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Red Pike (Buttermere)
755m (2478ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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67th highest in England,
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Red Pike (Buttermere)

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Martin Woods walked up on September 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] From Buttermere fish Inn. Red pike and high stile walk [with] Dean and H [weather] Cloudy, rain on tops, 40mph winds - Took path off high stile to the left and led us back down to Buttermere. Quite a bit of a scramble.

Darren Wilson climbed on August 30th, 2020 [from/via/route] Buttermere, Great Borne,Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Haystacks, Fleetwith Pike [with] Mike [weather] Good day - Clear day good views

Claire Kirk bagged on August 1st, 2018 [from/via/route] Buttermere Hostel [with] Alone [weather] Very cloudy

Christine Shepherd hiked during May, 2004 [from/via/route] Walked from Buttermere [with] On my own [weather] Hot and sunny - I remember being covered by little black flies as I climbed to the summit. These had gone thank goodness when I led a group up here two months later. Visited the summit again on 14.8.10 on my way to Starling Dodd. Climbed the Buttermere fells again on 29.8.2017.

Stephen Batson summited 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 conquered on September 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Mosedale horseshoe [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] sunny. Very warm.

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

Caroline Winter walked up 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 climbed 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 bagged 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 hiked on August 30th, 2018 [from/via/route] Bowness Knot [weather] Sunny

Elaine Evans summited 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 conquered 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 scaled 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

Richard Wilkinson walked up on May 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] Red Pike, the High Stile Ridge and Buttermere [weather] Sunny bank holiday - Steep climb to Red Pike and then over the tops of High Stile / High Crag, before returning along the shore of Buttermere.

Simon Myerscough climbed on October 2nd, 2005 [with] Matthew & Martin [weather] Sunny with occasional cloud, quite warm - My first peak bagging walk

Jill Dean bagged on November 11th, 2017 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Grez and dexter

John Almond hiked on August 17th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Gatescarth - Burtness Wood - Bleaberry Tarn - Dodd - RED PIKE - High Stile - High Crag - Seat - Scarth Gap - Wainwright 102 [with] Solo [weather] Good. - Found it hard going up Red Pike - painful leg cramps during latter part of walk!

Andy Jakob summited during August, 2009 [with] Anna

Lynne Moss conquered on June 10th, 1987 [from/via/route] Buttermere campsite [with] Boyfriend [weather] Very hot - First time I ever climbed a Lake District 'mountain'

Lydia Hopkinson scaled on June 9th, 2012 [with] walking group [weather] beautiful and sunny

Nick Dobson walked up on May 20th, 2017 [from/via/route] NAtional Trust car park in Buttermere up to Red Pike and along the ridge [with] Margaret & Ralph [weather] Overcast and raining with poor visibility - Definitely the worst conditions we have endured in all our walks todate

Chris Sheard climbed on June 6th, 1999 [from/via/route] From startling Dodd [with] John only - George & baz [weather] Weather variable withwarm light winds this day

David Wand bagged on August 27th, 1997 [with] Gayle

Leon Harvey hiked on June 11th, 2016 [with] Solo

Gillian Atkinson summited on October 5th, 2016 [from/via/route] from buttermere [with] hf holiday

Mark Davidson conquered on June 7th, 2003 [with] Mike [weather] Hazy and a bit dull - but got some good views

Andrew Joss scaled on October 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere [weather] Sunny with a little cloud

Christina Lander walked up on July 26th, 2016 [from/via/route] Buttermere - Scale Force - Red Pike - High Stile - High Crag - Hay Stacks - Gatesgarth [with] Dick, Kath & Mick [weather] Drizzle at first but dry later on

Anthony Scott climbed on June 27th, 2016 [from/via/route] YHA Ennerdale [with] me [weather] Breezy, some drizzle, rain on the way

Christine Knowles bagged on May 16th, 2016 [from/via/route] Ennerdale via Seat, High Crag and High Stile [with] Graham [weather] Cold but sunny - Surprising busy for Monday in early May. Beautiful views.

Richard Fulcher hiked on September 14th, 2008 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Jen (part way) [weather] Sun & cloud, hazy - Nearly came a cropper when I lost my way! Need to redo this peak as part of a ridge walk.

Victoria Bates summited on February 22nd, 2016 [from/via/route] C207 [with] Mark [weather] Cloudy and snow underfoot. Snow and hail showers

David Noble conquered on November 14th, 2015 [from/via/route] Bowness Knott [with] Jack [weather] Hurricane Jane ended up light constant rain and 25mph winds a dud

Tony Rogerson scaled on February 21st, 2009 [from/via/route] Buttermere Red Pike & High Stile [with] Maureen [weather] Low cloud & windy

Martyn Howarth walked up on September 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Buttermere. [with] BLP 24 Peakers. [weather] Fair.

Ann Davis climbed on September 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] gatesgarth farrm [weather] sunny and windy

Bay Wan bagged on October 16th, 2014 [from/via/route] Start from Wastwater [with] Cocoa Pops

Matthew Fee hiked on April 8th, 2015 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Paul R [weather] Cloudy, Windy - 1 ft snow on tops

Teresa Lowery summited on August 8th, 2015 [with] TEAM GALT

Tracey Cowell conquered on July 16th, 2015 [from/via/route] Bleaberry tarn/red pike/high stile/high crag/gamlin end/seat/scarth gap/buttermere [with] With sister [weather] Sunny/wind 20mph gust on summits/some cloud

Denis Hoyle scaled on June 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Burnley Mountaineering Club [weather] Overcast but no rain :-) - Hard walk need to be fitter.

