Saturday, 1 July 2000

Low Pike

Low Pike from its neighbour,  High Pike
Height: 508m (1,667ft)
Prominence: 28m (91ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn on rocky outcrop
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
The Fairfield Horseshoe & Stone Arthur - 21/11/2015
The Fairfield Horseshoe - 23/04/2013
The summit of Low Pike looking towards High Pike
What Wainwright said:

"Low Pike is well seen from the streets of Ambleside as the first prominent peak on the high ridge running northwards. Low Pike is sufficiently elevated above the deep valleys of Scandale and Rydale to give an impression of loftiness which exaggerates its modest altitude."

Located 3km north of Ambleside, Low Pike is a modest fell often climbed as part of the Fairfield Horseshoe, a popular ridge walk taking in a total of 8 Wainwright peaks. The prominent ridge leading from Low Pike to High Pike is well seen from the town.

There is no room on the summit outcrop for a cairn as it crossed by a drystone wall and views in most directions are obscured by higher peaks. However, Low Pike does have a very nice view down the valley into Ambleside and towards Windermere.

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