Red Pike (Buttermere)

Overview
Height: 2,479 Feet - 755 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 160 154
Area: Western
Ordnance Survey: OL4
Wainwright Guidebook: Seven

The most trodden mountain track out of Buttermere, a ladder of stones, leads to the summit of Red Pike (which itself cannot be seen from the village) and indeed this in the only tourist path permitted by the extremely steep and rough fellside to the south, overlooking the valley.

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Red Pike (Buttermere) from St Peter's Church, Buttermere.

Scale Force.

Red Pike (Buttermere) seen over Chapel Crags.

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd summit cairn.

Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd.

Scale Force.

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit cairn.

 

There are 9 walks to choose from including Red Pike (Buttermere)

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 - 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 Beck - Buttermere Dubbs - The Fish Hotel, Buttermere
 

High Crag via Sheepbone Rake


18th April 2014
ASCENT: 2,677 feet 816 Meters
MILES: 7.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 3, High Crag – High Stile – Red Pike (Buttermere)
ROUTE: Buttermere – Buttermere Lake Path – Burtness Wood – Above Burtness – Burtness Comb – Sheepbone Rake – Burtness Buttress – High Crag – High Stile – Red Pike (Buttermere) – Lingcomb Edge – Scale Beck – Scale Force – Scale Bridge – Buttermere
 

Mellbreak, Red Pike & Great Borne

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29th September 2013
ASCENT: 2,526ft, 770 Meters
MILES: 11.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Mellbreak – Red Pike (Buttermere) – Starling Dodd – Great Borne
ROUTE: Loweswater – Kirkgate Farm – White Crag – Mellbreak – Scale Force – Lingcomb Edge – Red Pike (Buttermere) – Little Dodd – Stirling Dodd – Scaw Well – Great Borne – Herdus – Steel Brow – Floutern Tarn – Whiteoak Moss – Mosedale – Mosedale Beck – Kirkgate Farm – Loweswater
 

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
 

Red Pike to Haystacks

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19th February 2012
ASCENT: 4,000 Feet, 1,220 Metres
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag & Haystacks
ROUTE: Buttermere – Old Burtness – Bleaberry Tarn – Red Pike – High Stile – High Crag – Gamlin End – Seat – Scarth Gap – Haystacks – Blackbeck Tarn – Warnscale Beck – Warnscale bottom – Gatesgarth – Buttermere
 

The High Stile Ridge

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30th January 2011
ASCENT: 2,950 Feet, 899.1 Meters
MILES: 11.9
WAINWRIGHTS: 5,  High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike, Starling Dodd & Great Borne
ROUTE:  
 

Red Pike & High Stile

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13th September 2009
ASCENT:

807 Mtrs  2644Ft

MILES: xxx
WAINWRIGHTS: 2 Red Pike, High Stile
ROUTE: xxxx
 

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