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Arthurs Pike

Arthurs Pike



Grid Reference: NY 46076 20677
Height: 532 metres/1745 feet

"Lakeland occupies little more than a quarter of the horizon - but that quarter is magnificent, especially on a day of sunshine and shadows, the full Helvellyn and Fairfield ranges presenting their finest aspects above the deep trench of Ullswater."
A. Wainwright

Arthur's Pike, the northern summit of the long High Street ridge in the Far Eastern Lake District Fells descends northwards towards Pooley Bridge, the gentle slopes of the north and west are in stark contrast to the steep face descending west towards Ullswater where Swarthbeck Gill descends steeply through a rocky ravine to the lakeshore below.

An easy ascent can be made by the grassy ridge from the north but a more interesting route can be found by climbing alongside the bouldery ravine of Swarthbeck Gill until an easy route to the summit of Arthur's Pike will be seen to the left.

The summit cairn of Arthur's Pike provides a fine viewpoint over the fells surrounding Ullswater, with Helvellyn and Fairfield prominent on the skyline.

 

  1. Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

    Howtown to Pooley Bridge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A great linear walk using the Ullswater Steamer, easy terrain and great views over Ullswater throughout

    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 740m / 2500ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Ullswater from Bonscale Pike

    Loadpot Hill & Bonscale Pike: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Gentle walking on good paths and easy slopes with great views over the northern end of Ullswater

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 530m / 1750 ft
    Duration: 4-5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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