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Bonscale Pike
524m (1720ft)

The Far Eastern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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(No. 162)

Walk Bonscale Pike walking UK Mountains in The Far Eastern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria, England

Bonscale Pike Summit

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Walk c134 Wether Hill and Loadpot Hill from Howtown

Fine views from less visited fells

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:2,283ft (696m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c283 Arthur's Pike and Loadpot Hill from Howtown

One of the best views in the Lake District

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,994ft (608m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 6 Icon (Moderate)
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Walk c112 Bonscale Pike and Wether Hill from Howtown

A big 'bag' full of Wainwrights

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:2,736ft (834m)
Time:6.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Bonscale Pike Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Bonscale Pike

John Ramsbottom walked up Bonscale Pike on January 28th, 2024 [from/via/route] St Peters Church Howton [with] Lola [weather] Windy, but mild for time of year - No pub this time . Being good. Over night camp on Barton fell

Andrew Thornton climbed Bonscale Pike on August 8th, 2023 [from/via/route] Troutbeck [with] Jenny [weather] Overcast - Very steep at first. Long finish. Drink at the Howtown pub.

Jon Floyd bagged Bonscale Pike on July 26th, 2023 [weather] Clear day

Simon Myerscough hiked Bonscale Pike on July 21st, 2023 [from/via/route] C112 - Martindale Church [with] Joanne [weather] Drizzle to start with then clouds diminished & sun came out - no sun cream!!

Steve Lucas summited Bonscale Pike on November 27th, 2021 [with] On my own

Tim Winn conquered Bonscale Pike on March 24th, 2023 [from/via/route] Martindale church [with] Barry, Paul and Roger [weather] Sunny

Martin Hartshorne scaled Bonscale Pike on February 9th, 2023 [with] finley [weather] Blue skies & clouds clear on the top, freezing wind

Christine Shepherd walked up Bonscale Pike on March 19th, 2010 [from/via/route] Walked from Howtown using walk c112 [with] Jenny [weather] Changeable - Climbed again on a lovely day, 24.7.20 using the same route. I enjoy this route & it seemed a good one to do on a clear January day. 30.1.23

Ian Ashton climbed Bonscale Pike on January 28th, 2023 [from/via/route] With Jph [with] Solo [weather] Snow

Neil Heywood bagged Bonscale Pike on July 9th, 2022 [from/via/route] Howtown [with] logan Heywood [weather] Mixed

Richard Marchant hiked Bonscale Pike on March 20th, 2022 [with] On my own

Adrian Howard summited Bonscale Pike on November 19th, 2021 [from/via/route] From Roehead to Arthur's Pike, onto Bonscale Pike taking in Heughscar Hill on way back.

Paul Ward conquered Bonscale Pike on August 13th, 2021 [from/via/route] Started from Howtown Hotel Bonscale Pike, [with] Jamie [weather] Dry, overcast with strong winds on tops.

John Bryers scaled Bonscale Pike on May 11th, 2018 [from/via/route] Walked from St. Peter's church up front of Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, Rest Dodd & The Nab dropping back into Bannerdale & road back to church. [with] With Mya my faithful 12 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Weather sunny to start, slight wind on ridges with light rain at times ending with some warm sunshine.

Simon Burgess walked up Bonscale Pike on November 28th, 2020 [from/via/route] Via Swarth Fell & then onwards to Arthur' s Pike [with] Solo [weather] Clear morning

Christina Lander climbed Bonscale Pike on October 15th, 2020 [from/via/route] St Peter's Church, Martindale - Hallin Fell - Bonscale Pike - Arthur's Pike - Loadpot Hill - Wether Hill - St Martin's Church - St Peter's Church [with] Dick [weather] Mostly bright & sunny, clouded over at times - A bit of a drive from our cottage at High Ireby, & the journey was made longer by Pooley Bridge being closed

David Butterfield bagged Bonscale Pike on September 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Helton Fell [weather] Sunny

Richard Marshall hiked Bonscale Pike on July 18th, 2020 [from/via/route] C112 [with] Bo and Steve Simcock [weather] Wet & misty at first. Sunny & bright later

Andrew Johnson summited Bonscale Pike on December 3rd, 2019 [from/via/route] Howtown [with] Ted [weather] Blue skies

Paul Macey conquered Bonscale Pike on June 16th, 2019 [with] Luke Macey [weather] Windy light rain

Michael Nolan scaled Bonscale Pike on February 4th, 2019 [from/via/route] Howtown [with] Morag [weather] Wet

Phillip Bulley walked up Bonscale Pike on July 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Via Melguards [with] Judith and Ruby. [weather] Cloudy. No visibility.

