Saturday, 1 July 2000

Arthur's Pike

Arthur's Pike (left of the beck)
Height: 533m (1,749ft)
Prominence: 4m (13ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
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The East Martindale Fells - 05/04/2014
The summit cairn with Ullswater in the distance
What Wainwright said:

"Arthur's Pike is the northern termination of the long High Street range, and, like the northern termination of the parallell Helvellyn range, it contrasts with the usual Lakeland fell structure by exhibiting its crags to the afternoon sun; the northern and eastern slopes are without rock".

Arthur's Pike is a subsidiary top on the ridge falling north from Loadpot Hill. An extensive craggy face stands above the lower reach of Ullswater.

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.

Arthur's Pike has a small summit set back from the crags on a grassy plateau.

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