Honister Pass - Fleetwith Pike - Honister Pass

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Although this walk is only 5km in length it still requires a fair amount of effort to complete and there can be some navigational issues for inexperienced walkers.

The route starts off at the National Trust car park at the top of Honister Pass and quickly heads away from the busy visitor centre and up along a quiet, intermittent path which skirts the edge of old quarries and the very impressive Honister Crag. The views are dramatic as the rocks plunge away hundreds of metres down to the road below. This section leads to the first summit, called Black Star, which is a subsidiary peak of Fleetwith Pike.

The path to Fleetwith Pike is much easier to follow and simple in its navigation. The views down Fleetwith Edge to Buttermere are utterly breathtaking and worth all the effort. Descending this glorious mountain can be a bit of a struggle navigation-wise, but an intermittent path does bring you down and close to Drum House before the final descent to the pass below.

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

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Cafe, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mountains, National Trust, Public Transport, Wildlife

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