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Name:Atkinson Pike [Foule Crag]
Hill number:2323
Height:845m / 2772ft
Parent (Ma):2320  Blencathra - Hallsfell Top
RHB Section:34A: Lake District - Northern Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Northern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington)
Class:Nuttall, Birkett, Synge, Buxton & Lewis
(N,B,Sy,BL)
Grid ref:NY 32436 28300
Summit feature:rock 3m W of cairn
Drop:16m
Col:829m  NY323279  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL5S
Observations:rock is about 50cm higher than cairn base
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 808 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
With JGCW02/04/2019
With CPgarth8702/04/2019
In spite of bright sunshine the rest of the day it snowed on the ascent so trimarc2 and I got very cold! Total day: 20km covering Souther Fell (both tops), Bannersdale Crags, Mungrisdale Common and all the tops of Blencathra.Fionalevey28/10/2018
Up on direct grass path from Mungrisdale Common cairn. Skirted around the bottom of the scree to stay on grass to reach the saddle near the quartz cross. On to Blencathra main top.Hillsidenick11/07/2018
Solo, Scales Tarn Circuit via Sharp Edge.Mountain Goat06/07/2018
From Scales on way to Blencathra. Enjoyed Sharp Edge and the scramble up Foule Crag. A classic Lakeland route.adrian34530/06/2018
Brillant scramble after Sharp edge up to blencathra. Best part for me!!Zoe Little03/06/2018
Lamb bridge -> Halls fell ridge -> Halls fell top -> Gategill Fell Top -> Atkinson Pike -> Mungrisdale Common -> Doddick Fell -> Doddick Fell ridge -> Lamb Bridgebriandiggle14/05/2018
From Blencathra field centre. Blencathra ridge including Atkinson Pike descending from Scales Fell. With Jill and Gary.ijpowell20/04/2018
with SR from CP nr field centre along ridge to Blencathra and down via Mungrisdale Common. Cloudy and cold wind.Frank18/04/2018
Solokenthompson17/03/2018
Blencathra round with OH and Dog from Threlkeld. Up via Doddick Fell, summit ridge including Atkinson Pike, then descend via Blease Fell. Weather very windy on top, patchy snow and ice but brilliant sunshine.cackleberry24/02/2018
During Lakes in a Day ultra run.stever07/10/2017
With Sam & LucyJohnStoneham05/08/2017
Awesome ascent via Sharp Edge. Want to do this again. Walked in mist to Halsfell summit.Simba25/07/2017
On Blencathra walk (qv) with Smoky, Dave and Sara (and Leo the terrier) on a cloudy-bright afternoon. Route was Mousethwaite Combe, Genderamackin valley, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Foules Crag, Halls Fell Top. Gategil Fell Top and Knowe Crags. Descended the zigzag path down Blease Fell to Threlkeld.Skip09/07/2017
Parked at Scales, Sharp Edge, Blencathra Hallsfell Top, Gategill Fell Top, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisdale Common, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags. Sunny, warm weather.Fell_wanderer14/06/2017
With BRAY, ORMEROD, HOWARTH, GARDNER and others.MGT6708/05/2017
Easy bag after the ascent up sharp Edgejmistry8608/04/2017
From Threlkeld around the base of Blease Fell, over Mungrisdale Common, up to Atkinson Pike descended along Halls Fell Ridge. Sunny day, snow on the tops.mickdavidson26/03/2017
Stunning spring day. Snow underfoot and clear blue sunny skies. Bowscale Fell Far East Top, Bowscale Fell East Top, Bowscale Fell, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra Halsfell Top, Scales Fell and Souther Fell from Mungrisdale.Lazylizzie25/03/2017
Today's fantastic winter walk in the Snow over blencathera Startling in Mungrisdale at the mill Inn Over Souther fell Up to Blencathera Via scales fell Down to Mungrisdale Common Up and around to Bannerdale Crags Finishing as the sun was setting on to of Bowscale Fell 14 miles in deep snow Meant beer was called forTobo196924/03/2017
w/ G, full round 2 dayerTom D11/03/2017
From Threlkeld, past Scales Farm, Scales Tarn, Sharp Edge, Atkinson Pike, Blencathra Hallsfell Top, Gategill Fell Top, down from Blease Fell. Snow on Blencathra, a bit icy on Sharp Edge but ok on straight route up.Fell_wanderer07/11/2016
