The Lake District is England’s largest national park and was established in 1951 it covers an area of 2,292 square kilometres with Englands highest point, Scafell Pike, standing at 978 metres. From the summit of Scafell Pike the view ranges from the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland to Snowdonia in Wales. The Lake District also contains the deepest and longest lakes in England; Wastwater and Windermere. Those looking for a challenge should be suitably catered for with the Lakeland Fells, as made famous by rambler and cartographer Alfred Wainwright. These include some of the highest peaks and scrambles in England: Scafell Pike (978 metres), Great Gable (965 metres), Helvellyn (951 metres), Striding Edge, Sharp Edge arete, Great Langdales, Old Man of Coniston and Skiddaw (931 metres). It is easily reached from all parts of the UK, 5 hours from the southern England.