Claire Lloyd walked up on August 30th, 2004 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Family

Kevin Parnham climbed on May 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Ennerdale via Starling Dodd [with] Jo [weather] Glorious day

Andy Gibbs bagged during September, 2004 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Mike, Jake, Gav & Eddie [weather] Stunning

Ian Simpson hiked on March 29th, 2014 [from/via/route] From Buttermere [with] Lou

Charlie Housley summited on May 31st, 2014 [from/via/route] From High Stile along the ridge above Chapel Crags. [with] Joanna. [weather] Glorious day. - Memorable in so many ways, not least for the treacherously eroded path back down to The Saddle and Bleaberry Tarn.

Joanne Mcgawley conquered on May 3rd, 2014 [with] Rich [weather] Dry but windy - 11.15 miles

Graham Coules scaled on May 3rd, 2012 [from/via/route] Buttermere circular [weather] Sunny and calm.

Clive Ward walked up on August 30th, 2008 [from/via/route] Parked at Buttermere. Straight up from Buttermere via Bleaberry Tarn [with] Johnny Clive Helen and keith. - Didn't go onto High Stile because of time and cloud cover.

Carl Murphy climbed on June 9th, 2010 [from/via/route] ennerdale

Jacqueline Debbie Tonks bagged during February, 2013 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [with] Pete Tonks [weather] very windy, cloud at times but generally good views. Too windy to take photos on summit - Did this walk again on 8th Sept 2013, showers but fantastic summit views

Darren Mortimer hiked on September 14th, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Fantastic sunny day with white fluffy clouds and very little wind

Harry Meijer summited on August 31st, 2013 [from/via/route] The Buttermere Fells,Buttermere [with] The Lake District Walker

Dave Eyes conquered on August 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere, along lake and up to Haystacks and on to High Crag, then High Stile and then Red Pike [with] Christine Eyes [weather] good - very steep descent down red scree

Phillip Bulley scaled on July 12th, 2013 [from/via/route] Great Borne and Starling Dodd [with] Judith and Toby the dog [weather] Sunny and hot!

John Tippins walked up on April 4th, 2013 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] David Mann [weather] sunny, bright

Dale Verrall climbed on November 6th, 2010 [from/via/route] Buttermere - Walk number C207 [with] Amber [weather] Nice day

Michael Lee bagged on June 17th, 2008 [from/via/route] Gatesgarth [with] Jill, Bob, Jessica & Thomas. [weather] Warm & sunny - Our 25th wedding anniversary.!

Paul Carmichael hiked on November 18th, 2012 [from/via/route] Buttermere [with] Neil Hopkin [weather] Good

Iain Taylor summited on May 1st, 2011 [from/via/route] Buttermere (NY 17756 17088)

Tony Aspden conquered on June 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] C2C from Starling Dodd [with] Andy [weather] Fine and sunny

Stephen Littlewood scaled on August 12th, 2012 [from/via/route] from Buttermere [weather] overcast and windy - ridge walk from Great Borne, Starling Dodd, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks 17mile round trip

Jane Wilkinson, Melanie Dunn, Paul Woodhouse, Edward Merewether, Michael Rygol, Mr M A Blanchard, Paul Kendell, Jo Dixon, Adrian Sherriff, David Butterfield, Adrian Roberts, David Shaw, John Walter, David Laws, Simon Clark, Steven Woodroffe, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Colin Neild, Stephanie King, Adam Beeby, Dennis Brown, Louise Sandwith, Jonathan Tobin, Mike Wilson, Patricia Dilley, David Sheret, Simon Duerden, Colin Egan, Michael Nolan, Phil Clark, Angela Moroney, Steve Frank, Gordon Lee, Paul Booth, David Hickin, Louis Smith, Helen Marrs, Richard Price, Immacolata Pescatore, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Raymond Barnett, Paul Henderson, John Cuthbert, Phyllis Mcgibbon, Carol Juden, Patrick Buckland, Jonathan Chitty, Chris Bramley, Paul Stevens, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Andy Nicholls, Jeanette Coward, Pete Howes, Jacqui Smith, Ray O'Hara, Linda Walker, Libby Burns and Rebecca Hardy have all walked, climbed & bagged Red Pike (Buttermere).

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Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (219)

Robinson (left), Buttermere and Red Pike (Buttermere) from Hen Comb summit cairn

Robinson (left), Buttermere and Red Pike (Buttermere) from Hen Comb summit cairn

Photo: Raymond Brown (48)

Buttermere village from Red Pike (Buttermere) with the Grasmoor massif looming large in the background

Buttermere village from Red Pike (Buttermere) with the Grasmoor massif looming large in the background

Photo: Peter Dryden (1)

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Photo: Clare Howard (13)

*Grasmoor (left of centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right of centre) from Great Borne

*Grasmoor (left of centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right of centre) from Great Borne

Photo: Andy Malcolm (70)

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (157)

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)

High Snockrigg summit with Red Pike (Buttermere) (left), Mellbreak (back centre) and Rannerdale Knotts ((right) surrounding Crummock Water in the background

High Snockrigg summit with Red Pike (Buttermere) (left), Mellbreak (back centre) and Rannerdale Knotts ((right) surrounding Crummock Water in the background

Photo: Christine Shepherd (710)

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)

Whiteside (left), High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right) across the Vale of Lorton

Whiteside (left), High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right) across the Vale of Lorton

Photo: Chris Brankin (22)


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