Rising head and shoulders above the other peaks in the Lake District is Scafell Pike (978m), one of the UK’s most popular mountains. Walk with our guides and experience sunrise on the summit of Scafell Pike. With views that look west over the Irish Sea, where the Isle of Man, Morecambe Bay and of course the whole of the Lake District is visible on a clear day, it’s an unforgettable experience. One of our experienced leaders will be taking you and a group of fellow walkers up in the dark, following one of two different paths that lead up to Esk Hause, a saddle separating the peaks of Esk Pike and Great End. From here we walk onto the shoulder of the Scafell range and follow an undulating path right to the top. Now it’s time to settle down for a hot drink while we watch the sunrise! After the rest on the summit and plenty of time for photographs, we begin the return journey, this time in the light, where you can look at all the incredible mountain scenery laid out before you. Although we are of course climbing a mountain and there are a few rocky sections, the Lake District is known for its great paths.
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We start this walk from two locations, to give you the shortest drive to and from the walk from your accommodation. Please check the list below to see the dates for each location:
Seathwaite – with easy access from Keswick and the northern Lake District, as well as Buttermere, the route from Seathwaite heads up Grains Gill, with views up to the waterfall of Sour Milk Gill.
Langdale – the closest starting point to the towns of Ambleside and Grasmere, our Langdale route starts and finishes surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the Langdale Pikes and the Crinkly Crags, and passes the pretty Angle Tarn.
This hikes' start time varies with each adventure according to the sunrise. Please chat with your guide before finalising your travel arrangements! Here they are, but they are subject to change;
Friday 21st June – Summer Solstice from Seathwaite – 01:00 am Sunday Morning 28th July from Langdale – 01:45 am Sunday Morning – 22nd September from Seathwaite – 03:30 am
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
Great Langdale, Ambleside LA22 9JS, UK