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Rossett Pike

Rossett Pike



Grid Reference: NY 24920 07565
Height: 650 metres/2133 feet

"dominating the deep glacial hollow of Mickleden and rising steeply between the two passes that provide the only exit from that valley."
A Wainwright

Rossett Pike rises steeply above the head of the Mickleden Valley, giving a dramatic view along the valley to Great Langdale beyond. To the west grassy slopes descend to Angle Tarn and into the Langstrath Valley, a stark contrast to the steep and rocky eastern slopes.

Rossett Pike is really part of the northern spur of Bowfell, with the depression of Rossett Pass providing just enough of a dip on the ridge for Rossett Pike to be classified as a separate summit.

The ridge north from Rossett Pike to the summit of Stake Pass provides stunning views throughout over Mickleden below and act as the link between the high Southern Fells and the Langdale Pikes and Central Fells to the north east.

  1. Bowfell from Calf Cove

    Bowfell & the Great Slab: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A few steep sections and one exposed section with a drop to one side, a wonderful route to a wonderful summit

    Distance: 13km / 8 miles
    Ascent: 1030m / 3300ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On the summit of Great End

    Great End from Langdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A few steep sections but no real exposure, great views of the Scafell range, Langdale and surrounding fells

    Distance: 17km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1230m / 4000ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. The Langdale Valley from The Crinkles

    The Langdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground with some of the best views possible of the southern Lake District

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1800m / 4900ft
    Duration: 9 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. The summit of Scafell Pike

    Scafell Pike from Langdale: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground but a more accessible start point for many people

    Distance: 18km / 11 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 43000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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