Saturday, 1 July 2000

Selside Pike

Selside Pike
Height: 655m (2,149ft)
Prominence: 36m (118ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Windshelter
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report: 
Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree & Selside Pike - 03/04/2015
A large wind shelter can be found on Selside Pike
What Wainwright said:

"One of the lesser known fells is Selside Pike on the eastern fringe of the district, commanding the head of the shy and beautiful little valley of Swindale. Its neglect is scarcely merited, for although the summit is a dull grass mound, the fell has a rugged eastern face that closes the valley with dramatic fashion".

Selside Pike stands between the valleys of Mardale and Swindale in the Far Eastern Fells.

The upper parts of Selside Pike are characterised by smooth grassy slopes and the top of the fell has a dome-like appearance from most angles. The lower slopes on the western side- falling to the shore of Haweswater- are steeper with tongues of scree in evidence. The eastern side of the fell forms the head of Swindale proper, the upper valley being known as Mosedale.

The summit has a large stone cairn while all around is grass. The view of the Lakeland fells is confined to the head of Mardale, but Haweswater, Shap and the Pennines present a fine open prospect.

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