Angletarn Pikes

Details
Grid Ref NY 413 148
Height 1,857 ft

A view across Angle Tarn

 

Well, what can I say about Angletarn Pikes? I suppose the first thing would be to get straight to the point and announce that of all the fells in the Lake District, Angletarn Pikes is without any doubt my favourite. I usually joke and say part of my fondness for this fell is brought about because I usually have an eye for a bargain and in this case you do actually get two for the price of one. Joking aside though, actually describing why, out of hundreds of fells, this one has ended up as favourite is a surprisingly difficult task. If for example I’d announced Great Gable or Bow Fell as my preferred fell, for obvious reasons, most people would simply accept what I say without question. Angletarn Pikes on the other hand is a different matter and at least a little justification is usually required to back up the statement.

I suppose the best justification anyone can give is "just because I like it". For me personally, I get as much enjoyment and satisfaction from the approaches to the fell as I do from standing on the summit. After all, the summit is only the highest point and not the most important part of any fell in my opinion.

This is an unassuming fell, with its two rocky peaks visible from almost everywhere in the area; both from the other fells and from valley level. And although the fell is easy to “pick out” it lacks the attractiveness that many other fells carry with them, so as a result must rarely get more than a second glance; at least when viewed from the valley. However, Angletarn Pikes does come into its own and can put many of the grander Lakeland fells to shame with its location; something which can only be fully appreciated by actually being there. The long distance views taking in most of the eastern and many of the far eastern fells are uninterrupted from here.

The two “tops” are separated by a grassy col no more than a couple of hundred yards across. And while a linking of the two tops can easily be made if taking a straight line route, the boggy area a little further East of the straight line should be avoided, particularly during the winter months. To my cost, I came to this conclusion when trying to connect the southern top to the northern top on a, shall we say, less than perfect day. On the one and only occasion when I tried this route I slipped off the stones I was walking over, only to find within seconds I was already up to my knees in brown muddy water (not a pleasant smell) with no indication that I would stop sinking. More through an involuntary action than quick thinking on my part, I grabbed hold of the bigger rocks I was trying to avoid in the first place, and managed to haul myself out of the mire; vowing from that day to this, never to repeat that route again.

 

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Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes
1.8 mile / approx 1300 ft ascent
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This is probably the route I've used more than any other to reach Angletarn Pikes, yet despite this being my favourite fell, it's usually visited as part of a longer route.

The route from Patterdale onto the fellside and up to Boredale Hause is quite straightforward. If you're new to the area however, Boredale Hause can be a little confusing at first. The best advice is to ignore all the confusion of paths, find the sheepfold next to Stonebarrow Beck and simply take the path on the right, a very short distance up stream.


 

Route suggestion: Martindale - Howe Grain - Dale Head - Bannerdale - below Heck Crag - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes
3.5 mile / approx 1400 ft ascent
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This is a great route onto a fell, and I'm tempted to say it's the best way to reach Angletarn Pikes. You get the seclusion and lovely countryside of Howe Grain and Bannerdale, then, as you leave the valley you're faced with a nice section of fell below Heck Crag. Only when you reach the high ground above Angle Tarn are you likely to meet any other walkers.

A good option to make a circular walk would be to return across Beda Fell.


Photo gallery

A close up taken from the track across Wether Hill
 
 
 

 
 
Seen from Deepdale
 

A close up of Angletarn Pikes
 

The southern top of Angletarn Pikes
 

 
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 26

17th August 2016
  Angle Tarn and Hayeswater plus 2 fells 7.7 mile about 2000 ft
Cow Bridge - Angletarn Beck - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Cow Bridge
 

23rd April 2016
  Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags, Rest Dodd and a loop of Hayeswater 10.7 mile about 2700 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Rest Dodd - Hayeswater - Hayeswater Gill - Hartsop - Beckstones - Crookabeck - Rooking - Patterdale
 

23rd June 2015 - Visiting the Lake District Tarns - Walk No 56
  Three tarns above Hartsop 8.1 mile 2000 ft
Cow Bridge - Hartsop - Dubhow - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags Tarn - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Cow Bridge (Brothers Water and back to the car)
 

12th October 2014
  Angletarn Pikes, Angle Tarn, Brock Crags, and Hayeswater 8.6 mile 2200 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Rooking Patterdale
 

5th April 2014
  Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell and Ullswater shore from Patterdale 10.5 mile 2300 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Heck Crag - Bedafell Knott - Beda Fell - Beda Head - Winter Crag - Doe Green - Sandwick - Ullswater shore path back to Patterdale
 

11th January 2014
  Brock Crags and Angletarn Pikes 7.2 mile 2100 ft
Hartsop - Brock Crags - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Chapel in the Hause - Boredale Hause - Rooking - Crookabeck - Beckstones - Hartsop
 

26th August 2013
  Four fells above Patterdale - Angletarn Pikes to Rest Dodd 11 mile 3200 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - The Nab - Rest Dodd - Hayeswater - Hayeswater Gill - Hartsop - Beckstones - Rooking - Patterdale
 

