Scafell Pike Trek
Sat 13 Jul 2024 Seascale, Cumbria, UK

Scafell Pike Trek

Head to the Lake District and take on the challenge of conquering England's highest mountain with a group of cat lovers to raise vital funds to help cats and kittens in the UK.

  • Sat 13 Jul 2024
Wasdale National Trust Campsite, Seascale

Scafell Pike Trek



Age 14 & over

  • 1 day hiking + 964 m ascent


Led by an experienced mountain guide, you'll have a safe and supportive experience as you climb England's highest peak. You'll achieve something amazing and make new friends along the way!


  • Climb the highest mountain in England
  • Experienced Mountain Leaders guide you every step of the way
  • Spectacular mountain views over the stunning Lake District National Park
  • Ideal for solo walkers, couples or groups of friends or colleagues
  • Fundraise to help Cats Protection provide a better life for cats and kittens in the UK
  • Enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, sharing experiences with other supporters of the charity

Event video

  • Average fitness
  • Teams


  • 09:00 | Meet at the National Trust car park and set off hiking
  • Descend by the same route to return to the start location
  • The route will take between 3-3.5 hours to ascend, and roughly 3 hours to descend
  • 17:00 | Challenge complete!

Fitness level

During the trek, you'll be led by mountaineering experts who will guide the group safely up and down the mountain. It is physically demanding, so you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be suitably equipped.

  • Mountains
  • Paid parking
  • Rural

Event HQ

Wasdale National Trust Campsite
Wasdale Head
CA20 1EX

Meet at the National Trust Car Park, Wasdale, Wasdale Head, Seascale CA20 1EX at 9am on the day of your trek challenge. With a view to returning to the start point by 5pm at the latest. The car park costs £8 for the day (correct at the time of writing), there is a card machine at the camp site next door to the car park.

  • First aid
  • Mountainous
  • Out and back
  • Own water only
  • Single start


  • Start at National Trust Car Park, Wasdale, Wasdale Head, Seascale CA20 1EX.
  • Ascend and descend Scafell Pike via the main tourist route.

The ascent path, locally called the Brown Tounge path or commonly the Tourist route, climbs the 900 metres to the summit and covers a distance of 4.5 km (9 km total distance). The first kilometre is general uphill walking that leads to the only stream crossing of any mention using stepping stones; it is very shallow in dry to light rain.

The second kilometre is steeper and on a stepped path, the third kilometre is across an area locally known as Hollow Stones and is an easy angle ascent onto a winding path to an area known as Lingmell Col. The last kilometre starts with a 500 metre steep ascent that eases off to the plateau and the summit cairn.

The route will take between 3 to 3½ hours to ascend and roughly 3 to 3½ hours to descend. The ascent path is in good condition but steep in places, a shallow river has to be crossed using stepping stones. The path is loose underfoot in places.

  • Certificate
  • Technical t-shirt


When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:

  • Fully organised hiking day
  • Qualified Mountain Leader to guide you all the way to the summit and back
  • Mountain rescue support
  • Dedicated support from our Events team, who will answer any questions and share their personal experiences of challenge events
  • A brilliant fundraising pack containing resources, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • Free branded t-shirt to wear with pride during training and for the trek
  • Practical fundraising support
  • Access to the community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • Motivation from a support crew of fellow cat lovers who believe in you and stand beside you as you hit your goals
  • Stories about the cats you’re helping

Not Included

  • Travel to/from the event
  • Accommodation if necessary 
  • Food and drink during the challenge
  • Personal hiking gear (boots, clothing etc)
  • Travel insurance

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Cats Protection

You'll share your trekking experience with a group of likeminded travellers who might even become friends for life! What's more, by raising funds you'll make an incredible difference to the unwanted and neglected cats that need help.

How Cats Protection is helping cats near you

Teams at 34 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats but they couldn't do it without your support.

You're able to choose any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your chosen area.

Hike the pike for cats!

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online

14-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Entry fees

Raise as much sponsorship as you can for Cats Protection

Registration fee


Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship


I felt extremely proud to be doing something to support cats along with like-minded individuals who I would never have met in real life if it wasn't for this challenge. Llaura

Cats Protection challenge events are an enormously fun and rewarding way of fundraising. Not only do you get the rush of satisfaction of completing the challenger, but the feeling is doubled as you reach your fundraising target. Paul

From start to finish the adventure has been first class. John

If you're looking for a challenge, I would definitely recommend joining one, or all, of Cats Protection treks. Rhona