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Esk Pike

Esk Pike



Grid Reference: NY 23660 07505
Height: 885 metres/2904 feet

"Did it but stand alone, away from such enticing neighbours, Esk Pike would rank highly among the really worth-while mountain climbs."
A Wainwright

At the head of the Eskdale Valley, surrounded by the high peaks of the Scafell range and Bowfell lies Esk Pike, at 885m one of the higher mountains of the Lake District, but surrounded by higher summits.

A short walk over Ore Gap connects Esk Pike to the wonderful Bowfell, while the broad Esk Hause links Esk Pike to Great End and the Scafell range.

A fine ridge climbs Esk Pike from Upper Eskdale over Pike De Bield, a quiet unspoilt ridge, well away from all the feet crossing Esk Hause to Scafell Pike, but with stunning views of the Scafells throughout.

  1. Bowfell from Calf Cove

    Bowfell & the Great Slab

    £22.00

    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

    £22.00

    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. On the summit of Great End

    10 Peak Challenge

    £70.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground crossing some of the highest peaks in England

    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2500m / 8300ft
    Duration: 14 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

    £299.00

    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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