Arthur's Pike is a fell in the English Lake District,
near Ullswater and is a subsidiary top on the ridge falling north from
Loadpot Hill in the Far Eastern Fells. An extensive craggy face stands
above the lower reach of Ullswater.
The fell is separated from
Loadpot Hill by a broad depression just south east of the summit, the
ground here being quite marshy. The descending ridge turns north east at
Arthur's Pike, passing over the knoll of White Knott as it falls between
Aik Beck and the lake, heading for Pooley Bridge.
To the west of
Arthur's Pike the land falls steeply to Swarthbeck. This stream divides
the fell from its twin, Bonscale Pike, before flowing to Ullswater.
The north western face of Arthur's Pike has several tiers of crag,
dropping to a belt of cultivated land and then the lakeside road to
Arthur's Pike has a small summit set back from the crags
on a grassy plateau and the remains of a beacon (columnar cairn) mark
the brink of the face.
There is no clear path to the summit, but
a little to the south east the High Street roman road runs past.
The obvious direct ascent is from Swarthbeck on the Howtown road,
outflanking the crags to the north and making for White Knott on a good
The top can also be reached from the roman road, either
northwards from Loadpot Hill or southwards from Pooley Bridge or Helton.
routes near Arthur's Pike