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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. Looking down over Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike

    Haystacks and Fleetwith Pike

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

    Distance: 7km / 4.5 miles
    Ascent: 760m / 2500ft
    Duration: 5 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Above the cloud near the Westmorland Cairn

    Great Gable & Haystacks

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

    Distance: 14.2km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1220m / 3800ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Fleetwith Pike from Glaramara

    The Buttermere Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very long day above Buttermere with glorious views thoughout

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1880m / 6220ft
    Duration: 10 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Buttermere Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £44.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Two classic walks above Buttermere including the High Stile ridge and Haystacks

    Distance: Up to 14km / 9 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 980m / 3200ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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