A featured fell is my way of studying each fell in turn and recording thoughts and observations.
A member of the "Fairfield Horseshoe" group of fells, Low Pike is popular with horseshoers, but also short-walkers from Ambleside and simply Low-Pikers who have a box to tick.
The above photo was taken from the walk along the back road between Rothay Park and Rydal. Low Pike is one of the few fells in Wainwright's Guides that has a described ascent without a distance indicated, although those good with figures can look at High Pike, see that HP's summit is 4 miles from Ambleside and the ridge route between the two is two thirds of a mile.
Low Pike Summit Approach
Here's a well-worn path. I've been studying the Wainwright and the path appears to be on the other side of the wall. Not to worry.
High Pike from Low Pike
What a wall! Just try to picture the men (sorry ladies, it's an assumption) building this barrier.
16th February 2014
Where: Eastern In view from Ambleside and Rydal.
Suggested Route: Wainwright's High Pike 3.
My Frequency: Five
Whilst You're There: High Pike.
Someone Else's View: Steve Proctor's walk of 17th September 2010
Walk Dates: with links to Reports (on this website) where applicable:
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010 ©