Through the Yorkshire Dales to Scafell Pike

A westward road trip through a historic landscape, ending up in England’s Lake District National Park and an early home of rock climbing

AFTER Helmsley, I drove westward through Yorkshire and across the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the town of Kendal, the gateway to the Lake District National Park, which is in a western region named Cumbria. At the heart of the Lake District, along with numerous lakes, is Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.