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Amongst the smooth contours of the Lake District’s Far Eastern Fells is a classically pointed summit of great prominence. Hikes to Kidsty Pike deliver you to this apex, in superb contrast to the high, rolling ridges of its neighbours.
Walking routes to Kidsty Pike usually begin from the shores of Haweswater Reservoir, where the ghostly ruins of Mardale Green can be seen when the water level is low. The village was sacrificed when the reservoir was raised to provide water to Greater Manchester. Longer routes to Kidsty Pike from Martindale or Brothers Water are achievable if you’re feeling energetic.
Once you reach the high ground, an unprecedented number of separate Wainwright summits are within easy walking distance, meaning you can absolutely fill your peak bagging boots, even in winter conditions.
From the summit, the view to High Street’s glorious east ridge across Riggindale is magnificent, as is the vista of Haweswater. For accommodation, Penrith is the nearest town, whilst there’s a hotel on the banks of the reservoir.
Kidsty Pike is a fell to the west of Haweswater Reservoir. Whilst it is a subsidiary peak of Rampsgill Head, the summit has long achieved the status of a separate fell due to its classic peaked profile. From the 2,559 foot (780 m) summit, you are afforded a spectacular view over the wildly-beautiful landscape.
August 14, 2019
The Kidsty Pike tres above the Haweswater Reservoir. Since it is often foggy here, you have to be lucky as a hiker to catch a glimpse of the Haweswater Reservoir. Worth the climb is always.
May 26, 2016
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