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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

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1400m / 4700ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  2. The Mosedale Horseshoe with Pillar at the head

    Pillar from Wasdale Head

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Looking up at Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    Yewbarrow & Haycock

    £22.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe

    £30.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

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

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. Wasdale Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £44.00

    Special Price £40.00

    Difficulty:

    Exposure:

    Two great days walking above Ullswater, high levels of exposure on the Striding Edge ridge
    Distance: Up to 13km / 8 miles per day Ascent: Up to 1050m / 3400ft per day
    Duration: 2 days Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  6. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge

    £175.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  7. 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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