Scaffel Pike

Looking across with walkers to Lingmell

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.

Scafell from Hollow Stones under cloud
Scafell from Hollow Stones under 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.

Walkers at Hollow Stones
Walkers at Hollow Stones
Looking back at Wastwater from Hollow Stones
Looking back at Wastwater from 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.

Looking across with walkers to Lingmell
Looking across with walkers to Lingmell

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.

Pete taking photograph from Scafell Pike Summit
Pete taking photograph from Scafell Pike Summit

The summit is a rocky place as these shots show.

Looking over Scafell and Wastwater from Scafell Pike Summit
Looking over Scafell and Wastwater from Scafell Pike Summit
Lingmell from Scaffel Pike Summit
Lingmell from Scaffel Pike Summit

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.

Lingmell from Scafell Pike
Lingmell from Scafell Pike
Lingmell from Scafell Pike (2)
Lingmell from Scafell Pike (2)

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.

Scafell from Hollow Stones on way back
Scafell from Hollow Stones on way back
Hollow Stones to Wastwater
Hollow Stones to Wastwater
Looking back up from Hollow Stones
Looking back up from Hollow Stones

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.

Wastwater looking towards Scaffel
Wastwater looking towards Scaffel
Wastwater lake
Wastwater lake
Wastwater lake in portrait
Wastwater lake in portrait
The Scree path at Wastwater Lake
The Scree path at Wastwater Lake
Wastwater Lake towards Yewbarrow
Wastwater Lake towards Yewbarrow
Skies above Wastwater Lake
Skies above Wastwater Lake

This final image is a panorama of the view.

Wastwater lake and moutains panorama
Wastwater lake and moutains panorama
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ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography - macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk I hope you enjoy both websites.

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