To the Roof of England. Historic first filmed walk to the summit of any Lakeland fell and Wainwright's nominated "Greatest fell walk of all "....
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TO THE ROOF OF ENGLAND - Scafell Pike from Borrowdale. ( May 1994; RT. 65m )
A chance to own a unique and increasingly collectable piece of mountain movie history, being the first-ever filmed walk to the summit of any Lakeland fell and Wainwright's nominated "Best Fellwalk." to boot. This classic route of distinction, variety, interest and unsurpassed vistas begins on the cobblestones at Seathwaite, thence heads south beside the babbling infant river Derwent to Stockley Bridge and from there intimately alongside the giant atmospheric water feature that is Grains Gill and up to below Great End's awesome northern crags. The route continues SE, winding its way up to Esk Hause, from where a rising traverse west up through Calf Cove and a sharp turn south at the Long Pike/Great End col, to pass Long Pike, Ill Crag and through the bare jumble of shattered granite blocks that is the Broad Crag boulder field, to drop down to another col, then a final steep clamber to Scafell Pike's substantial summit platform with its embedded war memorial and adjacent triangulation pillar at 977m or 3210ft - the highest ground in England.
Almost luminous evening sunlight is cast upon the adjacent Bowfell and the distant Helvellyn range as we descend.
Taken in rare clear summer conditions affording unrivalled views to all the major Cumbrian fells as well as way down to Wastwater - from the highest mountain to the deepest lake.