Pike of Blisco

Area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County:Cumbria
Country:England
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, Marilyn, Hewitt, Nuttall, and HuMP
(also Fellranger, Synge, Sim, and Tump)
Height:705m
Maps:OL6(N) Explorer or 89, 90 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY271042         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:cairn - photo
Notes:North cairn is higher than South cairn
Daylight:dawn 04:18, sunrise 05:06, sunset 21:31, dusk 22:19
External links:Wikipedia

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Pike of Blisco
Pike of Blisco


Pike of Blisco, or according to Wainwright: Pike O'Blisco, lies between the summit of Wrynose Pass and the Oxendale branch of Great Langdale. The northwest end of the summit ridge was graced by a large conical cairn in Wainwright's time but was apparently vandalised, a much lesser cairn now stands in its place. Another cairn at the southwest end marks the lower end of the rocky ridge.

The easiest route of ascent is from the top of Wrynose pass at Three Shire Stone, alternatively the Old Dungeon Ghyll is a popular starting point for a round including Pike of Blisco, Crinkle Crags, and Bowfell and if very keen the Langdale Pikes: Rosset Pike, Harrison Stickle and Pike of Stickle.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: samross, adgl, DukeNukem, goth_angel, gallowshill (twice), tiamaria, domusmantell, Strangerclur, Sylwia J Kociemba (twice), TONYL31, anthbowles, peterb, DuncanG22, Stoney, Smoo1610 (twice), kierandol, motley 55, john09cw, On The Rivet, Stewart Sanderson (twice), Stuchlik, drsylvester68, fizzerfox, JamieL, Chris the rambler, CarlandHay, budgie, Mikew92, CARLOS (twice), ThrowerBell, dsutton101, Ginty, AGJ64, wolfgangb, jegger, walsh581, Susanna, beth, StevetheRover, Andy Duff, Shortnick, chipshot, ThinArthur, digby, Lancashire Lad (x3), gbh (twice), shivtc@yahoo.co.uk, gerard.hurst, springfishblue, and ScoutScarShuffler (twice).

If you need accommodation we have details of 10 properties offering rooms near Pike of Blisco. Here are some examples:

3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£254-1047 per week
3.6km (2.2 miles) away, sleeps 2
4 AA Assessed

4.6km (2.9 miles) away
3 Sykes Cottages Assessed Cottage
£459-835 per week
5.0km (3.1 miles) away, sleeps 5

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