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Northwest England's Lake District nestles in the Cumbrian Mountains, an area of grassy boulder-strewn hills, cliffs and lakes. The region is ancient, its hills rounded with centuries of erosion, and ancient Norse words like fells are still used to describe the hilly terrain. The scenic beauty of the region has attracted many tourists since the mid-eighteenth century, and provided inspiration for a generation of poets including Wordsworth, Ruskin, Shelley, Tennyson, and others who came to be known as the Lake Poets.
Elevation is not particularly high, as only four summits top 3,000 feet. Every summit in the region can be reached via an easy fell walk. Still, many of the cliffs and crags have a variety of excellent rock climbing and scrambling routes. The Lake District provided the inspiration and training ground to many of the early pioneers of mountaineering, who then went on to climb great peaks throughout the world.
The main valleys of the district radiate from the central hub of the Scaffel massif, from which rise the two highest peaks, Scafell and Scafell Pike.
Peaks of Lake District
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Blea Rigg - 1775 ft./541 m.
- Blencathra - 2847 ft./868 m.
- Bowfell - 2959 ft./902 m.
- Carrick Fell - 2174 ft./663 m.
- Catstye Cam - 2920 ft./890 m.
- Clough Head - 2382 ft./726 m.
- Dale Head - 2471 ft./753 m.
- Dove Crag - 2603 ft./793 m.
- Esk Pike - 2903 ft./885 m.
- Fairfield - 2864 ft./873 m.
- Glaramara - 2569 ft./783 m.
- Grasmoor - 2791 ft./851 m.
- Great End - 2985 ft./910 m.
- Great Gable - 2949 ft./899 m.
- Grey Friar - 2536 ft./773 m.
- Grisedale Pike - 2595 ft./791 m.
- Harrison Stickle - 2403 ft./736 m.
- Hart Crag - 2698 ft./822 m.
- Harter Fell - 2552 ft./778 m.
- Helvellyn - 3117 ft./950 m.
- High Stile - 2648 ft./807 m.
- High Street - 2718 ft./828 m.
- Melbreak - 1679 ft./512 m.
- Napes Needle - 2200 ft./671 m.
- Pillar - 2926 ft./892 m.
- Red Screes - 2541 ft./774 m.
- Scafell - 3162 ft./964 m.
- Scafell Pike - 3209 ft./978 m.
- Skiddaw - 3054 ft./931 m.
- Skiddaw Little Man - 2837 ft./865 m.
- Swirl How - 2631 ft./802 m.
- The Old Man Of Coniston - 2633 ft./803 m.