14th October 2012
  Angletarn Pikes, Angle Tarn, Hayeswater and Hartsop 8 mile 2000 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Beckstones - Rooking - Patterdale
 

26th August 2012
  Angletarn Pikes, Beda Fell and Ullswater 10.8 mile 2800 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Heckbeck Head - Bedafell Knott - Beda Fell - Beda Head - Winter Crag - Martindale - Sandwick - Ullswater shore path - Side Farm - Patterdale
 

5th February 2012
  Angletarn Pikes, Brock Crags and Hartsop 7.2 mile 1900 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Patterdale
 

13th November 2011
  A walk up my favourite fell - Angletarn Pikes 8.2 mile 1900 ft
Patterdale - Side Farm - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Beckstones - Rooking - Patterdale
 

29th January 2011
  Blue sky and sunshine on four fells above Patterdale 11.2 mile 2300 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pike - AngleTarn - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - Yewgrove Gill - The Nab - Rast Dodd - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Beckstones - Rooking - Patterdale
 

21st March 2010
  Off the beaten track on Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags 7.2 mile 2010 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Lingy Crag - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Beckstones - Crookabeck - Patterdale
 

21st February 2009
  A bit of an odd route from Patterdale 9.2 mile 3550 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Place Fell - Placefell Tarn - Redgate Head -Boredale Hause - Bedafell Knott - Beda Head - Bannerdale - below Heck Crag - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Boredale Hause - Pattedale
 

31st August 2008
  Rain drops keep falling on my head - Angletarn Pikes and Brock Crags 7.1 mile 2000 ft
Hartsop - Dubhow - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop Corn Mill - Hartsop
 

1st June 2008
  An early start for a walk from Martindale to Angle Tarn 8.1 mile 2130 ft
Martindale Old Church - Dale Head - Bannerdale - Heck Crag (below) - Brock Crags - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Heckbeck Head - Beda Fell - Martindale Old Church
 

5th April 2008
  Patterdale, Angletarn Pikes and Hartsop 8.1 mile 2220 ft
Patterdale - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Chapel in the hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Hayeswater - Hartsop - Beckstones - Rooking - Patterdale
 

30th December 2007
  Adding fells onto a short walk from Hartsop - Angletarn Pikes to Gray Crag 11 mile 3100 ft
Hartsop - Dubhow - Boredale Hause - Angletatn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - The Knott - High Street - Thornthwaite Crag - Gray Crag - Hayeswater Gill - Hartsop
 

24th June 2007
  An out of the ordinary route from Patterdale 11 mile 3645 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - AngleTarn - Hayeswater - Hayeswater Gill - Thornthwaite Crag - Threshthwaite Mouth - Pasture Bottom - Hartsop - Crookabeck - Patterdale
 

18th November 2006
  A first taste of Winter - The Nab to Beda Fell 8.5 mile 2600 ft
Martindale old church - The Nab - Rest Dodd - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pike - Beda Fell - Martindale old church
 

10th September 2006
  A walk up my favorite fell - Angletarn Pikes. 7.2 mile 2146 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Brock Crags - Hartsop - Beckstones - Patterdale
 

25th February 2006
  The Boredale Horseshoe. 9.5 mile 3000 ft
Martindale - Sandwick - Low Birk Fell - Birk Fell - The Knight - Place Fell - Boredale Hause - Angletarn Pikes - Beda Fell - Martindale
 

14th May 2005
  One short of a dozen Far Eastern fells. 14.2 mile 4500 ft
Martindale New Church - Steel Knotts - Wether Hill - High Raise - Kidsty Pike - Rampsgill Head - The Knott - Rest Dodd - The Nab - (double back) - Satura Crag - Brock Crags - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Beda Fell - Martindale New Church
 

19th December 2004
  A perfect walk above Patterdale. 9.1 mile 3002 ft
Patterdale - Boredale Hause - Place Fell - Beda Fell - Angle Tarn - Angletarn Pikes - Boredale Hause - Patterdale
 

7th August 2004
  A long walk from Patterdale and a nice sail on Ullswater to finish. 13.5 mile 4360 ft
Patterdale - Angle Tarn Pikes - Brock Crags - Rest Dodd - The Knott - Rampsgill Head - Kidsty Pike - High Raise - Steel Knotts - Hallin Fell - and the steamer from Howtown to Glenridding
06.05 to 14.10 The 14.20 steamer from Howtown to Glenridding. Walking from Glenridding to Patterdale 14.55 to 15.15
 

27th September 2003
  The fells above Patterdale. 8.6 mile 2365 ft
Pattedale - Side Farm - Rooking - Boredale Hause - Dubhow Crag - Angle Tarn Pikes - Angle Tarn - Satura Crag - Prison Gill - Sulphury Gill - Hayswater - Hayswater Gill - Hartsop - Brothers Water - Cow Bridge - Low Wood - Goldrill Beck - Beckstones - Stonebarrow Gill - Patterdale
 



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