Lake District Mountains
The English mountaineer George Mallory perfectly replied when he was asked why he wanted to climb Everest. He said “because it is there”. These 3 words have been called the 3 most famous in mountaineering. They ring true for the Lake District mountains and beyond. Such is the charm of climbing a mountain. Coupled with the pristine countryside and endless lakes, the Lake District is home to England’s highest mountains. Whether you are an experienced climber or a beginner, you will find yourself spoilt for choice when you visit the Lake District.
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Some of the top mountain climbs in the Lake District include:
The Langdale Pikes
Nestled just four miles away from Skelwith fold, Great Langdale is the home of captivating cluster of mountain peaks that appear as a one long rocky bridge from below. They are collectively known as the Langdale Pikes. The perfect starting point would be from Great Langdale, followed by the pike of Stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark respectively.
A rough and stony summit- Fairfield is the highest mountain in the Eastern Fells offering the views of all the major groups including Rydal, Windermere, Ambleside and Coniston Water. It is an absolute classic Lake District walk with abundant parking space. This stretch truly deserves its popularity rewarding the climbers with many fine views.
Easier to access than its two taller brethren, Helvellyn is the third highest mountain in England. You may find the ascent challenging but once conquered, you are awarded with extensive views that span the Lake District. There are many routes to start with but the most popular is through one of the best ridge walks in Britain- Striding Edge.
Standing at 3209 ft above sea level, Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England Scafell Pike is challenging but exhilarating, beautiful and breathtaking. Brave the Cumbrian weather and risk painful blisters because Scafell Pike is totally worth it. Take the most scenic route from Borrowdale to have the most exciting journey of a lifetime.
This beautiful hill is located on the northern border of the Lake District. This small but incredible mountain was among the favorites of famous Lake District fell walker Alfred Wainwright. Soak up the finest views of the Lake District and enjoy the best day out with family.
From England’s tallest mountains to the most beautiful hills, the Lake District is home to many breath-taking terrains. Cumbria is considered one of the most famous walking destinations. The Lake District is just brimming with all these options so grab your backpacks and embark on an unforgettable journey.
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