Esk Pike

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:885m
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY236075         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rib of rock with small cairn
Notes:rib of rock 4mNE is as high; large cairn 30m NE at NY 23671 07527 is lower
Daylight:dawn 03:40, sunrise 04:36, sunset 21:51, dusk 22:47
External links:Wikipedia

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Esk Pike
Esk Pike


Situated between Bowfell and the Scafells at the head of Langdale this remote position gives fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Far from the road any ascent of its rocky summit is a strenuous task.

Why not try walking up this hill using one of our walks:

... or, if you've walked it already, why not log on or register and record your walk?

Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: 147matt, @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ahampson, alanm9, Andy Duff, anthbowles, awall, bally6872, beth, Bilberry, CarlandHay, CARLOS (x10), Carolwildbird (twice), chloealina, chrisfry35 (x7), Cowles, DANE2766, darrendixon, Darrenh, Daver64, Daz Graham, digby, domusmantell, dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, Econ, Ejuk, fellwalker68, fizzerfox, gallowshill (twice), Gary Stanley, GaryR, gbh (twice), gerard.hurst, gilly_3886, Ginty, GraemeLackford, Hannahfw, Harter hod carrier, hhampson, hillbilly, Howdo, Ivesylew, JamieL, jegger, JimRiley, JulesMC, Kanianne, King of the Tops (twice), Lakeviewlad, Lancashire Lad (x3), lludwinski, Luly, Mags763, mariablky, MarjWatson, markhallam, Mikew92, motley 55 (x3), munrobracket, navdave (twice), neil_h, Nottspanther, On The Rivet, pah800, PaulG1952 (twice), peterb, Peterfishwick, RuslandRambler (twice), samross, ScoutScarShuffler, sgrice56, shivtc@yahoo.co.uk, Smoo1610, Spacemonkey, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, Steve18566, steve71, StevetheRover, Stoney, Strangerclur, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), ThinArthur, vinmac, Wayne-1977, wezboyes@hotmail.com, wolfgangb, and yorkmunrobagger.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

If you need accommodation we have details of 12 properties offering rooms near Esk Pike. Here are some examples:

4 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£442-2792 per week
6.4km (3.9 miles) away, sleeps 4
5 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£1637-8237 per week
8.0km (5.0 miles) away, sleeps 10
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£600-2650 per week
7.6km (4.7 miles) away, sleeps 6

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