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Name:Esk Pike
Hill number:2369
Height:885m / 2904ft
Parent (Ma):2359  Scafell Pike
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Southern Fells
County/UA:Cumbria (CoU)
Catchment:Derwent (Workington), Catchment Boundaries, Esk (Ravenglass)
Watershed:St Bees Head to Ravenscar
Class:Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Nuttall, Wainwright,
Birkett, Synge, Fellranger, Buxton & Lewis, Bridge,
Clem
(Hu,Tu,Sim,Hew,N,W,B,Sy,Fel,BL,Bg,Cm)
Grid ref:NY 23651 07504
Summit feature:rib of rock with small cairn
Drop:112m
Col:773m  NY240071  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 89 90
(1:25k) OL6N
Observations:rib of rock 4mNE is as high; large cairn 30m NE at NY 23671 07527 is lower
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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From Seatoller carpark with Hiking Manchester. Scramble ascent via Aaron Crags: Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright Top), Seathwaite Fell (Great Slack), Esk Pike, Allen Crags, High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top, Looking Steads, Glaramara (all tops)Comb Head, Comb Door Top, Dovenest Top, Rosthwaite Cam, Rosthwaite Fell (Bessyboot). Lovely spring day, perfect clear conditions.Lazylizzie12/05/2019
From the Cumbrian Way to Bow fell with Sam.Lykewake4204/05/2019
From Millbeck Farm where I stayed, along the road past ODG, up the Band to Bowfell, Bowfell N. Top, across to Pike de Bield and Yeastyrigg Crags before Esk Pike. Then NW, NE and SE to Tongue Head and continued to Rossett Pike, Buck Pike and Black Crags. Went across to Martcrag Moor before returning via the Cumbrian Way. 15 miles in over 7 hours.clivevilla23/04/2019
Good Friday circuit of Borrowdale Fells from Seathwaite, though had to park courteously over a half-mile before due to so many other visitors, even at 09:30! Styhead Path onto Seathwaite Fell (Wainwright) via Aaron Crags. Then on to Seathwaite Fell - Great Slack and South Top. From Sprinkling Tarn up on to Great End via Esk Hause, then on to Esk Pike. Next on to Allen Crags, then the long walk over High House Tarn Top, Red Beck Top and Looking Steads to reach Glaramara. Finally, descended via Thornythwaite Fell and walked back round via Seatoller. Magnificent hike and sunny throughout - Great End was the only one of the five Wainwrights I'd previously climbed.mavero1019/04/2019
Headed from Seathwaite Fell to Sprinkling Tarn and Esk Hause then the ascent up to Esk Pike. Straight forward path to follow. with RichieZoe Little31/03/2019
A weekend camp at Seatoller Farm. Did 5 fells altogether with Colin in the campervan. Did this one and Rossett Pike.jonesj228/03/2019
Around Langdale HeadChopperbrown21/03/2019
885mThe Grouse24/12/2018
With family. Approached from Bowfell and descent to Esk Hause and return to Langdale.benalder28415/10/2018
JNR reccerichardrosser10/10/2018
Seathwaite, Glaramara, SH721, Allen Crags, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Great End, Lingmell Crag, Seathwaite Fell, Seathwaite.PGCE01/10/2018
Smash fest with LUUOC from Duddon Valley Crinkle Crags - Bowfell - Esk Pike - Scafell Pike - Scafell - Slight SideJonathanConey27/07/2018
Ascent of Bow Fell via Stool End, The Band, Climbers Travers and the Great Slab. On to Esk Pike via Ore Gap. Ascent of Bow Fell and on to Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Great Knott, Cold Pike and Pike of Blisco. Descent via Wrynose Fell and Redacre Gill.raymooremanx22/07/2018
Stickle Ghyll Car Park, Langdale - Pike O Blisco - Cold Pike - Crinkle Crags - Bow Fell - ESK PIKE - Rossett Pike - Stickle Ghyll Car Park, Langdaleeviljeff914/07/2018
10PLittledave23/06/2018
10PLittledave22/06/2018
Nice early start at Tarn at Leaves. Chose a contoury route to skirt Rosthwaite Fell and Glaramara to Allen Crags. After a break at Esk Hause in the Shelter before going up to Great End. Hunted around for the cairn which wasn't at the highest point. Great views around in and out of the mist. Dropped back down via the col to Esk Hause, up to Esk Pike dropping off down to Angle Tarn. Rossett Pike, returning via the Langstrath Valley.Butty09/06/2018
From Bowfell then Ore Gap, Angle Tarn, Rossett Gill ,ODGdavidsharpe2303/06/2018
Recce for second half of Lakes 10 peaks.Mountainhikes20/05/2018
Walked from Bowfell. Nice and rocky.electricratman20/05/2018
With Mum; Dungeon Ghyll - Rossett Pike - Esk Hause - Esk Pike - Pike de Bield - Bowfell - the Band - Dungeon Ghyll. Wonderful weather!Mark Jackson05/04/2018
