As I was on holiday today, I decided to possibly do High Pike LDW-107 with my wife and daughter. As nothing was certain I did not put up an alert in case they changed their mind. Any way we set off and parked up near Calebreck just outside Hesket Newmarket.
I only need 6 fells to complete the Northern Fells book as an activator and High Pike was one on its own and looked quite easy. Normally you would do Carrock Fell and High Pike together, but I did Carrock Fell on 23rd May 2010. At that time, I was unable to do High Pike as well.
The remaining Northern Fells I need are: -
I can do these in 2 walks so that is my aim.
Anyway, we set off at about 12.00 and reached the summit at about 1.25pm. It is an easy route and not hard. However, I went wrong at the start but quickly realised so made a correction to get on the right path!
I made 4 contacts from the summit. 2E0IKM, 2E0LDF, MM7RTN/M and GM3VMB.
The views were poor as it was quite murky but not cold. There were a few people about and we saw a few on the summit itself. We were probably on the summit about 30 mins or so and after having something to eat we set off back. The return journey took about an hour.
It was an easy walk and if it was clear the views would be good.
Looking back to the parking area at the start of the walk.
Looking towards Carrock Fell.
High Pike summit in the distance.
About 20 mins from the summit of High Pike. Looking back and also Carrock Fell on the right.
My daughter’s photo of me operating.
I like a coffee when i am walking.
Looking back to summit shelter and trig point as we set off back down.
Looking back to High Pike.
My GPS track. You can see where i went wrong!!