16th October 2005

A sunny afternoon on Arthur's Pike.


Walk Overview
Time 12.15 to 15.15
Duration 3 hr
Distance 6.6 mile
Ascent 1329 ft
Walking with Jennifer
Roehead - Heughscar Hill - The Cockpit - Arthur's Pike - Barton Fell - Roehead
Fells visited
Directory places visited

Starting Point Information Centre
Roadside, Roehead, Pooley Bridge

Roehead marks the end of the road and the beginning of the track running over the moors between Pooley Bridge and Askham / Helton. Parking here literally is along the roadside and there isn't really that much room to be honest.

Speaking for myself, the fells around here bring with them some of my favourite walking. This is somewhere you can still walk for hours and not see another soul; if you know where to go that is.


Route Map

Looking back down the track towards Pooley Bridge and Dunmallard Hill.

Ullswater and Pooley Bridge. Taken just before we left the track and headed up to Heughscar Hill.

Some large areas of Bracken had been cut like this. I would assume this is used for bedding the animals during the winter months.

And again, this time with Heugh Scar in the background.

Looking over the flat area on Heughscar Hill in the direction of Heugh Scar.

Heughscar Hill from near the Cockpit stone circle.

Wide open fellside towards Moor Divock and Askham Fell.

Arthur's Pike.

A rather hazy Ullswater from Arthur's Pike.

Ullswater again, taken from the path down Barton Fell.

A colourful end to a lovely short Autumn walk with the colours around the ford on Aik Beck.

David Hall -
Lake District Walks