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Name:Swinescar Pike
Hill number:3783
Height:411m / 1348ft
Parent (Ma):2396  High Raise [High White Stones]
RHB Section:34B: Lake District - Central & Western Fells
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Lake District - Central Fells
County/UA:Westmorland and Furness
Catchment:Leven (Ulverston)
Class:Birkett, Synge
(B,Sy)
Grid ref:NY 31488 07005
Summit feature:cairn
Drop:18m
Col:393m  NY312071  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 90
(1:25k) OL7N
Observations:Birkett summit could also be rock 200m NW at NY 31365 07178 which is 2m lower than cairn
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 472 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Lakes trip with dadvisionset20/05/2024
Silver How, Swinescar Pike, Blea Rigg, Pavey Ark, Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle, Thorn Crag, Loft Crag, Pike of Sticklekeithouk14/04/2024
Very windy. Good route and sceneryAdventurers531/01/2024
from Grasmere village with Ollie. Gorgeous blue sky winter day. No snow or ice. Misty in Keswick and Eden Valley.Dave Sargent06/01/2024
On a solo walk from Grasmere: Steel Fell, Calf Crag, Codale Head, Blea Rigg, Castle How, Swinescar Pike, Lang How & Silver How. Quiet day on the fells despite the mainly good weather.alistairpooler26/12/2023
3 day hike and wild camps around the langdale fells Laura jay and flo great views over Grasmere and beyondLauralj8419/04/2023
From Grasmere. 12 km, 650 m asc. Up by Easedale Tarn and the SW path under Blea Crag to Blea Rigg. E and SE along the ridge over Great Castle How, Castle How (Raw Pike), Little Castle How, Swinescar Pike, Lang How and Silver How. Back by Wray Gill and Allan Bank. Sunny, frosty. https://www.flickr.com/photos/samandjo/albums/72177720304916571SalmonJoe02/01/2023
From Grasmere. Weather was fine, dry and sunny. Also Silver How and Lang How.andrewcoles13/10/2022
Langdale Pikes - Pavey Ark via Jack's Rake, Langdale Pikes, High Raise & Blea RiggBarns15015/09/2022
17.5 mile run - 5400ft elevation. Lovely sunny run from YHA at Rosthwaite. Bessyboot, Eagle Crag, Sergeant’s Crag Crag, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Thurnocar Knott, Pike of stickle, Loft Crag, Harrison Crag, Pavey Ark, Blea Rigg and Silver How. Down into Grasmere to finish.nell158323/04/2022
Dungeon Ghyll to Grasmere taking in 3 Birketts (and others)Ajm031024/03/2022
Parked in Grasmere then up Silver How with Eddie & Rick. Then onto Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Swinescar Pike NW Top, Little Castle How, Castle How (Raw Pike) and finally Great Castle How before contouring round to the path down to Easdale Tarn then back to Grasmere.Dugswell220/12/2021
With Luna. CW Loop, up Blea Rigg ridge & down Helm Crag ridge. From Red Bank Road car park Grasmere.masmith25/09/2021
From Silver How and Lang How. Solo. Visited the cairned top first then the high point further north.Dangerous Dave20/09/2021
Just HAD to pop over from Lang How - would have been rude not to!signyred12/09/2021
Nameless [Langdale Resort] > Hammer Scar > Dow Bank > Silver How > Lang How > Swinescar Pike > Swinescar Pike NW Top > Little Castle How > Great Castle How > Castle How (Raw Pike) from GR: NY 32620 05119ronaldo33304/09/2021
Nameless [Langdale Resort] > Hammer Scar > Dow Bank > Silver How > Lang How > Swinescar Pike > Swinescar Pike NW Top > Little Castle How > Great Castle How > Castle How (Raw Pike) from GR: NY 32620 05119Hippster04/09/2021
Ascent from Goody Bridge Farm, well marked path that is a popular route to Silverhow. At OS grid ref NY32510734, took path on map towards Lang How. Old path, don't believe is used much anymore because was very inconsistent and some marshy areas. From Lang How followed popular, well-marked path to Blea Rigg summit via Swinescar Pike and Castle How before descent on to Easedale Tarn and back to Grasmere.forsterfamily717/08/2021
4 of 6 on 7.25 mile walk starting in grasmere car park.The-Z-Man30/07/2021
High Raise from Grasmere, up by Easdale Tarn, and down along the Blea Rigg ridge and Loughrigg Fell to Ambleside; visiting Burtharlyp Howe, Belles Knott, Sergeant Man, High White Stones, Codale Head, Blea Rigg, Swinescar Pike, Silver How, Loughrigg Fell, Lanty Scar, Fox How, Todd Crag. 25km with 1320m ascent, taking me 7h20m.silveracorn_alan15/05/2021
