High Pike is one of the most northerly of all the Lake District fells, and is quite simply a lovely place to walk. I wouldn't say this is likely to be as deserted as some places, but you'll generally find High Pike and its surroundings much quieter than the more central touristy areas of the Lakes. If it is seclusion you're after, then you can easily spend hours on your own exploring the areas of pathless fellside and the streams and becks running between the many short grassy ridges around here. There is an obvious steepness in parts of this area when you wander away from the paths, although in general, the fell itself has a nice gentle feel to it.
Normally I'd say the actual summit of a fell is nothing more than the highest point, and so what about it. This on the other hand is perhaps one of the exceptions. Not only does High Pike have a summit shelter, it also has a stone seat which offers a little luxury as you eat your sandwiches. The cherry on the top of this cake however, is the information on top of the trig point. A circular metal plate has direction lines engraved into it indicating the distance to various other places. It doesn't sound too thrilling I know, but I can't believe anyone would look at it and not have a "I'd never have thought that" moment.
As with many of the other fells, High Pike is regularly twinned with one of its neighbours to make a walk with multiple fells. In this case the twin being Carrock Fell. The route between the two is easy to follow and surprisingly level, but you should know it does hold a heck of a lot of water along the way.