Sheffield Pike - Route One

 

Start - Glencoyne NY 387 184 Distance - 1.9 miles Ascent - 1,710 feet Time - 2 hours : 05 minutes


The track leading to Seldom Seen at the start of this walk.  There's a car park to the north of the track and many lay-by parking areas to the south 

Looking over Glencoyne Park to Glencoyne Brow and Swineside Knott from the start of the track
On the track to Seldom Seen
Gowbarrow Fell and Ullswater from the track
Birk Fell from the track
Looking down to Glencoyne Farm
As the track gradually turns below the tree covered slopes of Moss Crag Sheffield Pike comes into view for the first time
Looking back to Ullswater
Sheffield Pike from the approach to Seldom Seen
Looking over to Glencoyne Head
The track ends at Seldom Seen where a path continues on along the edge of Glencoyne Wood
Passing Seldom Seen, a terrace of ten cottages which were originally miners' lodgings
Sheffield Pike from the path above Seldom Seen
Looking back to Ullswater from the path above Seldom Seen
The path reaches a stile at the end of Glencoyne Wood and continues on alongside the wall towards Nick Head, the line probably taken by the miners of Seldom Seen to reach the upper levels of Greenside Mine.  This route crosses the stile and turns left to follow the wall enclosing Glencoyne Wood
Looking back to Ullswater from the stile
On the path climbing south-east above Glencoyne Wood
Looking back to Glencoyne Head
Looking up to Sheffield Pike from the path above Glencoyne Wood
Approaching the top edge of Glencoyne Wood
Looking back to Glencoyne Brow and Swineside Knott
The path reaches a col with a view of St. Sunday Crag over the south-east ridge of Sheffield Pike
Looking back over Glencoyne Park to Gowbarrow Fell from the col
A small marker cairn indicates the start of a path which climbs to join the south-east ridge below the imposing peak of Heron Pike
Looking back to Gowbarrow Fell from the start of the path to the south-east ridge
Looking down to Glenridding Dodd from the climb to the south-east ridge
Ullswater from the climb to the ridge
Approaching the south-east ridge, looking down to the head of Ullswater and Patterdale
Birkhouse Moor, Helvellyn and Catstycam from the south-east ridge
Looking down the lower part of the south-east ridge to the head of Ullswater and Patterdale
The lower reaches of Ullswater from the south-east ridge
Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side and Raise from near the top of the south-east ridge
Ullswater from the summit of Heron Pike
Glenridding Dodd and Place Fell from the summit of Heron Pike
Patterdale from Heron Pike
St. Sunday Crag over the west ridge of Birkhouse Moor
Birkhouse Moor, Striding Edge, Helvellyn and Catstycam from the summit of Heron Pike
Helvellyn Lower Man, White Side and Raise from Heron Pike
Great Mell Fell over the summit of Swineside Knott from Heron Pike
The way ahead from Heron Pike along the broad heather-clad ridge.  The actual summit of Sheffield Pike is just visible on the centre right
Looking back to the top of Heron Pike from the summit ridge
Approaching the summit of Sheffield Pike
The summit of Sheffield Pike marked by a large cairn and an old estate boundary stone
Looking back along the ridge, Place Fell in the middle distance backed by the ridge between Wether Hill and High Raise
High Raise, Rampsgill Head, High Street, Thornthwaite Crag and Caudale Moor form the horizon
The view south to Red Screes in the centre with St. Sunday Crag on the right
Catstycam backed by Striding Edge and Helvellyn
Sticks Pass flanked by Raise and Stybarrow Dodd
The connecting ridge to Greenside over the col of Nick Head.  The summit of Great Dodd appearing over the ridge to the right
Ullswater from the summit of Sheffield Pike

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