The very best of the Langdale Pikes
James Forrest explores the very best of the Langdale Pikes in a long – but glorious – day of hiking.
The Lake District National Park is a place that is at the heart of English countryside. It contains 19 major lakes, has the tallest mountain in England (Scafell Pike at 978m), the deepest lake in Wastwater and the longest lake in Windermere. The dramatic scenery of the Lake District is credited with inspiring writers and poets such as Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats.
It's size and location means there are a huge number of activities available to visitors both on and off the lakes. The town of Keswick provides a hub for many visitors to the Lake District. It's traditional high street and ever-changing lake views make is a great place to visit or stay.