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Rampsgill Head
792m (2600ft)

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


Record Rampsgill Head as Bagged, Climbed & Conquered


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English Mountain
46th highest in England,
84th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 39)

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English Nuttall
55th highest in England,
103rd in England & Wales

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

Rampsgill Head Summit

Photo: Robert Hall

You can find Rampsgill Head & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL5 The English Lakes - North Eastern area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

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See Rampsgill Head and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Rampsgill Head and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Rampsgill Head by using any of these 5 easy‑to‑follow route maps:
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Walk c128 The Hayswater Round from Hartsop

Popular mountain walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 11.25ml (18km)
Ascent:3,843ft (1,171m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c159 The Nab and Rest Dodd from Christy Bridge

Long mountain walk over multiple tops

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:3,769ft (1,149m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c251 The Mardale Head Horizon from Mardale Head

Stunning Haweswater

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 12.5ml (20km)
Ascent:3,814ft (1,162m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c114 High Street from Mardale Head

Superb high level route with great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 14.5ml (23km)
Ascent:3,364ft (1,025m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 8 Icon (Hard)
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Walk c297 The Martindale Horseshoe from Howtown

Fantastic high level walk with glorious views

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Vital Statistics:

Length: 14.5ml (23km)
Ascent:4,555ft (1,388m)
Time:9.75hrs
Grade:Walk Grade 9 Icon (Very Hard)

Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Rampsgill Head Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Rampsgill Head

James Hughes walked up Rampsgill Head on May 7th, 2023 [from/via/route] Kidsty Pike from Haweswater on Coast to Coast [with] Solo [weather] Beautiful day, clear, warm. blue skies & no wind. - Part of Coast to Coast, descent into Patterdale

Tim Winn climbed Rampsgill Head on May 14th, 2023 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park [with] Mountain Guides Group [weather] Sunny & dry

Angeline Grieveson bagged Rampsgill Head on February 23rd, 2023 [with] Dotty

Caroline Winter hiked Rampsgill Head on June 3rd, 2021 [from/via/route] Mardale head CP, Riggindale edge, Rough Crag, The Knott, Rest Dodd, Rampsgill Head, High Raise, Riggindale edge [with] Becky [weather] Cloudy & warm, with dense fog in afternoon - Short cut taken to Rampsgill head from The Knott, but fog rapidly descended & needed to find Rampsgill Head by gps. Eventually, found High Raise with assistance from man familiar with area, but visibility so poor that unable to find route to Kirsty Pike, so needed to back track down Riggindale.

Ian Ashton summited Rampsgill Head on November 19th, 2022 [with] With JPH

John Ramsbottom conquered Rampsgill Head on June 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Howtown, walk c159 Camped under Angletarn Pikes [with] Lola [weather] Sunny weather - solo walk with Lola

Christine Shepherd scaled Rampsgill Head on April 12th, 2007 [from/via/route] Cow Bridge car park using walk c128 'The Hayeswater Round' [with] My daughter Rebecca [weather] Bright & windy - Have bagged this twice since; on 15.4.09 from Martindale using walk c159 & again on 24.5.10 using walk c251. All of the routes are great!Climbed again on a great day's walking on 20.4.22

Neil Heywood walked up Rampsgill Head on August 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] hawswater [with] logan Heywood [weather] Mixed

Paul Ward climbed Rampsgill Head 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 bagged Rampsgill Head 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.

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Rampsgill Head

Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Robert Hall (23)

The Nab (Martindale) from Rampsgill Head

The Nab (Martindale) from Rampsgill Head

Photo: David Hayter (113)

Rampsgill Head from Rest Dodd summit

Rampsgill Head from Rest Dodd summit

Photo: Robert Hall (20)

Rest Dodd (centre), The Knott and Rampsgill Head (left) from The Nab (Martindale)

Rest Dodd (centre), The Knott and Rampsgill Head (left) from The Nab (Martindale)

Photo: Robert Hall (16)

Rest Dodd (far left), The Nab (left), The Ramps Gill Valley, Wether Hill, Wether Hill (South Top) Keasgill Head, Red Crag, Raven Howe and High Raise (Mardale) (right) from Rampsgill Head

Rest Dodd (far left), The Nab (left), The Ramps Gill Valley, Wether Hill, Wether Hill (South Top) Keasgill Head, Red Crag, Raven Howe and High Raise (Mardale) (right) from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (235)

High Raise and Raven Howe from Rampsgill Head

High Raise and Raven Howe from Rampsgill Head

Photo: William Ringwood (30)

Approaching Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Approaching Kidsty Pike from Rampsgill Head

Photo: Paul Holroyd (8)

Rampsgill Head from The Knott summit

Rampsgill Head from The Knott summit

Photo: Robert Hall (21)


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