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Red Pike (Buttermere)
755m (2478ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

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English Mountain
67th highest in England,
117th in England & Wales

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Wainwright
(No. 62)

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English Nuttall
83rd highest in England,
142nd in England & Wales

Walk Red Pike (Buttermere) walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Pullan





Red Pike (Buttermere) is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Red Pike (Buttermere) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Red Pike (Buttermere)

Stephen Batson walked up on November 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Clare [weather] Grey sky, fog on the summits - This was a very hard climb to start, rocks were wet and slippy

Richard Marshall climbed on September 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Mosedale horseshoe [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] sunny. Very warm.

Robin Thorne bagged during May, 2018 [from/via/route] Coast to Coast Walk [with] Jon Thorne [weather] Sunny

Caroline Winter hiked on August 27th, 2019 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth, Scarth Gap Pass, Seat, High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd, Great Borne, Steel Brow, Scales, The Fish at Buttermere, B5289 to CP [with] Becky [weather] 9.30 Start and already feeling hot and sticky on long climb up. No wind until late afternoon (SW), and great views of surrounding Fells. Cloud predicted on High Crag at 1pm, and cloud descended on leaving Great Borne. - Classic ridge walk with a plethora of views, not forthcoming on last visit here. Red scree peppering slopes of Red pike, so to descend further along after continuing the ridge to Starling Dodd and Great Borne (Starling Dodd has a very odd twisted metal structure on its top and Great Borne is a pile of stones). Also, saves climbing them from Ennerdale. Came down further West along a track, so needed to back Track to find NW route. Long walk out along slippery rocks and bracken. Diversion at scale Bridge, due to reconstruction. Missed last bus at 17.18 hrs, so ate a delicious trout dinner at The Fish, before walking the road-nearly as pleasant as the lake walk, and saved £25 plus on taxi fare.

Andrew Johnson summited on July 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] NT car park Buttermere, then to Crummock following the Frog Graham Leg 3 Route. [weather] Sunny weather

Lucy Perchard conquered on November 19th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Buttermere up to Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag and back down via Gamlin end and Scarth Gap [with] Tony [weather] Clear blue sky but very windy - a rare winter weekend in the lakes when there was wall to wall sunshine throughout

David Watson scaled on August 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] Bowness Knot [weather] Sunny

Elaine Evans walked up on September 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Gatesgarth car park, across Peggy's Bridge and up to High Crag, on to High Stile, then Red Pike, descended to Bleaberry Tarn and down to shores of Buttermere via Burtness Wood. Walked alongside water's edge back to carpark. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Lovely day for walking, not too hot, a couple of light showers but mostly OK. - Really good, mostly enjoyable walk but did not like the descent from Red Pike at all! So pleased the rain didn't come in as forecast.

John Bryers climbed on August 16th, 2018 [from/via/route] Third of 7 Wainwrights today. Camped at Syke Farm, Buttermere. Walked along Crummock water from Scale bridge Scale force, traversing Starling Dodd to join ridge path to top of Great Bourne returning via Starling Dodd and on to Red Pike. [with] With Mya my faithful Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Weather blustery with occasional showers with some strong cool winds for August! - Once bagged, headed to High Stile and beyond!

Vic Royle bagged on May 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] With High Stiles and High Crag [with] Team Wiggle [weather] Glorious - Panteha's Peaks - Enough said 'Please stay in sight - IM ON A CALL' Gap in the forest Michelle and Steve's - Minnie got a black eye

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Red Pike (Buttermere)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (34)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (36)

Ennerdale Bridge, Bowness Knott, Great Bourne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar sourrounding Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Ennerdale Bridge, Bowness Knott, Great Bourne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar sourrounding Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (26)

Crummock Water and Buttermere with Grasmoor (far left), Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (far right) from Mellbreak

Crummock Water and Buttermere with Grasmoor (far left), Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (left), Fleetwith Pike (centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (far right) from Mellbreak

Photo: Andy Malcolm (115)

The view is across the Vale of Lorton towards Whiteside (left), High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere), Mellbreck (centre) and Fellbarrow and Low Fell (right)

The view is across the Vale of Lorton towards Whiteside (left), High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere), Mellbreck (centre) and Fellbarrow and Low Fell (right)

Photo: Chris Brankin (21)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (33)

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (31)

Mosedale with Red Pike (Buttermere) (centre left) and Starling Dodd (centre right) beyond from the lower slopes of Hen Comb

Mosedale with Red Pike (Buttermere) (centre left) and Starling Dodd (centre right) beyond from the lower slopes of Hen Comb

Photo: David Hayter (366)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple  from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (32)

Fantastic panorama (not quite 360) from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Fantastic panorama (not quite 360) from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: John Dyason (23)


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