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Red Pike (Wasdale)

Red Pike (Wasdale)



Grid Reference: NY 16530 10610
Height: 826 metres/2710 feet

"A highlight greatly enjoyed on this splendid expedition is the traverse along the crest of the mile long escarpment of Red Pike, it's top cairn dramatically poised on the brink of a wild cataract of crags forming the eastern face."
A Wainwright

Red Pike, above Mosedale is usually walked as part of the Mosedale Horseshoe on the route either to or from Pillar, although not the highest summit on the route Red Pike is a wonderful peak.

The western slopes descend gently towards Scoat Tarn, but the eastern flank drops away steeply towards Mosedale over rough craggy escarpments which offer much to the scrambler.

To the south the ridge continues over the equally picturesque summit of Yewbarrow while to the north the summit of Scoat Fell is only a short walk away with the rocky Steeple just beyond.

  1. Pillar and Black Crag

    Pillar & the High Level Route: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1400m / 4700ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1

    A long walk over rough ground with some easy scrambling, one of the great walks in the Lake District

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  2. The Mosedale Horseshoe with Pillar at the head

    Pillar from Wasdale Head: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long day on the fells with a few scrambles, but a classic Lakeland route

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  3. Looking up at Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    Yewbarrow & Haycock: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A long walk over rough ground to some of the remotest summits in the Lake District

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  4. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A very long day above the Wasdale Valley covering some of the most iconic summits in England

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  5. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

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  6. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

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

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  7. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 2600m / 8500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two days of hard walking over rough ground with a night at the most remote Youth Hotel in England

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