Beth Webster climbed Bonscale Pike on May 29th, 2017 [with] Hannah phillips & Cocoa

Simon Boddy bagged Bonscale Pike on June 18th, 2017 [from/via/route] Helton common [with] My girlfriend [weather] Very warm & sunny

Chris Sheard hiked Bonscale Pike on June 20th, 2010 [from/via/route] Up from howtown with George. [with] With Georgen [weather] Lovely day. Stopped at Whinney crag for great views - Slight Nav error near end - relaxed too much

John Tippins summited Bonscale Pike on April 13th, 2016 [from/via/route] Hartsop [with] Solo [weather] The day started sunny, but soon complete cloud cover, with outbreaks of sunshine. Not that windy on top, but occasionally chilly.

Elaine Evans conquered Bonscale Pike on February 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] Parked at Roehead, long slow ascent via Roman Road to summit of Loadpot Hill, returned via Bonscale Pike & Arthur's Pike. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Initially damp & foggy, cleared as day progressed but remained overcast, occasional spot of rain but not cold. - Probably one of the more gentle uncomplicated walks in the lake district fells.

Mark Davidson scaled Bonscale Pike on February 4th, 2005 [with] Mike [weather] Bit grim - low cloud & rainy. It was February though!

Adrian Sherriff walked up Bonscale Pike on September 15th, 2016 [from/via/route] c112

Richard Fulcher climbed Bonscale Pike on May 6th, 2016 [from/via/route] Howtown [with] Dave Jobling [weather] Beautiful. Blue skies, hazy, little wind, no rain - c112

Colin Egan bagged Bonscale Pike on April 23rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Ascent from Howtown [with] My wife Faith [weather] Cold but sunny, wind cold on top, actual temp 2 C but feels colder - Very small fell but tough ascent. No clear path towards top of flank made it harder

Anthony Scott hiked Bonscale Pike on April 21st, 2016 [from/via/route] Howtown [weather] Perfect! Blue skies & warm - Combination of walks c112/c134 & c283. Would not recommend doing clockwise as ascent up Bonscale very steep.

Dave Eyes summited Bonscale Pike on May 2nd, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked from carpark just after Howtown [with] Christine Eyes, Kath and Kevin Horry [weather] Dull Day - low cloud

John Nicholson conquered Bonscale Pike on April 4th, 2016 [from/via/route] c112 - Bonscale Pike & Wether Hill from Howtown. See Arthurs Pike for full detail

Charlie Housley scaled Bonscale Pike on March 15th, 2016 [from/via/route] From Loadpot Hill along the ridge. [with] Daz, Candy and Roxy. [weather] Glorious.

Victoria Bates walked up Bonscale Pike on February 20th, 2016 [from/via/route] Howtown - directly up from mellguards :/ [with] Mark

Tony Rogerson climbed Bonscale Pike on May 17th, 2009 [from/via/route] Howtown & Arthur's Pike [with] Maureen [weather] High cloud

Doug Martin bagged Bonscale Pike on March 12th, 2008 [with] Harry & Ros - Bob had to drop short of final hill. Walk back across Loadpot hill very hard on ankles. [weather] Good

David Fearn hiked Bonscale Pike on June 25th, 2015 [from/via/route] From the Howtown Hotel, using walk c112. [with] Alone [weather] Rain & Low Level Cloud. - Walked from Howtown Hotel, along low level path crossing Swarthbeck Gill at low level, ascended to the ridge via Arthurs Pike, went onto Bonscale Pike fantastic views of Ullswater, mist came down after reaching summit considered retracing my steps but went on. Continued to Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill & finally Steel Knotts. Descended to Howtown Hotel.

Les Wrightson summited Bonscale Pike on June 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] HOWTOWN C112 [with] WORK MATES [weather] DRY - NICE WALK

Christine Knowles conquered Bonscale Pike on June 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Howtown via Hallin, Pikeawassa, Wether Hill, Loadpot & Arthur's Pike [with] Graham [weather] Cloudy

Craig Steeland scaled Bonscale Pike on April 20th, 2015 [from/via/route] From car park above Howtown [with] On my own [weather] Cool, dry & partly sunny - Went up directly which was a tough scramble on faint paths up a grassy hillside

David Noble walked up Bonscale Pike on March 31st, 2015 [from/via/route] Howtown [with] Jack [weather] 70mph plus winds, hail, rain, snow & some sunshine her & there what a day - Great views as you crest the hill to the summit of the Eastern fells

Nick Dobson climbed Bonscale Pike on October 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] Hillcroft Pooley Bridge [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] overcast

