Sheffield Pike - Lake District Walk

Sunday 24th September 2006

After the overnight thunderstorm most of the tops around Glenridding were still covered by cloud when we set out, so we expected little in the way of views and weren't even sure if the tops we were visiting would remain cloud free. The cloud base however seemed to climb with us and so we were treated to a day of ever improving views with the walk finishing in glorious sunshine.

Start: Glenridding car park (NY 3857 1695)

Route: Glenridding - Glenridding Dodd (114) - Heron Pike (115) - Sheffield Pike (116) - Nick Head - Greenside Road - Glenridding

Distance: 4.75 miles     Ascent: 571 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 30 mins

Weather: Low cloud to start, lifting during the afternoon.

Pub Visited: Travellers Rest, Glenridding    Ale Drunk: Jennings Bitter

Route Map >>



Looking towards Raise, covered in cloud, from the steep climb to Glenridding Dodd.

Glenridding Dodd summit

Glenridding Dodd's summit cairn.


A misty view of Ullswater from the summit of Glenridding Dodd.

Birkhouse Moor

The cloud is starting to lift and Birkhouse Moor comes into sight.

Heron Pike

Heron Pike from Glenridding Dodd with Sheffield Pike still in cloud.


Glenridding comes into view, with Keldas behind and further back Arnison Crag is also visible.

Helvellyn Massif

As we climb up Heron Pike's shoulder the Helvellyn Massif comes into view. Catstye Cam has the pointed top with
Lower Man visible behind it. To the right of Lower Man is White Side, with Raise on the right of the picture.

Heron pike's summit cairn

The summit cairn on Heron Pike with Helvellyn's summit just starting to emerge from the cloud behind it.

Glenridding Dodd & Place Fell

Looking down on Glenridding Dodd with Place Fell behind it, from Heron Pike.

Sheffield Pike

The route to Sheffield Pike from Heron Pike.

Sheffield Pike summit

Sheffield Pike's summit cairn and shelter.

Glencoyne Head & White Stones

Glencoyne Head and White Stones.

Place Fell & High Street

High Street is now visible behind Place Fell (centre left) and Angletarn Pikes (centre right).

Swart Beck

Looking up at the old mine workings at Swart Beck.

Heron Pike & Glenridding Dodd

Heron Pike (L) and Glenridding Dodd (R) as we head back to the car.


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