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Cold Pike
701m (2301ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Cold Pike as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
106th highest in England,
173rd in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 88)

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133rd highest in England,
218th in England & Wales

Walk Cold Pike walking UK Mountains in The Southern Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Cold Pike Summit

Photo: Richard Platt

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OS Explorer Map OL6
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Christine Shepherd walked up on April 16th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Great Langdale using walk c279 Climbed again on 6.9.21 [with] My friend Jenny [weather] Bright and windy. - The path to this summit is rather indistinct as most people head straight for Crinkle Crags after Pike o'Blisco. On my second ascent I headed up on the Crinkle Crags Path and just before a large cairn followed a clear path on the left to the summit.

Kevin Foster climbed on July 30th, 2021 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park. [with] By myself. [weather] Light rain, cloud base down, very limited visibility. - The next three tops along the Cold Pike ridge were a bit tricky to locate in mist. But by referring to my phone apps, my OS map and my Nuttalls guide book I was able to confidently bag them all. As Sod's Law dictates, as I returned to the top of the Browney Gill paved path for my long descent back down into Oxendale, the clouds began slowly lifting so that most of Pike o' Blisco was now visible (just the summit itself was still in mist). At least I'm coming back here to do the Crinkles and I'll make sure I pick a better day for it!

Christina Lander bagged on June 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Three Shires Stone - Cold Pike - Three Shires Stone [with] Dick [weather] A beautiful sunny day - First day of our holiday staying at Station House, Troutbeck, Penrith

Michael Nolan hiked on June 1st, 2021 [from/via/route] Wrynose pass [with] Morag the lurcher Lucy Duncan and Ivy the other lurcher [weather] lovely day

Clare Tait summited on September 27th, 2020 [from/via/route] Parked near the Three Shires Stones. Couldn't see how to do it in a mile though as the sign post indicated. Ended up missing the pass across the red moss and going way around from the beginning of Crinkle Crags. But it was a perfect walking day with stunning views. [with] Charlie [weather] Sunshine. - No 57 Wainwright!

Sarah Hamer conquered on September 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Started out with blue skies and a spring in my step - more rock climbing than the guide would give you an indication of - bagged with Crinkle Crags and Cold Pike [with] Chris Hamer [weather] Started off sunny and 15 degrees - wind at the top which is to be expected but not enough to be an issue - The views from Crinkle Crags were just SPECTACULAR - seeing where we had been and where we were to go. To the coastline and the Isle of Man with views to Windermere.

Richard Marshall scaled on August 26th, 2020 [from/via/route] From ODG [with] Bo and Roxy [weather] WarmSunny/Cloudy little bit of drizzle In the afternoon

Wayne Baxter walked up on August 24th, 2020 [from/via/route] From the Three Shire Stone, upto High Teighton How, Red Tarn to Pike of Blisco. Return to Red Tarn, Great Knott and on to complete the Crinkle Grags. Returned to Cold Pike and dropped down to Red Tarn Moss and picked the same path as we started the walk to Three Shire Stone. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Diane Bellinger climbed on September 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wrynose Pass [with] Theresa

Richard Banks bagged on March 14th, 2020 [from/via/route] Langdale [weather] Dreadful

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

Cold Pike summit cairn

Cold Pike summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (494)

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (19)

Crinkle Crags from the summit cairn on Cold Pike

Crinkle Crags from the summit cairn on Cold Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (158)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right)  from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

*Loft Crag (foreground far left), Lingmoor, Blea Tarn, Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco), Cold Pike and Crinkle Crags (featuring Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Gunson Knott) (mid-distance left to right) and Wetherlam, Great Carrs and Grey Friar (far-distance centre to right) from the summit of Pike of Stickle (Langdale Pikes)

Photo: Tim Hope (42)

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

From left to right: Slight Side and Sca Fell, Mickledore, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Cold Pike, Little Stand and finally the shoulder of Grey Friar from the summit of Hard Knott

Photo: Colin Jenkins (31)

Cold Pike and Cold Pike (West Top) from the cairn on the summit of Cold Pike (Far West Top)

Cold Pike and Cold Pike (West Top) from the cairn on the summit of Cold Pike (Far West Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (165)

Crinkle Crags and Great Knott from Cold Pike

Crinkle Crags and Great Knott from Cold Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (159)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and Red Tarn (Langdale) from the summit of Cold Pike

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) and Red Tarn (Langdale) from the summit of Cold Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (157)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (left), Cold Pike (centre) from the summit of Cold Pike (West Top)

Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) (left), Cold Pike (centre) from the summit of Cold Pike (West Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (163)

Little Stand (back) and Cold Pike (Far West Top) from Cold Pike (West Top)

Little Stand (back) and Cold Pike (Far West Top) from Cold Pike (West Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (164)


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