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Esk Pike
885m (2904ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


Record Esk Pike as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
13th highest in England,
33rd in England & Wales

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(No. 11)

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16th highest in England,
38th in England & Wales

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

Esk Pike Summit

Photo: David Hayter

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

John Tippins walked up Esk Pike on October 25th, 2022 [from/via/route] From the Old Dungeon Ghyll [with] Alone [weather] Dry most of the day, even a bit of sunshine. Some light rain around lunchtime, warm by mid-afteroon. Winds much lighter than recently, but also colder, maybe the fact that I was higher.

Martyn Atherton climbed Esk Pike on March 12th, 2022 [from/via/route] c371 Rosset Pike, Esk Pike & Bowfell From Langdale [with] Self [weather] Wet at first then dry & misty

Ian Ashton bagged Esk Pike on November 13th, 2021 [with] Solo

Geoff Hand hiked Esk Pike on March 23rd, 2022 [from/via/route] Walk c371 Rossett Pike, Esk Pike & Bowfell [with] Alone with Tess [weather] Glorious sunny & warm day (ridiculous for this time of year!) - Lovely walk up Mickleden, rossett gill, Esk Hause & back down the Band.

Carl Tillotson summited Esk Pike on March 19th, 2022 [from/via/route] using route C371 in reverse [with] June [weather] Sunny, quite windy at top. Nice views, a little hazy to the west.

Chris Sheard conquered Esk Pike on March 14th, 2022 [from/via/route] Along from ESK hause after doing Great End [with] George [weather] Fierce winds freezing feel, top clagged in with hails & near blizzard - Found the path using compass & sat nav - awful hard conditions with blinding hail - aborted ridge run to Bow fell

Claire Kirk scaled Esk Pike on March 5th, 2022 [from/via/route] Stickle Barn National Trust car park [with] Alone [weather] Clear day, blue skies, very high wind chill at times. Snow & Ice on top

Christine Shepherd walked up Esk Pike on April 25th, 2009 [from/via/route] Walked from Langdale using walk c371 Climbed again using the same route in reverse on 6. 10.2021. [with] On my own [weather] Sunny in the morning then stormy on the descent back to Langdale.

Stephanie Doyle climbed Esk Pike on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Car park

Kevin Foster bagged Esk Pike on July 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park. [with] By myself. [weather] Some clouds. - Twin rocky tops. The one without the cairn being the slightly higher. The red soil around Ore Gap is quite interesting. I liked the descent to Esk Hause along rocky shelves. Good views especially of Great End & the Scafell ridge.

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

Esk Pike from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Esk Pike from the summit of Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (183)

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Esk Pike from Ore Gap

Photo: Alan Wainwright (185)

Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Snow on Esk Pike (left), Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Tony Higgs (29)

Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (172)

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott , Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (14)

Mist on Esk Pike

Mist on Esk Pike

Photo: David Hayter (41)

The Scafell Massif from the cairn on the summit of Esk Pike

The Scafell Massif from the cairn on the summit of Esk Pike

Photo: Alan Wainwright (186)

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

The Langdale Pikes (left), Rossett Pike (foreground left) and Esk Pike (right) from Esk Hause

Photo: John Senior (1)

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Crinkle Crags (South Top), Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott), Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags, (North Top), The Band , Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (North Top), Esk Pike, Rossett Pike and The Langdale Pikes including Pike of Stickle (Pike o' Stickle) (left) Loft Crag and Harrison Stickle from Stool End, Great Langdale

Photo: Derek Royston (4)

*Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

*Bowfell, Esk Pike and (the end of) The Scafell Massif from Langdale

Photo: Robert Withers (2)

Moss Detail on Esk Pike

Moss Detail on Esk Pike

Photo: David Hayter (45)

Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Slight Side

Esk Pike and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Slight Side

Photo: Greg Campbell (4)

Esk Pike and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Esk Pike and Great Moss (foreground) from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (200)

Hard Knott summit cairn - with Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags gracing the skyline

Hard Knott summit cairn - with Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell) and Crinkle Crags gracing the skyline

Photo: Colin Jenkins (29)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Esk Pike from Hard Knott

Photo: David Hayter (198)

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Esk Pike (far left), Great End (centre) and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (20)

Great Gable (mid-distance right) with The Scafell Massif beyond with Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (far left) from Littledale Edge

Great Gable (mid-distance right) with The Scafell Massif beyond with Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) (far left) from Littledale Edge

Photo: Rob Barklamb (21)

Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

Esk Pike (left) and Bow Fell (Bowfell) from Crinkle Crags (Gunson Knott)

Photo: Alan Wainwright (173)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

*Northernly Panorama from the summit of Hard Knott featuring Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell (Bowfell), Gunson Knott, Crinkle Crags (Long Top) and Crinkle Crags (South Top)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (63)


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