Arthur’s Pike:


5.5 miles


Roadside parking at Roehead. Nearest postcode CA10 2LT

Why we love this walk?

This Wainwright walk is an ideal fell walk for those who don’t want a huge scramble to the top, but still want all of the highs that a fell walk brings. This walk offers steady climbs to the top and breathtaking views of Ullswater along the way. Please do take care as the paths can get boggy in places, correct walking footwear is essential.

For more details please head to the bottom of this page and view our Strava map.

The start of the fell, Barton Fell gate.

Heading right, towards Arthur’s Pike

A small cairn on the way up to Arthur’s Pike

Steady descent

The Route

Parking on the roadside at Roehead, near Pooley Bridge, head through the gate marked Barton Fell (image 1). Continue on this path until you come to a signpost (image 2) here you turn right and continue the ascent up to Arthur’s Pike. On your path up to Arthur’s Pike you will pass a stone circle, known as the Cockpit, as well as a few smaller cairns before reaching the summit.

This is when the climb really feels worth it, the views of Ullswater are beautiful. With a height of only 533m this is a modest climb however, the terrain can be wet and boggy so do take care.

Having reached the summit of Arthur’s Pike, we returned in the same general direction along easy paths. This allowed us a relatively quick, and easy, return journey as the weather had turned and we now faced wind, rain and even hail!

A modest Wainwright with steady climbs, perfect for older children who can manage the 5 mile distance.

hiking household

There are many wonderful walks to be found in this area, for more information see below:

For our Gowbarrow Walk walk please click here.

For our Dunmallard walk please click here.

For our Askham Bridge walk please click here.