Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag
by made in Scotland » Thu May 22, 2014 10:39 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere)
Hewitts included on this walk: High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere)
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Then onwards towards Red Pike, though we had to keep stopping to check the view behind us. Good place to stop for lunch and see the crags that we would be walking above later.
Quite a steep climb from here up to the top of Red Pike but had to keep stopping anyway to admire the view. Then the slippery, red, steep bit to the top. Met someone from Iowa sliding down rather faster than he intended to.
It was quite windy on top so headed off to High Crag and then slithered down steeply via Gamlin End to the main path back toward Buttermere. Some great bluebells around here, I'd heard about the ones at Rannerdale but didn't know about these so they were a nice surprise. Then headed back to Buttermere with the scent of bluebells and sunshine!
Altogether a great walk on a great day, sun, lake views, hill views, not too busy, a tarn, crags, steep bits, easy bits, pub at the end, drive back over Honister and back in time for the cup final - apparently!
by A Drunken Taffer » Fri May 23, 2014 7:13 am
by AJNicholls » Fri May 23, 2014 8:35 pm
by made in Scotland » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:13 pm
A Drunken Taffer wrote:Good walk that one, done the High Stile range myself a few times. Great weather for it to!
Yes really good views all the time and the weather was amazing - hope it lasts.
AJNicholls wrote:Red Pike Buttermere is my pick for one of the most knackering climbs in the Lake District. Thankfully the views are good to look at while people stop to get air back in their lungs!
Yes it was slightly crazy to pick this one for the first walk for a while - rather steep! I've been running uphill on the treadmill over winter (by mistake - I didn't realise I was on an uphill setting until someone commented the other day) so I think that helped!
Well if you found it knackering and you've just completed the Wainwrights there's hope for me yet! Well done by the way!
by SusieThePensioner » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:22 pm
by L-Hiking » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:46 pm