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Rossett Pike
651m (2137ft)

The Southern Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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144th highest in England,
247th in England & Wales

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Rossett Pike

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

Stephanie Doyle walked up on September 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] Car park

Kevin Foster climbed on July 2nd, 2021 [from/via/route] The Old Dungeon Ghyll National Trust car park. [with] By myself. [weather] Some clouds. - The paved path to the head of Rossett Gill goes up & down a bit & passes Angle Tarn. I would have stayed for a break here but the wind had picked up & it had clouded over so I decided to press on. The ascent of Rossett Pike from the top of the rise to the head of Rossett Gill is quite easy ( a five minute walk). Descending back into Langdale via the packhorse path has improved due to large sections being paved but it is still long & my knees were glad to reach the valley floor. A classic walk!

Wayne Baxter bagged on April 26th, 2021 [from/via/route] From old Dungeon Ghyl car park follow Cumbria way path up to Rossett Pike, onto Esk Pike. Onto a clear path to Bow fell (follow the cairns) Down via the band to the car park [with] Sue [weather] Sunny

Nicholas Twigg has hiked [from/via/route] Mickleden [with] Jack [weather] Sunny, snow above 300m

Sarah Culverhouse summited on August 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] ODG [with] Mary Puppins [weather] glorious sunshine

John Bryers conquered on August 13th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked up Oxendale through the farm. Continued WSW beside the wall & then bear SW (left) at a fork on a level path to reach the footbridge over Oxendale Beck. Cross the bridge & bear SW up a clear path that eventually bears S beside Browney Gill to reach a junction of paths on the col. Turning left up to peak of Pike O' Blisco. Returning to col & up to Great Crag, skirting around on right to Crinkle Crag (South top) & along ridge to Crinkle Crags (North Top). Continued along ridge along the crinkle crags 4 & 5 & up to top of Bow Fell. continued along ridge dropping down to Ore Gap & continued up to top of Esk Pike. Continued down to Esk Hause & up Allen Crags. Turning left down to Angle Tarn & up to top of Rossett Pike, returning down Rosset Ghyll (With a detour out to right half way down to a stream for a skinny dip with a waterfall - Nice). Down into Mickleden & back to car - 5,411 ft of ascent, 12,37 miles in 5hrs 26 minutes. [with] With Mya my faithful 13 year old Patterdale Terrier. [weather] Very warm day, sweated up to Col, breeze did help & clouded in a touch. - Set off at 7.37am after parking in NT car park at New dungeon Ghyll (£8.00 parking).

Andy Buxton scaled during August, 1968 [from/via/route] From NDG - circuit of Langdale (Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake) [with] Dad [weather] Clear

Andrew Johnson walked up on February 5th, 2020 [from/via/route] Old DG [with] Ted [weather] Cleared to blue skies at some points, Snow on top with some hail

Christine Shepherd climbed on April 25th, 2009 [from/via/route] Great Langdale using walk c371 [with] On my own [weather] Fine at first storms on the descent. - Climbed again on 20.6.19 while bagging Black Crags Langdale.

Elaine Evans bagged on September 13th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Seathwaite via Grains Gill to Esk Hause & Esk Pike, then to Rossett Pike via Ore Gap & Angle Tarn. Return via Langstrath to Stonethwaite. [with] Sue and Christine [weather] Wonderful walking weather fair with a cooling breeze. - Thank you to Sue's husband who moved the car from Seathwaite to Stonethwaite for us. Well done to Christine for also bagging Seathwaite Fell & Allen Crags.

Richard Marchant hiked on October 28th, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a walk carried out just by me from New Dungeon Ghyll & took me up Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn up the back on to Langdale Pikes taking in both Pikes & on to Martcrag moor round to Rossett Pike & to Angle Tarn up to Ore Gap-Esk Pike-Bow Fell-Crinkle Crags-Great Knott- Pike of Blisco then back down to New Dungeon Ghyll. [with] On my own. [weather] Wet dull dreary day.

