The number of blog entries has dwindled a little in recent times and there's been a few reasons for this. Firstly, we haven't had enough spare time. Secondly, I've been busy putting the finishing touches to a new guidebook I wrote covering the Costa Blanca area of Spain, read more about it on the Cicerone website
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Back to Scafell Pike and the Lakeland mountains. The summer has blessed us with many sunny days and this has been perfect for spending time in the mountains. Many many people have been doing so and it's great to see. Many choose Scafell Pike without realising there are other mountain walks available nearby and this is always worth considering, as Lingmell and Scafell are just next door to the mighty 'Pike and much quieter whilst still offering wonderful views and a great day out.
But of course for many it's about reaching the top of England, the highest summit, the rocky one, the mighty one, the 'big hill' - Scafell Pike. And we're here to help you achieve that.
At the weekend I was guiding a family to the summit of Scafell Pike and they were doing this as a fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation. They all wore the BHF t-shirts and this proved to be very helpful as they received donations from fellow walkers during the day. This isn't something I've seen often and was uplifting to see :-)
On another note, the footpath works above Hollow Stones are progressing very well and it looks like a new, improved and wider path will soon be ready for walkers to use. Big thanks to the National Trust workers for doing this seriously tough job.
Thanks for reading, I'm away for some rest now ahead of a busy weekend of guiding on Scafell Pike, including some 3 Peaks challenge support.
And remember, if you're wanting a guide for Scafell Pike or any other Lakeland mountain, please do get in touch.
Mark & Kate