Hiking & Wild Camping

Sheffield pike wild camp

Sheffield pike stands proud at 2214 feet above Glenridding in the English lake district. The old gillside lead mine below was once a booming industry and one of the advanced mines for its time. Me and Jeff Met up at the royal hotel in Dockray where our walk starts. We made our way across the edge of watermillock common taking in the magnificent views of Ullswater.

A view of ullswater from spying how
Ullswater from Bells knot

we eventually got to scot crag where we take the balcony route around the base of clencoyne head and up onto Sheffield pike itself. It was a cold day and there were patches of ice on the paths especially on the balcony route so care was taken on walking these paths.

Standing on scot crag

It wasn’t long before we had our tents set up and were looking at the marvellous views over Ullswater.

While I was looking for a decent spot to pitch I set my camera up for some time-lapse recording. What i didn’t no at the time was a bug crawling around and actually managed to get it on camera without even knowing. I have never seen anything like it. I have been told its possibly a water scorpion. So if anyone knows what it is then please leave a comment in the comment box below.

A water scorpion
Here is the footage of the bug i caught on camera.

It was late by the time we got our pitches sorted but the lights from Penrith and Patterdale were amazing. It got darker and thought it was time to get my camera out so I could get some night shots of the tents and stars

Pitched on top of Sheffield Pike
View of Ullswater from Sheffield pike summit

In the morning we had an amazing display of low cloud dancing around and evaporating of the hill. I managed to get some beautiful time-lapses which you can see in the full video below

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Hi folks Born in the northeast of England and a lover of our natural world. My passions are hiking, walking, wildcamping, hunting, survival, bushcraft. Many folks think im crazy and some envy me for the adventures i get up to..... but i always say. "DONT DREAM IT. LIVE IT.

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