The final walk of my trip to the lake district was a walk up England’s highest mountain, Scaffel Pike. This mountain is situated next to Wastwater lake – which also happens to be England’s deepest Lake. The summit of Scaffel Pike is 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level.
The day started off cloudy but warm, and as I walked up to Hollow Stones, the summits of the Pike and the neighboring mountain Scaffel was covered in cloud.
The three peeks path, which is the one I took was busy – as expected – with walkers going up the path. Here are some fellow walkers around Hollow Stones.
As you rise past Hollow Stones, you get views across towards Lingmell, and fortunately this was the time the cloud started to clear.
About an hour later the summit was reached, and it was nice. Giving good views and opportunities to take photographs from the top. Here Pete is shooting views on his OMD-1.
The summit is a rocky place as these shots show.
Once you get to the top of course – then you have to go down. I returned down the same track, here are two other views of Lingmell taken on the way back down.
Stopping a while on the way down, I took shots looking at a changed sky view to the first, though clouds were now coming slowly back over the peak, the view towards Wastwater Lake, and back up the path.
Upon reaching the bottom, I then took the opportunity to drive a short way down Wastwater Lake and take some shots looking back towards the mountains.
This final image is a panorama of the view.