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Cold Pike
700m (2297ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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106th highest in England,
174th in England & Wales

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133rd highest in England,
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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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Walk c279 The Oxendale Horseshoe from The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 10ml (16km)
Ascent:4,007ft (1,221m)
Time:7½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 7 Icon (Hard)

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

Ian Ashton walked up Cold Pike on January 27th, 2024 [with] Solo

Martyn Atherton climbed Cold Pike on March 13th, 2022 [from/via/route] c279 Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags [with] Self [weather] Dry & cloudy

Richard Marchant bagged Cold Pike on September 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Parked at Wrynose Pass & walked North straight up to Red Tarn & up on to Cold Pike & the walked back the same route. [with] On my Own [weather] Clear day with little or no breeze.

John Tippins hiked Cold Pike on July 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Route C279 from go4awalk.com reduced for just Pike of Blisco & Cold Pike [with] With Afia, Zahra and Farah [weather] Forecast didn't look promising. Low cloud & light drizzzle on & off for most of the day. With wind chill made for cold hands. Clouds cleared late afternoon to bring sunshine & it got very warm.

Christine Shepherd summited Cold Pike on April 16th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Great Langdale using walk c279 Repeated this walk solo but adding on Little Stand,(which I omitted first time), on 30.07.2015. Climbed again on 6.9.21 Climbed again in heavy rain & a strong wind on 2.7.22 with H4TH [with] My friend Jenny [weather] Bright & 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 & just before a large cairn followed a clear path on the left to the summit.

Geoff Hand conquered Cold Pike on June 15th, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c279 The Oxendale Round from the Old Dungeon Ghyl up Pike of Blisco, Cold Pike, Graet Knott, Little Stand, Crinkle crags & back by The Band. [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Beautiful sunny day, got burnt to a crisp! - Went a little bit wrong at first & went too clos to Blea Tarn. Tess was attacked by a dog who fortunately had a muzzle on otherwise it could have been a mess. Lovely memory of Swallows swooping over a flower meadow on the way back.

Pete George scaled Cold Pike on May 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Roco [weather] Pleasant. Clear on summit

Kevin Foster walked up Cold Pike 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 & 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 & I'll make sure I pick a better day for it!

Christina Lander climbed Cold Pike 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 bagged Cold Pike 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 hiked Cold Pike 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 & 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 summited Cold Pike on September 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Started out with blue skies & a spring in my step - more rock climbing than the guide would give you an indication of - bagged with Crinkle Crags & Cold Pike [with] Chris Hamer [weather] Started off sunny & 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 & where we were to go. To the coastline & the Isle of Man with views to Windermere.

Richard Marshall conquered Cold Pike 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 scaled Cold Pike 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 & on to complete the Crinkle Grags. Returned to Cold Pike & dropped down to Red Tarn Moss & picked the same path as we started the walk to Three Shire Stone. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Diane Bellinger walked up Cold Pike on September 18th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wrynose Pass [with] Theresa

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

Andrew Johnson bagged Cold Pike on February 5th, 2020 [from/via/route] Old DG [with] Ted [weather] Cleared to blue skies at some points, Snow on top with some hail

Penelope Twemlow hiked Cold Pike on July 31st, 2019 [from/via/route] From Pike o' Blisco & then back down to Oxendaale [with] My little ones, James, Lucy, Thea and Felix [weather] Overcast, a bit drizzly at times & one small bout of heavy rain. Mostly dry

Paul Macey summited Cold Pike on June 19th, 2019 [from/via/route] Langdale via crinkle crags [with] Luke Macey [weather] dry some sun

Elaine Evans conquered Cold Pike on April 25th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wrynose Pass followed road up to Three Shires Stone then left the road to take the path up to Red Tarn & Cold Pike, descended to Red Tarn then up to Pike O' Blisco before taking a direct route back to Wrynose Pass. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Dry, windy at times. - Back to car just in time before the hailstones & thunder & lightening. Could have taken an alternative route onto Cold Pike for a circular walk - lesson to check map instead of relying on sign posts alone!

Nick Dobson scaled Cold Pike on May 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] Three shires stone Wrynose pass, to Pike O'Blisco then On to Cold Pike. [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] bright & sunny with excellent views. - scenery magnificent, making the next visit to do Crinkle Crags, a no brainer

Craig Steeland walked up Cold Pike on November 26th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Three Shires Stone in Wrynose Pass. [with] Sue [weather] Sunny with no wind & unseasonably warm.

David Watson climbed Cold Pike on August 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Sunny

Vic Royle bagged Cold Pike on June 15th, 2018 [from/via/route] Day-tripper with Pike O Bliscoe [with] Team Wiggle [weather] Soft like lenor - Aspirational families, sponsoring donkeys at Nailsworth, broken tooth last peak pre Italian Wedding Job - VR did not lose 60k - she was robbed & is not crazy!!!

Phillip Bulley hiked Cold Pike on May 7th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Pike O Blisco [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny & very warm.

