SHEFFIELD PIKE
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Sheffield Pike - 6th February 2009
WALK STATISTICS
Date 6th February 2009 Description Sheffield Pike
Start Point Glenridding Car Park Peaks Climbed Glenridding Dodd 442m
Total Time 4hrs 50min   Sheffield Pike 675m
Walking Time 3hrs 00min    
Stopped Time 1hrs 50min    
Distance 5.80 miles    
Moving Average 1.9 mph Start Grid Ref NY 38575 16942
Elevation at Start 155 metres Temperature 0°C
Total Ascent 625 metres Weather Sunny
Max Elevation 675 metres Walking With On Own
WALK NOTES

Glenridding National Park Car Park - Greenside Road - Glenridding Dodd - Heron Pike - Sheffield Pike - Lucys Tongue - Sticks Pass - Greenside Mines - Greenside Road - Glenridding National Park Car Park

What a day – lovely sunny conditions throughout. The snow was lying on the fell tops once again – I knew I was in for a good days walking. Starting from the main car park in Glenridding I walked through to the Greenside Road. After a short while and near Rake Cottages I took the path up the fellside to The Rake below Glenridding Dodd. The snow was starting to get deeper as I approached the base of the fell. In fact drifts had gathered deeply next to the stone walls. I found my own path to the summit of Glenridding Dodd at 442 metres. This was my first of two Wainwright’s for the day. The views were fantastic from the top especially across to Ullswater and towards the Pennines.

After a short stay at the summit I made my way down to the hawse to start my ascent to Heron Pike. The scenery was just fantastic. My ascent was made slightly difficult as I could not follow any path due to the snow and ice. There was no one around and I was making my own path as I went along.

Eventually I reached the top of Heron Pike with its post (marked on OS maps) and incredible views. I was so glad I had decided to walk in this area today. The path to Sheffield Pike now levels out a bit and there are one or two small tarns on the way which were in fact iced over today. The summit of Sheffield Pike at 675 metres stands on a rocky mound. Yet again the views were really good especially to Ullswater and beyond. There were fantastic views to Helvellyn (in cloud), Catstycam, Whiteside and Raise in one direction and Stybarrow Dodd and Hart Side in another.

I descended via Lucy’s Tongue and the path below Stang End to the Greenside Mines and then along Greenside Road to Glenridding. This was such an enjoyable day in excellent weather conditions and with hardly a soul about.

PROFILE
REFERENCE

Reference Books Used

None
Maps Used
OL5 Explorer - The English Lakes (North East Area)
PHOTOGRAPHS
Glenridding Dodd from Glenridding
Path up to Glenridding Dodd
Birkhouse Moor and Rake Cottages from path to Glenridding Dodd
MAP - OVERVIEW
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PHOTOGRAPHS
Birkhouse Moor
Path to Glenridding Dodd with Heron Pike
The hause between Glenridding Dodd and Heron Pike - The Rake
Raise from Glenridding Dodd
Ullswater from Glenridding Dodd
Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd
Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd
Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd
Looking to hause below Glenridding Dodd
Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd
The Rake from Glenridding Dodd
Catstycam Whiteside and Raise from Glenridding Dodd
Glenridding Dodd Summit
Ascent to Heron Pike
Ullswater from ascent of Heron Pike
Ullswater from Heron Pike
Catstycan from Heron Pike
Ullswater from Heron Pike
Ullswater and the Pennines from Heron Pike
Glenridding Dodd and Place Fell from Heron Pike
Ullswater and the Pennines from Heron Pike
Ullswater and the Pennines from Heron Pike
Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike
Ullswater and the Pennines from Heron Pike (and Post)
Ullswater and the Pennines from Heron Pike
Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike
Ullswater and the Pennines from Heron Pike (and Post)
Glenridding Dodd from Heron Pike
Catstycam and Raise from path to Sheffield Pike - Helvellyn in the cloud
Path to Sheffield Pike
Frozen and icy Tarn on path to Sheffield Pike
Raise from near Sheffield Pike
PHOTOGRAPHS
Sheffield Pike Summit
Ullswater and the Pennines from Sheffield Pike Summit
Raise and Sticks Pass from Sheffield Pike
Ullswater and the Pennines from Sheffield Pike Summit
Glencoyne Head and White Stones from Sheffield Pike
Glencoyne Head and White Stones from Sheffield Pike
Raise and Sticks Pass from Sheffield Pike Summit
Lucys Tongue and disused quarries from Sheffield Pike
Looking back to Sheffield Pike
Looking back to Sheffield Pike
Looking back to Sheffield Pike
Hart Side from descent of Sheffield Pike
Glencoyne Head and White Stones from descent of Sheffield Pike
Glencoyne Head from footbridge over Swart Beck
Ullswater and Glenridding from Sticks Pass
Glencoyne Head from Sticks Pass
A cold and icy sun
View from Sheffield Pike
Glencoyne Head and Footbridge over Swart Beck
Glencoyne Head from Footbridge over Swart Beck
Glencoyne Head and Footbridge over Swart Beck
Catstycam from Sheffield Pike
Ullswater from Sheffield Pike
Ullswater from Sheffield Pike
Descending to Greenside on Sticks Pass
Path to Greenside Mines
Path to Greenside Mines
Path to Greenside Mines
Path to Greenside Mines
Greenside Mines
Path to Greenside Mines
Ullswater - at the end of the walk
Stang End from Greenside Mines
Greenside Road
Rake Cottages on Greenside Road with Place Fell in the distance

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