Red Pike, The Lakes - October
This was a 7-hour walk we did from our base in Keswick. We drove
up the Honister Pass, past the Honister Slate Mine, and down in
to the valley of Buttermere. We parked on the left just past the
pub in Buttermere, and walked across the lush green strip of land
separating Buttermere and Crummock Water to the other side via an
old stone bridge.
Jim and Lesley on the old stone bridge
After continuing down the valley for a while we turned north and
began the long climb up to Red Pike, 751 feet, up a craggy ravine.
It was quite a warn day and it was a hard slog to the top.
Route up to Red Pike
Mick enjoying lunch at Red Pike
Starting to get chilly at Red Pike
The ridge ahead of us towards High
Looking back to Red Pike
Looking down on Crummock Water
Looking back along the ridge from