Steel Fell - Dead Pike

Steel Fell Summit. Ullscarf is on the horizon
Steel Fell Summit. Ullscarf is on the horizon

Walks By Keyword / Analysis: Cumbria, Lake District, Steel Fell

A Few Facts About Steel Fell - Dead Pike

Location -
Steel Fell is a fell in the Central Fells of the Lake District. Steel Fell stands away from the main spine of the Central Fells forming the end of one of the many east ridges of High Raise. Intermediate between the two are Codale Head and Calf Crag. Steel Fell is bordered by Wythburndale to the north and the valley of Green Burn to the south west. The eastern face looks down on Dunmail Raise.

Ascents -
The fell is most commonly climbed via the south east ridge beginning at Gill Foot where the lane from Grasmere crosses Green Burn. From Steel End at the head of Thirlmere a way can be found onto the north ridge or a longer route taken up the Wythburn valley to surmount the ridge to Calf Crag. Direct ascents up the eastern face from the summit of Dunmail Raise are also possible.

Summit -
Above the steep faces the summit plateau is dotted with many small tarns. The summit bears the name Dead Pike and carries a large cairn of reddish stone. The best of the view is to the north with Blencathra appearing above Thirlmere. South west there is a fine mountain panorama stretching as far as the Coniston Fells.
Links To Walks

Hill / Mountain Class(s)
Birkett, Central Fell, Dewey, Fellranger, Synge, Wainwright

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