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Wandering Above England – Scafell Pike

Roughness and ruggedness are the necessary attributes to make a mountain and the Pike has these in greater measure than any other high ground in the country – which is just as it should be, for there is no higher ground than this – A Wainwright

Rugged? Yes. The most glamorous? Not necessarily.  But something keeps drawing me back time and time again to the highest mountain in England.. Scafell Pike

Set in the centre of the lake District this mountain has just about everything from any start point you choose.  Rocky scrambles, steep inclines, waterways, and most importantly great views.

As you will see from the video below this is another great mountain for strolling up in each season.  The views can change dramatically from in the sun and to the snow and rain.  Most enjoyable. Many an hour I’ve spent wandering here either with great friends or alone in tranquility. Enjoy it if you get chance.

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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  1. Did that hike last summer – though no sign of blue sky on my hiking day. It's a different world on your video & one I wish I'd seen.

  2. The Terrain is absolutely Breathtaking! The water was so clear..it looked like ice! Thanks for sharing Paul! :)))

  3. The spots you feature are all so fascinating and picturesque, all worth the effort of getting there. That this is in the Lake District has really firmed my resolve to go and do some hikes there. So many great trails to hike, so little time….

  4. Thanks for sharing about this! Wonderful! I can't wait to experience it myself 🙂 Gorgeous! And in the magical Lake District too – what a treat!! 🙂 🙂
    When will you be taking people on a hike there? 🙂

  5. What do you mean, "not glamorous"? It is glamorous in it's very rugged wildness! Thanks for taking us on this virtual outing. I love your photo compilations and video in all seasons. LOVELY! will we have a chance to climb this in "training" before Mera Peak? O please O please! lol 🙂 Cheers, Boss! xoxo G

  6. Always picturesque and fun to share!! I need to make it to England!! I go to Colorado or Seattle to hike! Saving up my pennies now to explore that part of the world! Great Video and I love nature and your posts! Look forward to other mountains you would recommend and also some easier ones for us to start off with!! 🙂

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