Paul Macey summited on June 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Langdale [with] Luke Macey [weather] Cloudy dry

Craig Steeland conquered on May 17th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Old Dungeon Ghyll car park [with] With Sue [weather] Sunny, warm & dry

Caroline Winter scaled on April 8th, 2019 [from/via/route] Millbeck farm, Micklebeck valley, Rossett Gill, Rossett Pike, Angle tarn, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Shelter crags, The Band, Millbeck Farm [with] Becky [weather] Great views & sunny, 7 degrees on tops, light breeze on tops, great visibility - Suffering with aftermath of flu, so struggled up Rossett Gill, far behind Becky. Group ahead with Queen playing through speakers & using a drone....first time for everything. Balls of feet having a hard time with the slabs on descending the Band.

David Watson walked up on August 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll [weather] Sunny

Claire Oliver climbed on July 25th, 2018 [from/via/route] Start from Sticklebarn/New Dungeon Ghyill Please refer to walk inc Pavey Ark, Thurmacott Knott, Harrison Stickle, Pike O'Stickle, Black Crag, Buck Pike & Rossett Pike. [with] Storm, Tony and I [weather] Very hot conditions - humid & sweaty!

Dave Eyes bagged on April 18th, 2018 [from/via/route] Parked car at Old Dungeon Ghyl. Walked up valley & took the path by Rosset Gill - Climbed Rosset Pike then headed round to the right to eventually climbed Pike of Stickle & then Loft Crag before descending down to the path just behind the new dungeon ghyl pub. walked back to the car. [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Nice day - cloudy to start but mostly dry. Ended sunny. Good views.

Richard Marshall hiked on April 10th, 2018 [from/via/route] C371 [with] Chris and Bo [weather] Fine

John Walter summited on September 20th, 2017 [with] Ramblers B+

Anthony Scott conquered on July 14th, 2017 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyl Hotel [with] me [weather] Grey cloud, some rain, windy, sunny spells. Changeable!

Simon Boddy scaled on June 26th, 2017 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] HF Holidays [weather] Warm & sunny

Tracey Cowell walked up on May 4th, 2017 [with] Andrew foster and Anita gardiner [weather] Sunny but bloody freezing in the wind

Colin Egan climbed on April 7th, 2017 [from/via/route] From the NT car park by the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel, via Mickleden & Rossett Gill [with] My wife Faith. [weather] Day started cloudy but the sun then started coming through, wind cold on summit. By the end of the day we had full sun. - This was our 204th Wainwright leaving us 10 to go & it fitted the bill perfectly. The path up Rossett Gill is testimate to the skill & ingenuity of the Lake District path builders. It is still a tough climb but they have so engineered it that you can follow it with confidence. Some might argue that it reduces the fells to a pavement but it stops us wandering here & there & making a mess of the fell side. The walk back along Mickleden in the late afternoon sun was magical. The pint at the Old Dungeon Ghyill was almost as good. Saw our first swallow of the year whilst enjoying our post walk drink. A very good end to a special week in the lakes.

Chris Tomlinson bagged on September 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Dungeon Ghyll [with] Lee Boldison [weather] As Bow Fell on same day

Mark Davidson hiked on August 2nd, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Sunny & warm - fantastic

Doug Martin summited on August 17th, 2016 [from/via/route] Shotley Bridge - Sty Head path to Intake wall then up onto Seathwaite Fell - path to Angle Tarn. Then retraced steps to Esk Hause where I met up with group. [with] solo [weather] One of the hottest days of the year so far. - Decent down Ruddy Gill was relentless.

Charlie Housley scaled on June 8th, 2016 [from/via/route] Along Mickleden from the ODG before heading along the path up by Rossett Gill. [with] Solo. [weather] Extremely humid; possibly 80-90%. Thunder storms within half a mile but not actually overhead.

Chris Bramley walked up on March 19th, 2016 [from/via/route] Langdale [with] jacqui, Blake, janet

Michael Nolan climbed on February 2nd, 2016 [from/via/route] Oldf Dungeon Ghyll [weather] COLD!

Andrew Martin bagged on July 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] old dungeon ghyll

Clive Ward hiked on November 1st, 2014 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll (with Ben) Seathwaite (7th Oct 15) [with] Ben. See Esk Pike for details Ian, Chris, Dave Bell (Oct 15)

Philip Layton summited on July 14th, 2006 [with] Karen, Karen & Steve

Harry Meijer conquered on August 30th, 2015 [from/via/route] custom walk [with] The Lake District Walker

Phillip Bulley scaled on September 10th, 2015 [from/via/route] High Raise [with] Toby [weather] Sunny & windy.

