Saturday, 1 July 2000

Kentmere Pike

Kentmere Pike from Yoke
Height: 730m (2,395ft)
Prominence: 35m (114ft)
Region: Far Eastern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Trig pillar
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
The Kentmere Round - 18/07/2013
The cairn on the summit of Kentmere Pike
What Wainwright said:

A high ridge, a counterpart to the Ill Bell range across Kentmere, rises steeply to enclose the upper part of that valley to the east. This is the southern ridge of Harter Fell, which, soon after leaving the parent summit, swells into the bare, rounded top of Kentmere Pike."

Kentmere Pike is the highpoint of a ridge that runs between Harter Fell and Longsleddale. The Longsleddale side features a rim of crag above the narrow upper course of the River Sprint. Goat Scar, Raven Crag and Brown Crags are the main faces, while Steel Pike appears from the valley bridleway as an independent rocky peak.

The top of the fell is a grassy dome with a stone wall running along the ridge. An Ordnance Survey column stands just to the east of the wall whilst a small summit cairn has been built to the west. Both are of equivalent height. Views to the west show the rollercoaster-like ridge of Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick on their way up to High Street.

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