From Silver Howe. Really slippery underfoot but gorgeous views over very snowy Bowfell & Coniston Fells. With GFEFionalevey02/01/2021
A wonderful walk along the interesting ridge between Grasmere and Great Langdale, locating the many Synges between Red Bank and Blea Rigg from High Close (NY 336 052), just space for a couple of cars – if you are early! Summits visited included Silver How, Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Little Castle How, Great Castle How, Castle How (Raw Pike), Blea Rigg and Whitegill Crag. A splendid day with snow patches and classic views of the major Lakeland peaks clad in snow! 15.6km with 800m ascent in 5h30m. (S)silveracorn_alan07/12/2020
From Little Langdale Pass, Oakhowe Crag, Harry Place, Silver How, Lang How, Swinescar Pike, Little Castle Howe, Castle Howe, Great Castle Howe, Whitegill Crag, Stickle Tarn, Pike Howe. Descent of N ridge of Oakhowe Crag not recommended - unavoidable band of snail pace FIGHT through a jungle of Juniper.Isbjorn02/10/2020
From Lang Howedavidsharpe2319/07/2020
Back in the lakes, circular walk with Em from Grasmereholtsd09/07/2020
(Sun) Chapel Stile - SILVER HOW - BLEA RIGG - Stickle Tarn - New Dungeon Ghyll - Chapel Stilemnph15/03/2020
Wainwrights around Easedale - c16km. Perfect blue sky day. Great view from here and other prominences encouraging me to track Birketts.davechaffey31/12/2019
From Elterwater, out and back over Castle How, Swinescar Pike and Lang How.rhalstead29/12/2019
From Silver Howejjohnstone22/12/2019
Revisit with Pete also NW topDave Geere17/11/2019
Grasmere, Helm Crag, Greenburn bottom,Calf crag, low white stones, High Raise, Sgt man, Blea rigg, Castle how, little castle how, Swinescar pike, Silver How, Grasmere. 14.5 miles.AvidSockWearer08/09/2019
With ASW. We climbed Helm Crag (405M), a detour down into the valley to find Greenburn Bottom, then back up to Calf Crag (537m), then continuing to the highest point of the Central Fells, High Raise (762m). From there we continued to Sergeant Man (736m), down to Blea Rigg (541m) and finally across to Silver How (395m), then back down into Grasmere.meltdiceburg08/09/2019
with Sara and AvaJamesJolly24/07/2019
WAITED FOR WEATHER TO CLEAR AND CAUGHT BUS FROM CAMPSITE DOWN LANGDALE TO ROBINSON'S PLACE. TRIED TO FOLLOW BIRKETT'S ROUTE OVER LANG HOW, SWINESCAR PIKE AND CASTLE HOW BUT GOT LOST ONCE OR TWICE. DRY AND TURNED SUNNY AT STICKLE TARN FOR DESCENT TO NEW D. G. HOTEL. GLAD OF GPS IN SPITE OF CLEAR WEATHER.BURGESS11/07/2019
Loughrigg Fell - Silver How - Lang How - Swinescar Pike - Little Castle How - Blea Rigg - Low White Stones - Ullscarf - Standing Crag - Watendlath Fell - Shivery Knott - Armboth Fell - AF Birkett - High Tove - High Seat - Bleaberry Fell - Walla Cragscreeleep21/04/2019
Mountain Marathontomd414/04/2019
With Alfie.Dangerous Dave23/03/2019
From New Dungeon Ghyll, Pike Howe, over to Stickle Tarn, Tarn Crag, Whitegill Crag, Blea Rigg, Great Castle How, Castle How Raw Pike, Little Castle How,Swinescar Pike and Lang How. A nice day keeping away from the half term crowds. And another chapter of Birketts Finished.nickywood123/02/2019
with ClareTeasyChris05/01/2019
With ramblers on loop taking in Blea Rigg, Silver How and Rydal Cave.SS23/09/2018
from Blea Rigg descent towards Silver Howe. sat at the summit cairn for a snack - a really nice view pointkeenwalker05/09/2018
Easy grassy paths from Elterwaterbardolph26/07/2018
From Grasmere with Manchester Hiking (Simon leading): Tarn Crag, Codale Head, Sergeant Man, Blea Rigg, Swinescar Pike Lang How, and Silver How. Sweltering hot, close day.Lazylizzie22/07/2018
From Blea RiggMrChris198003/06/2018
From the YHA run to Great Castle Crag.Lykewake4215/04/2018
along good paths from Silver Howe, another very fine Tump with view up Langdale as a reward.Karmakarl25/02/2018
With SR from Silver HowFrank28/01/2018
KeithByTheC26/11/2017
Cracking round in Sunny november from Grasmere Lang howe then all along the tops to High Raise back by Easdale.Cracking sunny day and NO wind.jocks108/11/2017
With NB from Grasmere.Frank25/10/2017