Simon Neilson-Clark bagged Bonscale Pike on October 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] Howton up Steel Wetherhill Loadspot Hill then this & Arthurs Pike [with] Mrs H [weather] Sunshine Great views - Just seen Alex at Uni when we drove up 2 hours to Howton The walk was in glorious sunshine with the high point being Loadspot Hill This one was down the shoulder from that & then on to Arthurs Pike Great views of Ullswater with all the sailing boats & stream ferries

Darren Wilson hiked Bonscale Pike on November 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] Askham, Heughscar Hill, Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill [with] Crabs

Kevin Parnham summited Bonscale Pike on September 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] Via Arthur's Pike [with] Jo [weather] cloudy & rather cool

Jill Dean conquered Bonscale Pike on March 29th, 2014 [with] Grez

Mark Cummins scaled Bonscale Pike on August 27th, 2010 [with] Sue, Tasha and Jess - Walk with Sue, Tasha & Jess. Very steep at start but worth the slog to the top of Bonscale Pike as the other three summits are achieved via an easy romp across the grassy ridge. Lovely day with a picnic at the top. Well earned pint of bitter when I got back to the caravan site.

John Almond walked up Bonscale Pike on August 4th, 2014 [from/via/route] go4awalk c112 - Bonscale Pike & Wether Hill from Howtown. Via Arthur's Pike [weather] lovely sunny evening

Keith Eastman climbed Bonscale Pike on June 17th, 2014 [from/via/route] c112

Harry Meijer bagged Bonscale Pike on August 13th, 2014 [from/via/route] Howtown [with] Private Guided Walk The Lake District Walker

David Baines hiked Bonscale Pike on May 13th, 2009 [from/via/route] Park Foot Caravan Site [with] Alone [weather] Windy,sunny & showers

Clive Ward summited Bonscale Pike on January 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] See Arthur's Pike

Chris Bramley has conquered Bonscale Pike [from/via/route] Arthurs pike [with] Daz Harry

Martin Hobson scaled Bonscale Pike on October 1st, 2013 [from/via/route] The Eastern Martindale Fells. (GR 436192)

Wayne Baxter walked up Bonscale Pike on June 24th, 2013 [from/via/route] Howtown, Arthur Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill & Steel Knott Howtown [with] Sue [weather] Cloudy & sunny

Dale Verrall climbed Bonscale Pike on September 13th, 2012 [from/via/route] Pooley Bridge to Patterdale [with] Amber [weather] Wet & windy

Iain Taylor bagged Bonscale Pike on January 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Pooley Bridge NY 47879 23620

John Cave hiked Bonscale Pike on October 21st, 2012 [from/via/route] Walk c112 Bonscale Pike & Wether Hill from Howtown [with] Ann

Paul Carmichael summited Bonscale Pike on June 29th, 2012 [with] solo [weather] overcast, windy

Stephen Littlewood conquered Bonscale Pike on June 10th, 2009 [from/via/route] from Howtown

Darren Mortimer scaled Bonscale Pike on November 27th, 2011 [from/via/route] Martindale [with] Dermot Palmer & Richard Johnson [weather] Sunny with galeforce winds

Neil Smith, Patrick Rogozinski, Karen Lythgoe, Dale Sexton, David Hallam, Jane Wilkinson, Michael Austin, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Jenny Godfrey, David Kelley, David Watson, John Grimes, Jo Dixon, Louise Sandwith, David Shaw, John Walter, Louis Smith, Raymond Barnett, Wendy Haycock, Patricia Dilley, Gordon Lee, Simon Duerden, Jonathan Tobin, Steve Frank, Tracey Cowell, Paul Booth, Tracey Cordes, Linda Mckeogh, Darren Gallagher, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, John Cuthbert, Rob Barklamb, Patrick Buckland, Stephen Millington, Andy Nicholls, Jeanette Coward, Jacqui Smith, Ray O'hara, Libby Burns and John Southward have all walked, climbed & bagged Bonscale Pike.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Bonscale Pike

*Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

*Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (82)

Howtown, Ullswater and Bonscale Pike from near Geordie's Crag

Howtown, Ullswater and Bonscale Pike from near Geordie's Crag

Photo: Matt Delemare (11)

Ullswater from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell) with Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike beyond

Ullswater from Yew Crag (Gowbarrow Fell) with Arthur's Pike and Bonscale Pike beyond

Photo: Jamie Magee (10)

Waternook, Howtown and Ullswater with Bonscale Pike beyond from near Geordie's Crag

Waternook, Howtown and Ullswater with Bonscale Pike beyond from near Geordie's Crag

Photo: Matt Delemare (13)


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