Sheffield Pike

21st June 2009

The previous week Me & Ste failed an attempt at rough camping in the Ennerdale Valley ,The long walk with heavy back packs, Fatigue ,The flies what ever the reason it put us on a downer ,So me being me needed a pick me up ,.A fell somewhere on the shores of Ullswater

Sheffield Pike it was ..A Wainwright &  up to now is definitely in my top  3


Wainwright Guidebook

The Eastern Fells



Ascent: 675Mtrs  2214Ft
Wainwrights: 1 Sheffield Pike
Weather: Warm & Muggy
Parking: Lay By On The A5092 Opposite Norfolk Island
Walking With: On My Own
Ordnance Survey:

OL5 (1:25)

Time Taken:  

Map and Photo Gallery




I’ve parked on the roadside on the A5092 just opposite Norfolk Island ,& I could see these young uns prepping up,  It seemed they were determined an owd lad like me yes 35! would not pass them & for a while they where setting a hasty pace ,but I knew at one point they had to stop ..& they did, & that’s where I passed out, I mean got the chance to pass them!

With me I like to set my own pace ,I don’t know if its fast or not because a lot of the time I walk alone .Today i must of been marching & so were the young uns! Could I pass them, I had to wait until id passed them & was way out of site before I nearly fell knees first to the ground.

Just passing Seldom Seen cottages here .


Looking down on Ullswater  with Birk Fell to the right


Looking back down the steep path & Seldom Seen



Heading toward the head of the Glencoyne Valley


The breached dam half way down the Valley


Time for the resuscitator! A quick stop & a Satsuma .


Looking towards Striding Edge ,Helvellyn, & Swirrel Edge with Catstyecam .


My contribution to the summit cairn, What a view !


You can dine in  the finest restaurants in the world but they wont find you a table like this . I must of sat here eating lunch for a good hour



The boundary stone on Sheffield Pike summit.


Little figures on Helvellyn summit


Making my way back down now

Seldom Seen Cottages,

I’m really getting used to walking on my own albeit Sheffield Pike being an easy up easy down fell my thinking is all good things come in small packages & today I wasn’t disappointed ,I’ve got this Hugh  grin on my face … Another Wainwright of my list which is going down still slowly but surely


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