Scafell Pike

Top choice hiking

in Wasdale

At 978m, England's highest mountain features on every self-respecting hiker's bucket list. The classic route starts from Wasdale Head; it's hard going but within the reach of most moderately fit walkers, although it's steep and hard to navigate in bad weather. It's a return trip of around six to seven hours.

Proper gear is essential: raincoat, rucksack (backpack), map, food, water and hiking boots. A favourable weather forecast is preferable to make the most of the views.