Walk c184 High Pike from Ambleside

Quieter alternative to the popular routes from Ambleside


Route outline for walk c184:

Ambleside  -  Snarker Pike  -  Red Screes  -  Scandale Pass  -  Little Hart Crag  -  Dove Crag  -  High Pike (Scandale)  -  Low Pike (Scandale)  -  High Sweden Bridge  -  Ambleside.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
5
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
3
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
1
Bridget

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Dove Crag at 792m (2599ft). Dove Crag is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (47th highest in England, 85th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 38). Dove Crag is also known as an English Nuttall (56th highest in England, 104th highest in England & Wales).

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Red Screes at 776m (2547ft). Red Screes is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (56th highest in England, 98th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 49). Red Screes is also known as an English Nuttall (68th highest in England, 120th highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (18th highest in England, 437th highest in the UK).

You will also reach the summit of High Pike (Scandale) at 656m (2153ft). High Pike (Scandale) is classified as an Wainwright (No. 109).

Along the way you will also bag:

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL7
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c184 High Pike from Ambleside

In no particular order . . .

Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (64)

Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell from Low Pike (Scandale)

Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: David Baines (9)

Dove Crag from High Pike (Scandale)

Dove Crag from High Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Peter Inglis (2)

Brothers Water from the summit of Red Screes

Brothers Water from the summit of Red Screes

Photo: Chris Pearson (6)

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of Low Pike (Scandale) with High Pike (Scandale) (above left) in the background

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of Low Pike (Scandale) with High Pike (Scandale) (above left) in the background

Photo: Mike Walker (317)

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Great Ridge, Heron Pike and Windermere beyond from Fairfield

Photo: Raymond Brown (29)

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top), Great Rigg, Rydal Head and Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (329)

Windermere from Low Pike (Scandale) on the way back down from completing The Fairfield Horseshoe

Windermere from Low Pike (Scandale) on the way back down from completing The Fairfield Horseshoe

Photo: Christine Shepherd (118)

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Snow on The col between Hart Crag and Fairfield

Photo: Timothy Towers (3)

Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow

Sitting on Dove Crag summit cairn in the snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (470)

Dove Crag summit cairn

Dove Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (325)

Dove Crag summit cairn

Dove Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (324)

High Pike from Dove Crag

High Pike from Dove Crag

Photo: Raymond Brown (28)

Hart Crag

Hart Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (4)

Windermere and Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Windermere and Morecambe Bay from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (65)

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Great Rigg from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (330)

The summit of Little Hart Crag in deep snow

The summit of Little Hart Crag in deep snow

Photo: Christine Shepherd (6)

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike summit

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike summit

Photo: Chris Pearson (5)

*360 Degree Panorama from the summit of Red Screes

*360 Degree Panorama from the summit of Red Screes

Photo: Andy Malcolm (86)

Heron Pike from Low Pike (Scandale)

Heron Pike from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (320)

Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Les Swindell (4)

High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Timothy Towers (1)

Looking East to the snowy fell tops of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and High Street from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Looking East to the snowy fell tops of Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor) and High Street from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (5)

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Peter Inglis (1)

*The Kirkstone Pass from Red Screes

*The Kirkstone Pass from Red Screes

Photo: Chris Pearson (7)

Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Snarker Pike, the Scandale Valley and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Snarker Pike, the Scandale Valley and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (323)

Dove Crag from Scandale Pass

Dove Crag from Scandale Pass

Photo: Chris Pearson (11)

High Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from Dove Crag

High Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from Dove Crag

Photo: Les Swindell (3)

Little Hart Crag from The Scandale Pass

Little Hart Crag from The Scandale Pass

Photo: Les Swindell (1)

Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice

Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice

Photo: Andy Malcolm (13)

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Rocky outcrop marking the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (316)

Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (327)

Fairfield from Hart Crag

Fairfield from Hart Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (5)

Low Pike (Scandale) summit

Low Pike (Scandale) summit

Photo: Les Swindell (6)

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike

Lake Windermere from Snarker Pike

Photo: Chris Pearson (3)

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Great Rigg, Fairfield, Hart Crag and St Sunday Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (326)

Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Low Pike (Scandale) and Lake Windermere from High Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Les Swindell (5)

Approaching Low Pike (Scandale)

Approaching Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: David Baines (10)

Helvellyn (centre) from Hart Crag

Helvellyn (centre) from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (332)

High Pike (Scandale) summit cairn

High Pike (Scandale) summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (322)

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Grasmere from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Photo: Chris Pearson (2)

Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge

Cloud on The Fairfield Horseshoe from near High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Janice Hyde (1)

My wife just below High Pike (Scandale) during a temperature inversion on the Fairfield Horseshoe

My wife just below High Pike (Scandale) during a temperature inversion on the Fairfield Horseshoe

Photo: Mike Frith (1)

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Lake Windermere and Rydal Valley from Rydal Head with Heron Pike on the right

Photo: Mike Walker (333)

Heron Pike (North Top) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Heron Pike (North Top) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (321)

Ullswater and Great Mell from Red Screes

Ullswater and Great Mell from Red Screes

Photo: David Hayter (66)

High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Christine Shepherd (119)

The Kirkstone Pass from Snarker Pike summit

The Kirkstone Pass from Snarker Pike summit

Photo: Chris Pearson (4)

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Snow on Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Timothy Towers (2)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Lake Windermere, Nab Scar, Heron Pike, Heron Pike (North Top) and Great Rigg (far right) from the summit of Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (318)

High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Les Swindell (8)

Lake Windermere and Ambleside from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Lake Windermere and Ambleside from the lower slopes of Snarker Pike

Photo: Chris Pearson (1)

On High Sweden Bridge

On High Sweden Bridge

Photo: David Baines (2)

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Fairfield and Hart Crag from Dove Crag

Photo: Peter Inglis (3)

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Les Swindell (7)

Great Rigg (right) and High Pike (Scandale) (left) from Dove Crag

Great Rigg (right) and High Pike (Scandale) (left) from Dove Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (7)

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

The famous Bridge House in Ambleside

Photo: David Hayter (294)

Middle Dodd and Brothers Water from Red Screes

Middle Dodd and Brothers Water from Red Screes

Photo: Chris Pearson (8)

The high drystone wall on Low Pike (Scandale)

The high drystone wall on Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (315)

Middle Dodd with Place Fell, Angletarn Peaks and Hartsop Dodd beyond Brothers Water in the valley below from Red Screes

Middle Dodd with Place Fell, Angletarn Peaks and Hartsop Dodd beyond Brothers Water in the valley below from Red Screes

Photo: Andy Malcolm (85)

Hart Crag summit cairn

Hart Crag summit cairn

Photo: Mike Walker (328)

Brothers Water and Hartsop from Dove Crag

Brothers Water and Hartsop from Dove Crag

Photo: Les Swindell (2)

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

St Sunday Crag from Hart Crag

Photo: Mike Walker (331)

High Sweden Bridge

High Sweden Bridge

Photo: Steve Brunt (2)

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)

High Pike (Scandale) from Low Pike (Scandale)

Photo: Mike Walker (319)

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

The view towards Patterdale from Hart Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (117)


. . . see just 10 walk photos from Walk c184 High Pike from Ambleside


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