Red Pike (Buttermere)

Area:Lake District - Western Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Hewitt, and Nuttall
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Maps:OL4(S) Explorer or 89 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY160154         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rock 8m NE of cairn
Notes:cairn is at NY 16054 15453
Daylight:dawn 06:27, sunrise 07:03, sunset 19:06, dusk 19:42
External links:Wikipedia

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Red Pike and Dodd, from Chapel Crags
Red Pike and Dodd, from Chapel Crags

Red Pike cannot be seen from the village of Buttermere as it hides behind Dodd. It is so named because of the ruddy red screes on its north east side which contain the mineral syenite.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: 147matt, @woody (twice), adgl, AGJ64, ahampson, ajdowsett, alanprince (twice), albee23, andrew_poyner, Andy Duff, Andy67, anthbowles, awall, beth, Billygoat75, bryanatk, CarlandHay, CARLOS, Carolwildbird, ccoleby, cejackson1951, CEW, chloealina, chrisfry35 (x6), chrisjohn87, Cumbrian33 (twice), DANE2766, darrendixon, Darrenh, Dave Martin, distantecho, DJSibbald, Drpjohnston, drsylvester68, dsutton101, DukeNukem (twice), elainewoodhouse, fidds, fizzerfox, frothyraptor, gallowshill, gbh, gdh200, gerard.hurst, gill4rolo, gilly_3886, Ginty (x3), Glenosborne, GlynREvans, Guarracino, highdave, hillbilly, Hubbards, i2am2no2man, ianjbaines, jdennington, Jennie, JimRiley, JJH94, jplyons, JTM, koczur, Lakeviewlad, Lancashire Lad (twice), LolaPearl, Luizawoods, luverlyjuberly, Mags763, Mandy1836, MarjWatson, markhallam, Mikew92, navdave, neil_h, NickiG, Nottspanther (twice), Oli R C, On The Rivet, peterb, psimon63, RuslandRambler, Samrust, SheepFarmer, Smoo1610, spookyfish, springfishblue, steve71, StevetheRover (x3), Strangerclur, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba (x3), Tabber, Tirama, TONYL31, TonyRogerson, tposton, ukhpr, vinmac,, windridge, and wolfgangb.

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

If you need accommodation we have details of 27 properties offering rooms near Red Pike (Buttermere). Here are some examples:

5 Tourist Board Assessed Cottage
£365-1700 per week
10.6km (6.6 miles) away, sleeps 2
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£445-2164 per week
9.8km (6.1 miles) away, sleeps 6
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£416-1806 per week
10.3km (6.4 miles) away, sleeps 5

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