Buttermere - Wandope - Whiteless Pike - Buttermere

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Buttermere is a beautiful little village nestled between two high ridges of land that make up the High Stile range and Robinson. The village has a famous ice cream shop that should not be ignored during the summer months as a little treat! This walk up to Wandope is a quiet route until the summit is reached. The route follows a long path alongside Mill Beck and Sail Beck to a valley between Wandope and Ard Crags. Once Addacomb Beck is reached the path takes a sharp turn upwards. The first part of the ascent is pathless and very steep, so it is a hard section. After about 150m of ascent a faint path materializes and follows a ridge west past Addacomb Hole and up to the 772m summit of Wandope.

The view from Wandope is restricted to the north, thanks to Grasmore and Crag Hill, but south the view is breathtaking. The route then follows Whiteless Edge to Whiteless Pike in the form is a fairly narrow ridge with dramatic views on both sides. Whiteless Pike offers amazing views over to High Stile and down to Buttermere and Crummock Water and requires very little effort to reach from this side. The descent is quite steep and fairly direct and you head down Whiteless Breast and past Grassgarth Coppice back to Buttermere.

England - North England - Cumbria - Lake District - North West


Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, National Trust, Public Transport, Wildlife

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