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Fleetwith Pike

Fleetwith Pike



Grid Reference: NY 20587 14167
Height: 648 metres/2126 feet

"A beautiful climb. Do it!"
A Wainwright

The imposing face of Fleetwith Pike towers above Buttermere, a magnificent mountain with spectacular views over Buttermere and Crummock Water to the west as well as over the Solway Coast beyond.

Th climb up Fleetwith Edge, direct from Gatesgarth is not as difficult as it may look, a series of easy rocky steps lead to the summit.

The northern slopes of the fell are heavily mined with Honister Mines now a major tourist attraction.

  1. Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 7km / 4.5 miles
    Ascent: 760m / 2500ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A shorter walk but at times over rough ground, glorious views over Buttermere and the higher fells

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  2. Fleetwith Pike from Glaramara

    The Buttermere Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1880m / 6220ft
    Duration: 10 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long day above Buttermere with glorious views thoughout

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