This post was most recently updated on September 28th, 2018
Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man seem near neighbors when viewed from Scafell Pike. The walk to the pike, the highest mountain in England, is only somewhat challenging, and if your luck holds and the sun shines when you arrive, enjoy breathtaking peeks at your Celtic neighbors.
There are different routes to the top available. Choose the one that best fits your level of climbing competence. Be sure to travel with basic emergency equipment. Scafell Pike is not a place where you are a long way from help, but it is always best to be prepared.
Scafell Pike forms one part of the Three Peaks Challenge, beloved of peripatetic climbers. The other two climbs are Snowdon in Wales and Ben Nevis in Scotland. Collect them all!