Saturday, 1 July 2000

Sheffield Pike

Sheffield Pike seen from Boredale Hause
Height: 675m (2,215ft)
Prominence: 91m (299ft)
Region: Eastern Fells
Classifications: Hewitt, Nuttall, sub HuMP, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn with boundary stone
Times climbed: 1
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The boundary stone atop Sheffield Pike
What Wainwright said:

"Sheffield Pike soars abruptly between the valleys of Glenridding an Glencoyne and it presents to each a continuous fringe of steep ctags. The eastern aspect is pleasing but westwards the fell is drab, hideously scarred by the environs of a vast lead mine".

Sheffield Pike is a prominent intermediate top on one of the eastern ridges of Stybarrow Dodd. Broadly oval in plan, Sheffield Pike separates the Glencoyne and Glenridding valleys, rising high above both. Both flanks are steep, the Glenridding Screes on the south side particularly so, and the upper slopes on both sides have substantial outcrops of steep crags.

Two iron posts, one on Heron Pike and the other above Nick Head, are inscribed “H 1912” on one side and “M 1912” on the other. These mark the boundary between the Howard estate of Greystoke and the Marshall estate of Patterdale. The summit cairn also carries an old stone boundary marker with the H and M initials.

The summit overlooks Glencoyne, but being set back from both the southern and eastern sides of the fell better views may be had from other places.

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