MW, SRFrank01/11/2016
Halls Fell Ridge - Atkinson Pike - Doddick RidgeTaz3827/10/2016
Solo. fom Blencathra centre. Via Hallsfell Top. Good weather.mike.hoult22/09/2016
Tough pathless route up Blease beck round of the tops return via Scales fell.jocks116/09/2016
Parked at Blencathra Centre, Knowe Crags, Gategill Fell Top, Blencathra-Hallsfell Top, Atkinson Pike, Mungrisedale Common and back down Sinen Gill and along bridleway to car park.Chipstertrain11/09/2016
Blencathra Centre - Blease Farm - Gategill - Hall's Fell Ridge - Blencathra - Atkinson Pike - Mungrisdale Common - Sinen Gill - supply road back to Blencathra CentreMountainTerrier01/09/2016
From minor road at Scales at Mousthwait Comb NY 349 272. Via Bannerdale crags, Mungrisdale Common, Then went on to, Blencathra (Hallsfell Top) & Gategill Fell top.Westdenewalker06/07/2016
Ascent of Blencathra from Threlkeld. Descent via Hallsfell Ridge. Showery start but lovely warm and clear day to finish.Argentum6624/06/2016
16th top of 19 today on the 1st leg of my improvised Bob Graham round starting and finishing today at the Craglands guesthouse in Keswick. I climbed Latrigg, Lonscale Fell. Lonscale Pike, Jenkin Hill, Skiddaw Lesser Man, Skiddaw Little man, Skiddaw South top, Skiddaw middle top, Skiddaw, Skiddaw North top, Broad End, Bakestall, Little Calva, Great Calva and Mungrisedale common from where an easy grassy path meets others and it was a fairly easy climb upto the summit plateau. I checked out the view of Sharp edge before visiting the summit cairn and immediate vicinity. Nobody else around and the atmosphere was charged and brooding.Dazingdale06/06/2016
Blencathra, Gategill Fell Top, Atkinson Pike, Bowscale Fell, Bannerdale Crags. Followed route 1.1 from the Nuttals book. Parked the car in the lay-by on the A66. Nice walk to Gategill with good views and then up Hall's Fell which was a good old climb. Towards the top there were a few scrambles, but fairly easy ones and you come out right on the top of Blencathra. Then Gategill Fell Top and back to Atkinson Pike. A longish walk across a grassy plateau to Bowscale Fell and then back to Bannerdale Crags which had excellent views of Blencathra. Took the path South of the river down to Mousthwaite Comb.tsharp06/05/2016
An easy jog from the Blencathra centre to the stake - Mungrisedale Fell - on to Blencathra (may as well, even if I've done the other tops loads of times before). A stunning couple of hours out on may way up to do Ailsa CraigShutterlag03/05/2016
A66 - Scales Fell - Doddick Fell - Atkinson Pike - Blencathra - Gategill Fell Top - Knowe Crags - A66Blue The Dog03/04/2016
One of the last to be done before leaving Carlisle for Newrypdhancock01/04/2016
the tongue, bfet tarn grags, bowscale fell, bannerdale crags, mungrisdale common, foule crag, blencathra, gategill felltop, knowe crags, doddick fell, scales fell, souther fell south top, souther fell, ACW from cp in mungrisdale.robertphillips15/03/2016
Solo clear cold daydentalchimp28/02/2016
Via Sharp Edge in deep snow - Alpine feel but very looseJohn Eley14/02/2016
From Scales in deep snow with Gordon, Lucy & Jim.alistairpooler16/01/2016
Blencathra Circuit from ScalesAjm031012/10/2015
Parked in car park (honesty box) in Threlkeld. Knowe Crags-Gategill Fell Top-Blencathra-Atkinson Pike-Doddick Fell-Scales Fell-White Horse Inn.Jacqdaw22/09/2015
Parked on A66 at Scales, up sharp edge to Blencathra summit, had the summit to myself. Then across Atkinson pike to Bannerdale then onto Bowscale.James Burrows19/09/2015
From Halls fell, on lovely sunny day with Ian & Adam from Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club.alwaysinshorts06/09/2015
From Scales, Sharp Edge, Halls Fell TopCharlieRose25/08/2015
Nuttalls' route over Blencathra.agentmancuso26/07/2015
GuyLittledave25/07/2015
start threkeldadrianpatten18/06/2015
Topped out on Atkinson pike from doing sharp edgeAristotle Chip06/06/2015