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Selside Pike

Grid Reference: NY 49079 11183
Height: 655 metres/2149 feet

"One of the lesser known fells is Selside Pike on the eastern fringe of the district, commanding the head of the shy and beautiful little valley of Swindale. It's neglect is scarcely merited."

On the eastern edge of the Lake District above the Haweswater Reservoir, Selside Pike is a fine viewpoint over the fells around the head of the Mardale Valley. The view eastwards is also good, uninterrupted to the Pennine Fells.

The lower slopes to the north and east are wonderful, the Old Corpse Road crosses from the roadside by Haweswater to the beautiful valley of Swindale and the summit can be attained easily from either the summit of the corpse road or from the Swindale Valley.

An easy ridge walk to the west will bring the walker to the summit of Branstree and then down to Gatesgarth Pass.


  1. Across Haweswater to High Street from the path up Selside Pike

    Above Mardale and Longsleddale


    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1140m / 3300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A longer walk on remote hills with stunning views over Mardale, Hawswater and Longsleddale

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