Causey Pike

Details
Grid Ref NY 219 209
Height 2,089 ft

I just love it on Causey Pike. It was one of the first fells I ever walked on and it's remained a regular haunt for me ever since. Over the years I've been up and down every route you can think of, in every weather you could imagine, and not once have I wished I'd walked somewhere else on that particular day. I suppose I'm trying to say this is somewhere I thoroughly enjoy, not only that, it's somewhere I highly recommend as well. Bow Fell or Great Gable it certainly isn't, but then again it doesn't have to be.

Coming in second place to the Langdale Pikes, I recon Causey Pike has the most easily recognisable skyline in the Lake District. The bulbous summit sticking out like the proverbial sore thumb more than confirms what you're looking at.

Looking up to the summit from Sleet Hause

 
Location maps
 
 

Route suggestions

Route suggestion: Near Uzzicar Farm - Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike
1.5 mile / approx 1700 ft ascent
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This is an easy enough route to follow once you've found the correct path at the bottom of Rowling End. Never worry though, if you find yourself walking diagonally above Stonycroft Gill, you may be on the wrong path for this route, but you'll still end up at Sleet Hause.

The final pull to the summit takes you straight up the rocky outcrop which gives the fell its distinctive shape. When viewed from below this rocky section looks like "a proper climb". Once you reach the base of the rock however, getting up to the summit isn't too difficult at all.


Route suggestion: Near Uzzicar Farm - Stoneycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike
2.4 mile / approx 1700 ft ascent
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I think this could be described as the easy option to get onto Causey Pike, although easy doesn't mean less enjoyable. The route above Stonycroft Gill is simplicity itself and the only real snag here is making sure you don't walk past the end of the narrow path branching off from the main route just past the top of the gill.

Photo gallery

 
 
Seen from Barrow
 

Causey Pike from Rowling End
 

 
 

Causey Pike summit, looking towards Grisedale Pike
 

 
 

Choose a walk that includes this fell
The number of walks to choose from is 18

27th August 2016
  Rannerdale Knotts to Barrow 11.1 mile 4800 ft
Rannerdale Knotts - Low Bank - Whiteless Breast - Whiteless Pike - Saddle Gate - Whiteless Edge - Wandope - Wandope Moss - Grasmoor - Eel Crag - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Bsrrow - Braithwaite Lodge - Braithwaite
 

23rd June 2016
  Grisedale Pike then lots of other fells 12 mile About 5000 ft
Just above Braithwaite - Kinn - Sleet How - Grisedale Pike - Hopegill Head - Sand Hill - Coledale Hause - Grasmoor - Wandope Moss - Wandope - Crag Hill - The Scar - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Coledale Beck - back to the car
 

9th April 2016
  Barrow to Causey Pike 8.7 mile About 3200 ft
Newlands Valley - Barrow north ridge - Barrow - Barrow Door - Stile End - Low Moss - Outerside - High Moss - Sail - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Stonycroft Gill - Newlands Valley
 

13th December 2014
  Causey Pike and Scar Crags from Braithwaite 7 mile 2300 ft
Braithwaite - High Coledale - Barrow Door - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Low Moss - Stile End - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

12th October 2013
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 6.3 mile 2500 ft
Newlands Valley road - Stonycroft Gill - Rowling End - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Barrow north ridge - Newlands Valley road
 

20th January 2013
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags, Outerside and Barrow 7.3 mile 2300 ft
Newlands Valley road - Stonycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - Barrow Door - Barrow - Barrow north ridge - Newlands Valley road
 

2nd September 2011
  Causey Pike to Ard Crags 5.8 mile 2500 ft
Newlands Valley - Stoneycroft - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - top of Rigg Beck - Ard Crags - Aikin Knott - Rigg Beck - Newlands Valley road
 

28th November 2010
  Scar Crags, Causey Pike and Outerside 7.6 mile 2300 ft
Braithwaite - Coledale - Birkthwaite Beck - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Stile End - High Coledale - Braithwaite
 

27th August 2010
  Causey Pike, Scar Crags and Rigg Beck 5.7 mile 2050 ft
Stoneycroft - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Rigg Beck - Newlands Valley road - Stoneycroft
 

26th April 2009
  Causey Pike and Scar Crags 4.3 mile 1980 ft
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Stoneycroft Gill - Stoneycroft
 

27th July 2008
  What a scorcher for a walk from Causey Pike to Barrow 7.1 mile 2550 ft
Uzzicar - Stoneycroft Gill - High Moss - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Barrow Door - Barrow - above Braithwaite Lodge - Newlands Valley Road - Uzzicar
 

6th January 2008
  A quartet of fells above Newlands Valley - Causey Pike to Barrow 6.3 mile 2650 ft
Uzzicar Farm - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Long Comb - High Moss - Outerside - Low Moss - Barrow Door - Barrow - Newlands Valley - Uzzicar Farm
 

4th February 2007
  Cloud inversions from Causey Pike to Barrow 6 mile 2660 ft
Newlands Valley - Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Newlands Valley
 

11th June 2006
  Stoneycroft to Crummock Water via Causey Pike, Rannerdale Knotts and everything in between. 6.3 mile 3606 ft
Stoneycroft - Rowling End - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Rannerdale Knotts - Hause Point
 

25th March 2006
  Make it up as you go along on four fells above Braithwaite. 7.3 mile 2864 ft
Braithwaite - Barrow - Stile End - Outerside - High Moss - Scar Crags - Causey Pike - High Moss - Barrow Door - Braithwaite
 

9th October 2005
  Four fells above Braithwaite. 5 mile 2490 ft
Stoneycroft - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Stile End - Barrow - Stoneycroft
 

8th October 2004
  Eleven North Western fells. 13.9 mile 6617 ft
Causey Pike - Scar Crags - Sail - Crag Hill - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Grasmoor - Hopegill Head - Grisedale Pike - Outerside - Barrow
 

13th September 2003
  Causey Pike to Barrow. 5.2 mile 2428 ft
Langstrath Beck - Stoneycroft - Stoneycroft Gill - Sleet Hause - Causey Pike - Scar Crags - High Moss - Outerside - Barrow
 



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Lake District Walks