We’ve picked out some of the Lake District’s highlights; the places that will linger long in the memory after a pilgrimage is made to them. If you’re planning a long walk through the park, it’s worth considering including a few of these in your route
In no particular order…
 Sharp Edge, Blencathra
The more severe of the Saddleback’s two scrambly ridges and a fantastic adventure with a wonderful outlook over Scales Tarn.
 Castlerigg, Stone Circle
“Perhaps the most atmospheric and dramatically sited of all British stone circles, with panoramic views and the mountains of Helvellyn and High Seat as a backdrop,” say English Heritage.
 Aira Force
The prettiest waterfall in the Lake District? Quite possibly.
 View to Skiddaw from Ashness Bridge
Definitely one to get your camera out for. Click here for our great route that takes this in.
 Scale Force
The tallest waterfall in the National Park, with a single drop of 170 ft, and two others of around 20ft.
 Pillar Rock
Probably where Cumbria’s rock climbing habit first began.
 Blacmoss Pot
Lakeland’s natural swimming pool.
 Priest’s Hole
A cave hidden among the crags on the slopes of Dove Crag.
 High Street
A fell named after the Roman road that connected forts near Penrith and Ambleside.
 Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable
Erected by the Westmorland brothers in 1876 to mark what they believed to be the finest view in the Lakes, out to Wasdale.
 Napes Needle and Sphinx Rock
The iconic outcrops of Great Gable.
 Piers Gill
A deeply carved ravine on the slopes of Lingmell, carved from a stream that starts high on the Scafells.
 Angle Tarn
A beautiful little pool that “ranks amongst the best of Lakeland tarns” according to Wainwright, and “the crowning glory of the (Angletarn) Pikes”.
 Jack’s Rake
Classic scrambling route to the summit of Pavey Ark.
 Great Slab, Bowfell
A dramatic tilted sheet of rock at Flat Crags near the summit of Bow Fell.
 Upper Eskdale
A wild and remote area below the Scafells.
 Cathedral Cave
GR: NY 314029
Network of quarries above Little Langdale, with a main chamber around 12m high, lit by two windows.
 Eskdale Needle
A pinnacle of rock overlooking the valley, also known as the Steeple.
 Hardknott Roman Fort
The dramatically sited fort founded under Hadrian’s rule in the 2nd Century.
 Lil Ratty
Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow-gauge railway: a wet weather option to take you to the coast.
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