Scafell Pike is England's tallest mountain making it a magnet for climbers and sightseers alike.

In the heart of the Lake District, thousands flock to Seathwaite to test themselves on what is considered one of the toughest 'three peaks' despite being the shortest.

People from all walks of life are attracted to Cumbria's crown jewel and take in the majestic sights from above and indeed below.

However, one hiker believes Scafell Pike is too windy, cold, and has 'dead views'.

Previous gripes include a lack of coffee shops at the top, but complaining about wind atop a 3209ft mountain is something else entirely.

"The view when you finally get to the top 700000 hours later is dead"

Writing on TripAdvisor, a user called Nick wrote: "Been up like three times now, even decided it would be a good idea to do the ‘corridor route’ every time which sounds thrilling but it’s not. Halfway up I’m just thinking why do I do this to myself, what’s the point in this.

"And the view when you finally get to the top 700000 hours later is dead, can’t even see your freezing hands in front of your face. And it’s windy too, oh and if it hails that’s fun as well as it feels like pins piercing your skin continuously.

"Oh and then there’s always that k****** that waltz’s past you in short shorts and says the dreaded ‘almost there’ haha, sod offfffff! Clapped mountain.

"But will probably do it again for some odd peculiar reason, maybe even in winter again just for even more pain and absolutely zero gains."

"Beautiful scenes" "Beautiful scenery"

The remote and scenic valley of Wasdale lies immediately to the west of Scafell Pike, and many people start the climb from here.

This area rarely generates complaints: "We parked near The Inn pub at Wasdale Head, and started. It’s beautiful scenery and the waterfalls you see just are an added bonus," said another TripAdvisor user.

At the heart of the Wasdale Valley lies Wast Water, England’s deepest lake at 258 feet deep. Again, complaints are uncommon.

Another visitor said: "Beautiful scenes. There are little pools near the bottom that you can plunge in after your hike. Don’t underestimate this mountain".

Perhaps Nick's experience may have been sullied by one of the wettest Augusts in British history.