In the heart of the Caldbeck fells is High Pike, the most northern peak in the lakes standing over 2000ft. This is a summit worth climbing as when you reach the top you will have wonderful views north of the Solway Firth and Scottish border hills. Isolated from the rest of the Lake District by Blencathra and Skiddaw, this tranquil area is pure bliss for anyone wanting to escape the crowds of tourists found in the central lake peaks.
On the northern slopes of this fell, you can see evidence of the past mines which were used to get minerals from the 16th Century until when the last mine closed in 1966. As you venture up the fell, you can see evidence of all the old mine shafts.
High Pike is part of a group of fells behind Skiddaw and Blencathra, known as `Back O' Skiddaw'. These fells provide a brilliant mix of walks linking up High Pike to many other great peaks such as Carrock Fell, Knott and Little Calva.