Fleetwith Pike

Fleetwith Pike is best known for the mass of rock on its flank: Honister Crag. This gives the mountain an immediately recognisable profile from the NW across the waters of Buttermere. The mountain itself offers superb views down the Buttermere, Crummock, and Loweswater valleys. Once the summit is gained, the walker can then quickly gain the higher plateau of land beyond.

Elevation (feet): 2,126
Elevation (meters): 648
Continent: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Latitude: 54.5167
Longitude: -3.23333
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Dec
First successful climber(s): Andy
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Keswick

Thanks to Andy Bannister for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Fleetwith Pike.

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  • Log #18655 - by Gordon L. Hewstone on Oct 09, 2004
    A relatively easy climb (made easier by starting at the top of Honister Pass) despite carrying 6-month old son on my back! Visibility over Buttermere was excellent at first and then in a matter of...
  • Log #18656 - by Andy Bannister on Dec 10, 2003
    I have a dent in my right leg from where I slipped and fell on the rocky NW arete :-) That said, the mountain is one of my favourites, offering such a splendid vista back over three lakes.