Climbing Scafell Pike

The Highest Mountain In England And Part Of The National Three Peaks Challenge

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Time To Complete Challenge:

24 Hours


1 Night Included

Scafell Pike Overview

Scafell Pike is the smallest of the national 3 peaks, but this doesn’t make it an easy climb. Scafell Pike boasts a steep start which can test your weary legs after completing Ben Nevis with a seemingly never-ending incline. 

  • Height: 978 m or 3,209 ft
  • Average Return Time: 4-5 hours
  • Difficulty: Smallest of the National 3 Peaks
  • Route: Wasdale Track

Climb Scafell Pike as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge

Scafell Pike Weather

It is essential that you check the weather forecast before attempting to climb any mountain, including Scafell Pike. 

Attempting the three peaks challenge in the Summer months will reduce your risk of suffering bad weather conditions. 

Check the Met Office weather forecast for Scafell Pike here.

Scafell Pike Route Map

The starting point for Scafell Pike is the Wasdale National Trust Car Park. The car park is next to a campsite that has a hot food/drinks trailer, information booth and toilets. This is the ideal location to start climbing Scafell Pike. The Wasdale route has a very steep start and a few rest stops might be needed when climbing Scafell Pike. 

You will be guided up each mountain in the Three Peaks Challenge by our qualified mountain leaders who are also first aid trained. They will be on hand to ensure you follow the right route and keep you safe during the climb. 

Take Part In The National 3 Peaks Challenge