Sheffield Pike

This fell yields excellent views of Patterdale, Ullswater and the Helvellyn range (weather permitting!). It is also has the merit of being among those which can be easily fitted into a half-day outing, and yet at the same time providing all the traits of the “authentic” Lake District fell-walking experience (others that come to mind in this connection are, e.g., the Helm Crag “round” via Greenburn and Wetherlam from Tilberthwaite). The ascent was from Glencoyne Wood, past the “Seldom Seen” cottages, up to Nick Head, on to the summit, then back down via Heron Pike, the south-east ridge, Glenridding Dodd and the lake shore. Distance: 4.69 miles/7.56 km; height: 2065 ft./630m.

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