Wainwright Walks Nethermost Pike

Nethermost Pike

Nethermost Pike is a large fell towards the south of the Helvellyn range, containing within Alfred Wainwright's Eastern Fells. Helvellyn is larger and therefore more famous, but in fact Nethermost Pike is the 9th highest peak in the Lake District and well worth visiting either separately or along with a Helvellyn walk. The mountain has some spectacular views from its position with Thirlmere to the East, Grisedale to the West and the other Helvellyn range peaks to the north and south. And because it is surrounded by a number of other Wainwrights, it is also an excellent place for Wainwright baggers, with a number of circular and traverse walking routes taking in the Nethermost Pike summit in conjunction with a number of others.

Climbing Nethermost Pike is most often and best done in conjunction with other Wainwrights. Perhaps the only difficulty is in selecting which walk to do and which other fells can be completed together with a Nethermost Pike walk, given the huge range of options available to Wainwright baggers. It would almost take as long to read every possible combination as it would to set off and actually walk one - so we will concentrate on one day long walk from the popular village of Glenridding. From here, a circular route can be taken that completes five peaks from your Wainwright Maps, White Side, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike and Seat Sandal. However, this is one of many options that can be considered, the largest being a traverse of the Eastern Fells that completes up to 13 Wainwrights in one go!

Further detail on Nethermost Pike and the fells nearby can be read about in Book One, The Eastern Fells, by Alfred Wainwright, a volume of the Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.

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