Frequently Asked Questions
Am I fit enough?
A good level of fitness is required. A day on Scafell Pike will consist of approximately 4 - 8 hours of mountain walking. You need to feel comfortable carrying a small day-sack and walking for extended periods and during adverse weather conditions. Complete some training walks before you arrive. Time invested in training will add to your enjoyment of the day.
I'm new to mountain walking, is this a good mountain to begin with?
No! Scafell Pike is very rocky and very steep. It is a poor choice for your first mountain. Walk some of the lower and easier mountains first, this will enable your body to cope better when you do. Walking for 10 miles on undulating terrain or smaller hills is incomparable to even a 5 mile walk on Scafell Pike, this is much much tougher. We can arrange guided walks on any Lakeland mountains.
Where do we meet?
This is flexible and full details will be sent out at time of booking.
Do we need to bring food & drink?
Yes. Please bring at least one litre of water per person (minimum) and a packed lunch & snacks. During the cooler months you may wish to bring a flask of something hot: tea / coffee / hot chocolate / hot juice all work well.
What clothing should I wear?
Please see ‘walkers kit list’.
What if we need to cancel?
We will do our best to find another suitable date that’s convenient for you. Should this not be possible we will offer a full refund (minus a £50 administration fee) if you provide us with at least 30 days notice. Less than 30 days notice and we may observe the right to retain any deposit towards the activity. In the unlikely event we need to cancel an activity, an alternative date or full refund will be offered.
Walkers Kit List
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