6/9 today started out in borrowdale on 15 mile horseshoe. Glaramara, Looking Steads, Red Beck Top, High House, Allen Crags, Esk Pike, Bowfell North Top, Rossett Pike, Buck PikeThe-Z-Man05/12/2017
White Stones, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great Endkeithouk03/12/2017
good dayhikester03/12/2017
Ten Peaks recce. Parked at Legburthwaithe ran to Swirls car park, Helvellyn, Wythburn, The Bog, High Raise, Martcrag Moor, Rosset Pike, Bowfell via Hanging Knotts Crag, Esk Pike, Great End, Sca Fell Pike dropped down the Corridor Route to Styhead Tarn, Stockley Gill Bridge to the YHA at Borrowdale.Stu Percival19/11/2017
With pete from old dungeon gyll in round of Allen Crags, Esk Pike and BowfellInez11/11/2017
Head of the langdales A long day Pike of Blisco Cold Pike Crinkle crags Bow Fell Esk Pike Rossett PikeTobo196919/09/2017
From Old Dungeon Ghyll Pike of Blisco Cold Pike Crinkle Crags Bow Fell Esk Pike Rossett Pike Descending for what felt like days !Wifey201618/09/2017
Nic & NedNicola & Stuart29/08/2017
Came up from Esk Hause after doing Broad Crag. Sat on the summit that was the rock ridge then as I came down met another hiker who said the summit was the cairn that looked lower to me but bagged it anyway just to be safe.NorthernWayfarer09/07/2017
Started from Stickle Ghyll CP along the Cumbria Way to Rossett Pike, Esk Hause, Esk Pike, Bow Fell and back down The Band to the CP.Delta6817/06/2017
12.4 mile walk 7 fells in very changeable weather. We walked from car park at end of Langdale, climbed The Band up onto Bowfell, had brief glimpses of the view when cloud cleared, along lovely path to Esk Pike in full sun, down to Esk Hause and back up and along to Ill Crag (Weather closing in again), climbed Broad Crag in full cloud, back along to Great End in sun, back down to Esk Hause and up to Allen Crags (full thick cloud), then followed path down as cloud completely cleared, passed lovely Angle Tarn in full sun and bagged Rossett Pike, then back down to Langdale.DanTrig17/06/2017
Cumbrian Traverse - Broughton Mills to KeswickIWC16/06/2017
From Seathwaite, up Grains Gill to Esk Pike then descending to Allen Crag,then down around Styhead Tarn & Gill.mickdavidson14/06/2017
Fifth top of six on the 12.5 mile Head of Langdale route from the book Walking the Wainwrights bt Stuart Marshall. Park and start from the Old Dungeon Ghyll hotel.WAYNE ROWLETT03/06/2017
Old Dungeon Ghyll - The Band - Bowfell - Bowfell N top - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Allen Crags - Angle Tarn - Rossett Pike - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Ghyll. Walking solo. Warm and sunny to begin with (started 2.30pm). Little wind. Increasing cloud and spot of drizzle after 7pm. Helped several lost walkers around Esk Pike, including one with no map! Total time 5 hours.jamessteel10031/05/2017
Glaramara - Allen Crags - Esk Pike - Bowfell. Amazing views.twg2731/05/2017
Walking with David, Lina and Nat.jontynorris29/05/2017
Climbed from Seathwaite as part of a four fell hike, Great End, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Glaramara.alanm901/05/2017
First hill of the day, walking in from Seatoller. With Clare, Eire, Evan, Sail, Danu, Coel & Alfie. On to Bowfell.Dangerous Dave22/04/2017
Jim's Stag Weekend - Day 1 With Treadycwrci22/04/2017
Walk from ODG with Mark and Will up The Band to the Three Tarns and to the summit of Bowfell, crossing to Esk Pike then retracing our steps to descend from Ore Gap to Angle Tarn and the short climb to Rossett Pike before finally descending down Rossett Gill and the Cumbrian Way for a well earned pintPhilip A10/04/2017
BGR Reccescreeleep01/04/2017
From public car park at Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, en route to Scafell Pike. Continuing from Bow Fell North Top, dense fog lifted briefly en route to give some excellent views over towards Ill Crag, Great End and Scafell Pike. Lost bearings a little on way as dense fog returned and going still slow in the snow.muzza206/03/2017
PupLittledave19/11/2016
with Dave, Jay and Wendyk973aren01/11/2016
With big packs. From Bowfell. Hostel to hostel walking - Tarn How, grasmere to YHA Borrowdale. With GFEFionalevey21/09/2016
Bowfell Circlespare.tyres07/09/2016
I reached the summit of Esk Pike on Saturday 3rd September 2016 as part of the Lake District 8 Peaks Challenge (a 30km charity trek to raise money to support the British Heart Foundation).Gray Wolf03/09/2016
Brown Howe, Great Knott, Crinkle Crags, Shelter Crags, Shelter Crags North Top, Bowfell, Yeastyrigg Crags, Pike de Bield, Esk Pike, Tongue Headkeithouk14/08/2016