The Lake District is one of the most popular areas in Britain, famous for its mountains, forests and lakes offering a peaceful environment with appeal to all ages. Here, within a compact area of less than one thousand square miles, are to be found some of the most challenging and spectacular walking and climbing routes in England and equally a wealth of roadside and elevated locations to satisfy the objectives of even the most demanding artist. Derwentwater is one of my favourite lakes to visit and I have spent many a happy hour on the shore or high on the mountains sketching, painting and just enjoying the views.
Skiddaw, 931m (3,054ft) rises above the lake of Derwentwater. The expansive views from Skiddaw of the lake and its mountains, inspires you to climb all of them.