Sheffield Pike

Sheffield Pike

Eastern Lake District

Route: Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd

Area: Eastern Lake District

Date of walk: 6th June 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 5.7 miles

Ascent: 1,700 feet

I parked in the layby below Stybarrow Crag and walked along the shore of Ullswater to the outskirts of Glenridding. I then joined a path heading west and up behind the village. After a short distance I left the path to head steeply uphill to the top of Glenridding Dodd

Having reached the summit, I descended to the col and went up the nose of Heron Pike (another steep pull) which leads to Sheffield Pike. The fell is not particularly attractive and mining activities have detracted from its appearance, but the view of Ullswater is superb – or would have been, for it was hazy and the long distance views on this walk were disappointing

The highlight of a fell walk is usually the summit but on this occasion it was the descent from Sheffield Pike, along Glencoyne Beck. This was a beautiful path, with views of Ullswater along the way

I’d really enjoyed the walk, but wished that the visibility from the tops had been better

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