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High Pike - Caldbeck

 
   

 

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Height: 658m (2,159ft) GPS: NY 31873 35002 Walking Routes

High Pike is a fell in the northern part of the English Lake District and is located 4.5 kilometres south of Caldbeck.

It has a height of 658 metres (2159 feet) and is the most northerly of the Lakeland fells over 2000 feet.

It is a large fell with its northern slopes falling away towards the lower ground between Caldbeck and Carlisle.

Like the neighbouring Carrock Fell it has been extensively mined and the wealth created by the abundant variety of minerals on High Pike led to the saying "Caldbeck fells are worth all England else".

This fell should not be confused with another Lake District High Pike situated in Scandale near Ambleside.

High Pike’s position on the northern perimeter of the Lake District gives a fine view of the Solway Firth and the Scottish Border hills to the north.

However the view south is severely curtailed by the bulks of Skiddaw and Blencathra meaning the main body of Lakeland is not seen well.

High Pike has two subsidiary tops which are also classed as Nuttall fells, Hare Stones (627 metres) and Great Lingy Hill (616 metres) lie to the south west of the main summit at a distance of 600 metres and one kilometre respectively.

A direct ascent of High Pike is usually done from the north, starting around the Caldbeck area.

However, the fell is often climbed in conjunction with the nearby fells of Carrock Fell, Knott and Great Calva making a circular walk that starts and finishes near Mosedale to the south of Carrock Fell.

Walking routes near High Pike - Caldbeck

 

 

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