GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fleetwith Pike Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This walk takes you to the 648metres (2,126feet) summit of this imposing fell in the Lake District. This circular walk starts at Gatesgarth in the Buttermere valleyand climbs steeply to the summit via Fleetwith Edge. From here there are wonderful views of the nearby Pillarand Great Gable fells and the lakes of Crummock Water, Loweswater and Buttermere. From the summit the route then descends to Bell Crags, passing Honistor Crag on the way. You continue to Wanscale Bottom, passing waterfalls and the pretty Wanscale Beck.
It's a steep and challenging climb to the summit but with an easier, more gradual descent.
The pike can also be climbed from the nearby Honister Pass Slate Mine. There's a car park and visitor centre with mine tours and the amazing Infinity Bridge to see here.

Fleetwith Pike OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fleetwith Pike Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


On Fleetwith Pike - - 1706161

On Fleetwith Pike. Looking towards High Stile

From Fleetwith Pike - - 882195

Looking down the Buttermere Valley from Fleetwith Pike

Summit cairn, Fleetwith Pike - - 1274738

Summit cairn, Fleetwith Pike. 648 metres above sea level. Looking towards Great Gable.

The steep path on Fleetwith Pike - - 899362

The steep path on the Pike.

Hut Fleetwith Pike - - 145017

Hut Fleetwith Pike. The slate workings on Fleetwith are operating in full swing and the Os maps are outdated to describe them as Disused.The old tin hut sits under a pile of slate chippings recently deposited by the high tec machinery just out of shot

Path off Fleetwith Pike to Gatesgarth - - 1334469

Path off the Pike to Gatesgarth. Buttermere in background

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Fleetwith Pike.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Fleetwith Pike.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)