety brief and kit inspection the night before. You'll be emailed a full kit list, training plan and details of when and where to meet the team the moment you sign up.
The meeting point for the safety brief the night before will be sent to you in your email confirmation.
How fit do I need to be?
You need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this adventure as you'll be walking for most of the day.
What kit do I need?
We'll send you a full kit list when you book but for this adventure, no technical climbing kit is required.
How old do I need to be?
We cater for all age ranges from as young as 14.
Can I come on my own?
Of course you can! It’s the best way to make new adventure friends!
What is not included?
- Any meals (apart from a packed lunch is included in all full days with us)
- Travel to and from the start/finish of the trek
- Snacks and drinks
- Car parking fees
How many others will there be?
There is no limit to participants but we stick to a max of 10 adventurers to 1 qualified guide. We need a minimum number of adventurers and if we don't reach that number, the adventure may be rearranged or refunded. We can not accept liability for people's flights and hotels etc.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
Of course, during the booking phase, you will be asked about dietary requirements and we'll do everything we reasonably can to meet them.
What’s the weather like?
The weather in the mountains can turn very quickly from glorious sunshine to snow and sideways winds. You'll find a comprehensive kit list in your booking confirmation that will help you prepare for the worst.