Climb Scafell

03 May, 2019

Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres above sea level. Located in England’s largest National Park, the Lake District, which covers an area of approx. 2259 and is made up of rugged mountains, tranquil open countryside and peaceful lakes (tarns). Our 2019 trip will include a guided ascent to Scafell Pike and a 12km hike the following day taking in views of Lake Windermere and Ambleside.

Day 1 - Friday 3rd May - Belfast to Keswick.

Early morning pickup in Dublin to drive north to Belfast, stopping along the way for some refreshments. Then it’s on to Belfast to catch the 11.45 sailing to Stranraer, arriving at 13.45. From here we drive through the Scottish Lowlands down into northern England and the Lake District, stopping of course along the way to visit places of interest. We should arrive in Keswick, which will be our base for the duration of the tour, around 6 pm.

Day 2 - Saturday 4th May - Scafell Pike

The first day's walking will take you to the roof of England: Scafell Pike. Following the river Lingmell Gill, we cross Stockley Bridge, taking us past Broad Crag and onto Scafell Pike (977m) from where, on a good day, you can see as far away as the Welsh and Scottish mountains and even back home to Ireland. We take a different but just as magnificent route down, once again offering spectacular views. Distance: 14 km/8.75 miles, Ascent: 1031 m/3093 ft

Day 3 - Sunday 5th May - Ambleside & Grasmere

Our journey today takes us to the town of Ambleside, better known as “The Jewel in the Lakeland’s Crown.” The town is situated on the edge of Lake Windermere and has been home to many famous people - one of the most notable being Beatrix Potter. Our walk takes us out of the town through a small park and onto Deer How - from here you will have lovely views over Lake Windermere and the surrounding countryside around Ambleside. Continuing on our journey, we will have some fabulous views across Grasmere Lake, and we will descend to Rydal Water. Our trip back takes us out to Rydal, where we will join the River Rothay and follow it back to Ambleside. Before returning to Keswick, we will visit the town of Grasmere, the birthplace of the famous poet William Wordsworth. Distance: 12km/7.5 miles, Ascent: 335 m/1005 ft

Day 4 - Monday 6th May - Back to Ireland 

We depart Keswick at approximately 08.30am and make our way back to Stranraer and the return ferry to Belfast. We are usually back in Dublin around 7.30/8pm

Trip includes:
  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 guided walks
  • All transport
  • Return ferry trip

Cost: €750 to include a 50% donation to any ward or dept of your choice in Beaumont Hospital. Booking deposit of €200 is required to secure a place.

Download the 2019 Registration Form here 

For enquiries and bookings,  please call 01 - 809 2457 or email