Fleetwith Pike

Overview
Height: 2,126 Feet - 648 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 205 141
Area: Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Seven

The rather intimidating appearance of the ridge should not deter an active walker. From 1,000' upwards there is a succession of little rock steps, but nothing difficult. The view in retrospect is superb. There are no problems of route selection and no risk of going astray, a beautiful climb. Do It!

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Sunrise over Fleetwith Pike, February 2012

Same sunrise except one year later, February 2013

Dale Head, Fleetwith Pike and Grey Knotts seen over Warnscale Bottom.

Fleetwith Edge.

The Fanny Mercer Memorial Cross found on Low Raven Crag close to the base of the ridge.

Fanny Mercer wasn't an accomplished walker and grew up in Rugby. Aged just 18 a servant of Rev P Bowden Smith, Fanny accidently died here when her staff jammed against a crag, throwing her to her death on 8th September 1887.

Dubs Hut.

The breathtaking view over Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike summit.

Haystacks, Kirk Fell, IIIgill Head and Pillar from Fleetwith Pike summit cairn.

 

There are 6 walks to choose from including Fleetwith Pike

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 15 Fleetwith Pike to Great Borne

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28th May 2016
ASCENT: 4,500 Feet - 1,373 Meters
MILES: 13.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 7, Fleetwith Pike - Hay Stacks - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Starling Dodd - Great Borne
ROUTE: Top of Honister Pass - Honister Mines - Fleetwith Pike - Dubs Bottom - Blackbeck Tarn - Innominate Tarn - Hay Stacks - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Seat - Gamlin End - High Crag - High Stile - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Little Dodd - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Top of Red Gill - Whiteoak Moss - Scales Force - Buttermere Dubbs - The Fish Inn, Buttermere
 

Red Pike to Fleethwith Pike from Buttermere

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17th October 2015
ASCENT: 4'600 Feet - 1,403 Meters
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Red Pike (Buttermere) - High Stile - High Crag - Haystacks - Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Buttermere - Buttermere Dubs - Old Burtness - Bleaberry Tarn - The Saddle - Red Pike (Buttermere) - High Stile - High Crag - Gamlin End - Seat - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Hay Stacks - Innominate Tarn - Black Beck Tarn - Warnscale Beck - Dubs Hut - Fleetwith Pike - Fleetwith Edge - Gatesgarth Farm - Road back to Buttermere
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 7 -The Buttermere Skyline

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18th April 2015
ASCENT: 4,000 Feet - 1,219 Metres
MILES: 14.5
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft: Honister Crag - Fleetwith Pike South West Top - Fleetwith Pike - High Crag - High Stile - Chapel Crags - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Dodd - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Great Borne North Top
ROUTE: Top of Honister Pass - Bell Crags - Honister Crag - Fleetwith Pike South West Top - Fleetwuth Pike - Dubs Bottom - Blackbeck Tarn - Innominate Tarn - Hay Stacks - Top of Scarth Gap Pass - Seat - Gamlin End - High Crag - High Stile - Chapel Crags - Red Pike (Buttermere) - Dodd - Little Dodd - Starling Dodd - Great Borne - Great Borne North Top - Floutern Tarn - Whiteoak Moss - Scales Force - Buttermere Dubbs - The Fish Hotel, Buttermere
 

Base Brown to Fleetwith Pike via Great Gable

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20th July 2013
ASCENT: 3,700 Feet 1,127 Meters
MILES: 10.4
WAINWRIGHTS: 6, Base Brown – Green Gable – Great Gable – Brandreth – Grey Knotts – Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Seathwaite Bridge – Seathwaite Farm – Sourmilk Gill – Gillercomb – Base Brown – Green Gable – Windy Gap – Great Gable Windy Gap – Green Gable – Gillercomb Head – Brandreth – Grey Knotts – Fleetwith Pike – Honister Mine – Honister Pass – Seatoller – Seathwaite Bridge
 

Red Pike to Fleetwith Pike

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17th February 2013
ASCENT: 4,750 Feet, 1,448 Metres
MILES: 9.2
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, Red Pike (Buttermere) – High Stile – High Crag – Haystacks – Fleetwith Pike
ROUTE: Buttermere – Old Burtness – Bleaberry Tarn – Red Pike – High Stile – High Crag – Gamlin End – Seat – Scarth Gap – Haystacks – Blackbeck Tarn – Warnscale Beck – Dubs Hut – Dubs Bottom – Fleetwith Pike – Fleetwith Edge – Buttermere Lake Path – Buttermere
 

Lakelands Straightest Mile & More…

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15th September 2011 -
Walk one - Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) From Stonethwaite
Walk two - Fleetwith Pike From Honister Slate Mine
ASCENT: 1,771 Feet, 540 Meters / 1,200 Feet, 367 Meters
MILES: 2.8 / 3
WAINWRIGHTS:

1, Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot) / 1, Fleetwith Pike

ROUTE:  
 

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