Darren Wilson summited Cold Pike on June 15th, 2015 [from/via/route] Cockley Beck, Ulpha Fell, Little Stand, Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Hard Knott [with] lone walk [weather] Beautiful summers day

Simon Myerscough conquered Cold Pike on December 28th, 2006 [from/via/route] C279 [weather] Snowing & cloudy - low visibility

Louis Smith scaled Cold Pike on December 27th, 2017 [weather] snow on top

Julie Ross walked up Cold Pike on October 25th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] John and mike

Tracey Cowell climbed Cold Pike on August 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Three Shire Stones/cold pike/pike o blisco [with] Andrew Foster and Billy Foster [weather] Cloudy & windy on summits

Simon Boddy bagged Cold Pike on June 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Warm & sunny

Dave Eyes hiked Cold Pike on April 24th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Gill car park [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Windy, Hail, Sunny - long day - back at car by 8.35pm almost 7000ft of ascent according to the gps

Chris Sheard summited Cold Pike on July 10th, 2013 [from/via/route] From Crinkle Crags [with] George 2 Martins & Damien [weather] Misty on top but very humid & warm - MM Missed the gully ascent we came for. Just walked off & effectively made us follow - don't like that attitude

Anthony Scott conquered Cold Pike on May 5th, 2017 [from/via/route] Three counties stone on Hardknott Pass [with] me [weather] Glorious! Blue sky, fresh cool wind, 14 degrees - With Pike O Blisco too

Mark Davidson scaled Cold Pike on August 2nd, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny & warm - fantastic

Joanne Mcgawley walked up Cold Pike on July 6th, 2016 [with] Rich [weather] No Visibility & Damp! - 8.8 miles

Charlie Housley climbed Cold Pike on June 3rd, 2016 [from/via/route] Parked up at The Three Shires Stone & followed the path over Rough Crags. [with] Solo. [weather] Glorious sunshine & not a cloud in sight.

Rob Cheshire has bagged Cold Pike [from/via/route] From Three Shire Stone. [with] Solo [weather] Overcast, with very low cloud blowing in as I reached the top.

David Noble hiked Cold Pike on July 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] ODG Rosset Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike & Pike O Blisco [with] Solo [weather] Dry/Sunny

Leon Harvey summited Cold Pike on July 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Langsdale [with] Solo [weather] Strong Wind & lower cloud - 9hr Hike

Jan Dixon conquered Cold Pike on June 5th, 2015 [from/via/route] Wrynose Pass [with] Anya and Tia [weather] Windy, overcast but mild

Keith Eastman scaled Cold Pike on July 15th, 2014 [from/via/route] c279

Kevin Parnham walked up Cold Pike on July 12th, 2014 [from/via/route] pike o blisco & red tarn [with] Jo [weather] generally bright & sunny - couldn,t find path from red tarn so made our own way up

Bella Wella climbed Cold Pike on June 19th, 2014 [with] Sally, Rose, Paul, Ann & Andy

Marcus Bradshaw bagged Cold Pike on June 19th, 2014 [from/via/route] langdlae campsite . pike o Blisco & cold pike [with] marcus [weather] Sunny - England went out of the World Cup

Keith Evans hiked Cold Pike on June 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] ODG. Did this as a continuation of Esk Pike walk c371 onto walk c279 [with] John Mawson [weather] mixed cloud & sunny - Came down off Crinkle Crags onto Cold Pike

Doug Martin summited Cold Pike on April 2nd, 2014 [from/via/route] Three Shires Stone on Wrynose Pass [with] Mark & JC [weather] Murky but good

Clive Ward conquered Cold Pike on March 30th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wrynose Pass. Pike O'Blisco (mistake) then Crinkle Crags [with] On my own. [weather] Hazy sunshine, little wind. Great - Reached 17 degrees by time back at car

Raymond Barnett scaled Cold Pike on September 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] langdale [with] self [weather] mist

Christine Knowles walked up Cold Pike on July 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] From Blea Tarn over Pike o'Blisco [with] Graham [weather] Beautiful. - Very quiet hill, but worth it.

Harry Meijer climbed Cold Pike on April 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel,Great Langdale [with] The Lake District Walker

Dale Verrall bagged Cold Pike on May 20th, 2012 [from/via/route] Langdales - Walk number C279 [with] Les & Amber [weather] Lovely day

Iain Taylor hiked Cold Pike on April 22nd, 2011 [from/via/route] Wrynose Pass (NY 28011 02857)

Darren Mortimer summited Cold Pike on October 27th, 2012 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Bloody cold but nice & sunny

Chris Bramley conquered Cold Pike on August 5th, 2012 [from/via/route] With Jaqueline & Blake & a "disco"

John Hoban scaled Cold Pike on September 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] Wrynose Pass [weather] Shorts & T-shirt

David Hallam, Mr M A Blanchard, Jenny Godfrey, Patrick Rogozinski, Andrew Martin, Iain Ballard, Clare Houlihan, Michael Austin, Angela Moroney, Melanie Dunn, David Kelley, Louise Sandwith, John Walter, David Shaw, Amanda Hinds, Jonathan Tobin, Craig Lewis, Elaine Grayson, Matthew Thomas, David Kelley, David Butterfield, Patricia Dilley, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Phil Clark, Steve Frank, Peter Clark, Paul Booth, Ian Thomas, Tracey Cordes, Rod Cove, David Buttress, Linda Mckeogh, Paul Henderson, Trevor Williams, John Kendall, John Cuthbert, Patrick Buckland, Stephen Millington, Rob Barklamb, Andy Nicholls, Adam Shewry, Jeanette Coward, Jacqui Smith, Sam Mercer, Ray O'hara and Steve Davenport have all walked, climbed & bagged Cold Pike.

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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)

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)

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Cold Pike from the summit of Little Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (19)

Cold Pike summit cairn

Cold Pike summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (494)

Crinkle Crags and Great Knott from Cold Pike

Crinkle Crags and Great Knott from Cold Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (159)

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Cold Pike (left) and Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) from the summit of Great Carrs

Photo: Ian Gaylard (21)

Cold Pike from Great Knott summit

Cold Pike from Great Knott summit

Photo: Alan Wainwright (161)

*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)

Cold Pike, Little Stand and Browney Gill from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Cold Pike, Little Stand and Browney Gill from Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco)

Photo: Tim Hope (104)

Crinkle Crags from the summit cairn on Cold Pike

Crinkle Crags from the summit cairn on Cold Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (158)

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)

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)

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)


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