Looking back on 2020 it was a strange year. We won't comment on the obvious, but what it did lead to was a year for our website like no other, as you surged outdoors trying to escape the gloom of multiple lockdowns.
Over the course of 2020 our site traffic went up over 1000% and our ViewRanger reviews took a significant leap! So here's our roundup of the most reviewed and popular walks you followed us on in 2020.
1) Stanage Edge
Stanage Edge is a gritstone escarpment in the Peak District, England, famous as a location for climbing.
This walk is a simple ascent up to the top of the edge around and then down back through the valley into Hathersage. Our most reviewed route on Viewranger!
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria.
Scafell Pike is a popular destination for walkers. There is open access to Scafell and the surrounding fells, with many walking and rock climbing routes. The shortest route is from Wasdale Head, about 80 metres above sea level, which is where we start ours too. Over 100,000 people climb Scafell every year, many as part of the National 3 Peaks Challenge.
Whilst nowhere near as tall as some of the surrounding fells, it has fantastic views on all sides across each of the surrounding valleys, looking out across Windemere, Grasmere and Rydal Water. And if anyone is interested in caves, on the eastern end of Loughrigg Terrace are a series of small caves formed by mining (although they are normally full of water).
The fell is easily accessible from all sides and is surrounded by some great transport links so it is easy to get to.
Here's to getting outside in 2021,
James & Adam.