David Noble walked up on July 24th, 2015 [from/via/route] ODG Rosset Pike, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike & Pike O Blisco [with] Solo [weather] Dry/Sunny

Leon Harvey climbed on July 18th, 2015 [from/via/route] Langsdale (Bowfell) [with] Solo [weather] Windy - last in a 9hr Hike

Christina Lander bagged on April 23rd, 2015 [from/via/route] Old Dungeon Ghyll - Cumbria Way - Angle Tarn - Esk Hause (and beyond) - Angle Tarn - Rossett Pike - & back to Old Dungeon Ghyll along Cumbria Way [with] Dick [weather] A very hot & sunny day - Didn't start walking till 3pm as we got stuck on the motorway. Wanted to get as far as Scafell Pike but ran out of time & had to turn back.

Darren Wilson hiked on July 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] Dungheon Gill [with] Mike

Ann Davis summited on August 26th, 2014 [from/via/route] ODG up Rossett Gill [with] moi [weather] fair - too many ill prepared folk asking the way to scafell grrrrr

Keith Eastman conquered on July 22nd, 2014 [from/via/route] c371

Kevin Parnham scaled on July 11th, 2014 [from/via/route] mickleden & rossett gill [with] Jo [weather] Hot & sunny - Greta views down mickleden & over to langdale pikes

Marcus Bradshaw walked up on June 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] pavey Ark , Thunacar Knott , harrison Stickle , loft Crag , Pike of stickle , Rossett Pike [with] Marcus [weather] Sunny - Met another couple who were keen baggers . Gave us much needed water .

Steve Frank climbed on May 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] ODG

Gill Watson bagged on April 4th, 2007 [with] Philip

Iain Jones hiked on July 20th, 2013 [from/via/route] The Langdale Horseshoe

Raymond Barnett summited on May 22nd, 2013 [from/via/route] langdale [with] self [weather] good & sunny

Darren Mortimer conquered on November 24th, 2012 [from/via/route] Great Langdale [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Cold Misty & covered in snow

Iain Taylor scaled on August 29th, 2010 [from/via/route] Langdale (NY 29589 06415)

Mr Davison walked up during January, 2011 [from/via/route] from old dungeon ghyll to bow fell [with] jenny davison [weather] cold sunny

Christine Knowles climbed on March 11th, 2012 [from/via/route] Mickledon [with] Graham [weather] Glorious - Picnic on top of Pike with just T-shirt (and trousers!)

Clare Houlihan, Karen Lythgoe, Wendy Sockett, Michael Austin, Angela Moroney, David Kelley, Louise Sandwith, Leon Potts, Craig Lewis, Doug Jeffries, David Butterfield, Jonathan Tobin, David Shaw, David Laws, David Kelley, Carl Abbott, Louis Smith, Michael Mcdonagh, Simon Duerden, Jill Dean, Ian Thomas, Paul Booth, Tracey Cordes, Linda Mckeogh, Trevor Williams, Paul Henderson, John Kendall, John Cuthbert, Les Bennett, Patrick Buckland, Stephen Millington, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Andy Nicholls, Jeanette Coward, Sam Mercer, Ray O'hara and Libby Burns have all walked, climbed & bagged Rossett Pike.

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

Rossett Pike and Black Crags from the top of Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Rossett Pike and Black Crags from the top of Great Slab below Bow Fell (Bowfell)

Photo: Tim Hope (132)

Looking up Mickleden towards Rossett Pike, Buck Pike (Langdale) and Black Crags (Langdale) from Great Langdale

Looking up Mickleden towards Rossett Pike, Buck Pike (Langdale) and Black Crags (Langdale) from Great Langdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (815)

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)

Cairn on the summit of Rossett Pike

Cairn on the summit of Rossett Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (476)

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)

Rossett Pike summit cairn with The Langdale Pikes in the distance

Rossett Pike summit cairn with The Langdale Pikes in the distance

Photo: Alan Wainwright (190)

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

En-route to Rossett Pike from Great Langdale

Photo: Terry Clarke (1)

Rossett Pike summit ridge with The Langdale Pikes in the distance and Great Langdale far below

Rossett Pike summit ridge with The Langdale Pikes in the distance and Great Langdale far below

Photo: Alan Wainwright (191)


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