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7 Mountains to Climb in the Lake District

From the waterside to the mountaintop, the Lake District is home to some of the most impressive terrain in Britain. Home to several of England’s tallest mountains, the incredible landscapes of the Lake District make it a picturesque paradise.

If you’re planning an exciting trip to the Lake District, be sure to add at least one of these incredible mountain walks to your adventure itinerary.

1.     Catbells

Boasting fantastic views of Derwentwater, the incredible Catbells peak, which rises to 445 metres above sea level, is one of the best walking roués for visitors staying in the Keswick area. Steep yet rewarding, this walk is a great adventure endeavour.

2.     Scafell Pike

England’s tallest mountain is an incredibly rewarding climb. Boasting an incredible view of the Lake District’s dramatic scenery, the 928-metre summit of Scafell Pike is accessible by a nine-mile trail that passes through some of the Lake District’s most demanding terrain.

3.     Blencathra

The famous Lake District Saddleback is easy to spot en route to Keswick. While this sharp piece of scenery is particularly exposed to the wind on rough days, it’s one of the region’s most rewarding walks for visitors seeking panoramic views.

4.     Skiddaw

Look across Derwentwater from Keswick and you’ll spot Skiddaw – one of the most impressive backdrops of the Lake District. This large mountain peak ranks fourth in England. Make your way to the 931-metre summit and you’ll be rewarded with one of the best views of Keswick – a sight that’s worthy of any travel postcard.

5.     Helvellyn

The Lake District’s most famous rocky mountain is one of the most accessible walks in the region. Helvellyn may not be the region’s tallest peak, but its incredible looks make it one of the most popular trails in the region for climbers seeking a truly unforgettable photo opportunity.

6.     Latrigg

Easily accessible from Keswick, this undemanding fell is one of the best walks in the Lake District for visitors seeking a quick, simple mountain hike. With sheep pasture lining its summit, this 368-metre peak offers classic English charm and wonderful views, despite its modest height.

7.     Haystacks

Not all of the Lake District’s mountains reach high into the clouds. Haystacks is one of the region’s most popular mountain walks, reaching almost 600 metres into the blue skies of the Lake District. This charming trail is accessible via Keswick during the summer months, when bus trips bring visitors directly to the mountain’s base.

This travel guide was written by South Lakeland Holidays, the Lake District’s leading travel company. Visit their website to learn more about adventure holidays in the UK’s top destination. 

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