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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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83rd highest in England,
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Red Pike (Buttermere)

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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)

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

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

*Ennerdale Water (left), Starling Dodd and Great Borne, Loweswater (right of centre), Mellbreak and Crummock Water (right) from Red Pike (Buttermere)

*Ennerdale Water (left), Starling Dodd and Great Borne, Loweswater (right of centre), Mellbreak and Crummock Water (right) from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (69)

Knott Rigg (foreground left), Buttermere (just poking out) with Red Pike (Buttermere) beyond and Whitelees Pike & Wandope (centre right) from Ard Crags

Knott Rigg (foreground left), Buttermere (just poking out) with Red Pike (Buttermere) beyond and Whitelees Pike & Wandope (centre right) from Ard Crags

Photo: Christine Shepherd (21)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Dodd (Buttermere) and Bleaberry Tarn in the foreground from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Dodd (Buttermere) and Bleaberry Tarn in the foreground from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: John Crosfield (1)

Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile from Ennerdale Water

Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile from Ennerdale Water

Photo: Paul Holroyd (4)

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

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

Photo: Raymond Brown (46)

Red Pike (Buttermere), Dodd and Bleaberry Tarn from High Stile

Red Pike (Buttermere), Dodd and Bleaberry Tarn from High Stile

Photo: Alan Gent (4)

Starling Dodd (left), Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar (right) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Starling Dodd (left), Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar (right) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (25)

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)

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)

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)

The shoulder of Grasmoor (left), Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts (centre) and the High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) reflected beautifully in a very still Crummock Water taken from the north west shore below Mellbreak

The shoulder of Grasmoor (left), Robinson, Rannerdale Knotts (centre) and the High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) reflected beautifully in a very still Crummock Water taken from the north west shore below Mellbreak

Photo: Geoff Rawlinson (1)

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)

Crag Fell summit cairn with Great Borne (left), Starling Dodd (centre), Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile in the distance

Crag Fell summit cairn with Great Borne (left), Starling Dodd (centre), Red Pike (Buttermere) and High Stile in the distance

Photo: Steven Mostyn (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)

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)

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)

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Photo: John Dick (2)

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)

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Photo: John Crosfield (2)

*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)

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)

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (11)

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)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable panorama featuring Kirk Fell (foreground centre), Wast Water, Wasdale and Yewbarrow with Middle Fell and Seatallan beyond (left), Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind Kirk Fell (centre) and Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (right)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (216)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (35)

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)

Crummock Water with Rannerdale Knotts (centre left), The High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) and the lower slopes of Mellbreak (far right) from Lanthwaite Wood

Crummock Water with Rannerdale Knotts (centre left), The High Stile Ridge (High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike (Buttermere) and the lower slopes of Mellbreak (far right) from Lanthwaite Wood

Photo: Philip Butler (12)

Robinson and Buttermere from Old Burtness below Red Pike (Buttermere)

Robinson and Buttermere from Old Burtness below Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Clare Howard (10)

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)

The view north from Looking Stead (Pillar) featuring Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Brandreth (far right)

The view north from Looking Stead (Pillar) featuring Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Brandreth (far right)

Photo: David Connolly (16)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Paul Holroyd (5)

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)

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)


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