GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Irton Pike Walk

2 miles (2.5 km)

This circular walk climbs to Irton Pike in the western area of the Lake District. The fell is one of the lesser known so a nice peaceful and fairly easy climb to try.
There's a car parking area just to the south of the fell where you can start your walk. Then follow the trails north east up to the 751 feet (229m) high summit of the fell. From here there are great views to Wast Water to the north east and of the surrounding lakeland fells.
The route then descends through woodland to Mecklin Park before following an alternative path back towards the car park.
The fell can also be climbed from the nearby villages of Eskdale Green and Santon Bridge.
You could extend the walk by heading south into Irton Park. Here you can enjoy more woodland trails, views of the Stony Beck and a visit to Parkgate Tarn.
For a longer circular walk starting from the car park at Porterthwaite at the south eastern end of Miterdale Forest. There's views of the River Mite on this alternative route with more details in the video below.


CA19 1UY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


Just to the west of the fell is the pretty little village of Santon Bridge. Here you could enjoy some post walk refreshments at the Santon Bridge Inn. They serve good quality dishes including a Sunday Carvery. There is also a car parking area and a garden area. You can find them at postcode CA19 1UX for your sat navs.
To the south east there's the worthy village of Eskdale Green. The pretty settlement includes a tarn, woods, a Japanese Garden, riverside trails and two fine historic pubs. There's also Eskdale Green stationor Irton Road Station on the heritage Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway here.

Dog Walking

The woodland and hills make for a fine dog walk. The inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Looking NE from Irton Pike - - 63678

Looking NE from Irton Pike. Wastwater in the distance. A nice gentle walk up to the Pike allows a stroll across the top of the screes.

Irton Pike - - 746677

Looking up to the Pike from below.

Irton Pike. - - 537012

Looking on from Irton Fell with Miterdale forest to the left.

Path by Irton Pike - - 1252348

Path by Irton Pike

Cattle on Irton Fell - - 837401

Cattle on Irton Fell. The edge of Irton Fell on a misty June morning. Irton Pike is in the distance (centre left); the Ainhouse Plantation (left) and the plantation on Irton Pike (centre to centre right) are also visible. The footpath (foreground) ascends Whin Rigg

New planting on Irton Pike - - 746610

New planting on Irton Pike

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On Irton Pike

Santon Bridge and Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge - - 457548

Santon Bridge and Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge


GPS Files

GPX File

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