Low Pike

This route is an excellent option for those staying in Ambleside who want to explore the fells without driving.

Low Pike and WIndermere from High PikeLow Pike and Windermere as seen from High Pike

The route starts in the town and is generally straightforward, but there are rocky outcrops and deep bogs along the way.

Although these obstacles can be challenging, there are easy ways to circumvent them, making the route suitable for those with moderate fitness.

At the summit, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Windermere and Scafell Pike.

Low Pike is an excellent option for those looking for a medium-difficulty walk in the Lake District.

Starting from the town, follow Nook Lane until you reach the farm at the end.

Go through the farm and follow the track marked as a public footpath.

The track will lead you through farmland and divide at Grid Ref NY 375 062.

If you want to avoid difficult scrambling, take the path to the right, which will lead you around Sweden Crag and rejoin the main route on the other side.

After Sweden Crag, the path may become boggy in some areas, so it is recommended to cross the wall to the left to avoid these spots.

The path will continue up to the summit, which requires some scrambling.

A cairn marks the summit.

If you’re feeling up for more adventure, you can continue along the path to High Pike.

Take some time to enjoy the views and have a snack or a drink.

Retrace your steps down the fell for the return journey, following the same path back to the car park.

This route is around 3 miles and should take approximately 3 hours to complete, including stops for rest and taking in the views.

Estimated Total Time: 3 hours (for ascent and descent)

Ideal for: Individuals with moderate fitness levels, as well as older children, are suitable for this activity.

This guide should help you plan a safe, enjoyable, medium-difficulty fell walk on Low Pike.

Remember to respect the environment and always put safety first. Happy hiking!

Disclaimer: Please note that every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided at the time of writing.However, it is essential to verify the information carefully before making any decisions based on the contents of this article.