Selside Pike

Overview
Height: 2,142 Feet - 655 Metres
Grid Ref: NY 490 111
Area: Far Eastern
Ordnance Survey: OL5
Wainwright Guidebook: Two

One of the lesser-known fells is Selside Pike on the eastern fringe of the district, commanding the head of the shy and beautiful little valley of Swindale. Its neglect is scarcely merited, for although the summit is a dull grass mound with little reward in the views the fell has am extremely rugged eastern face that closes the valley in dramatic fashion: here are dark crags, rarely visited waterfalls, a curious dry tarn-bed set amongst moraines and, above it, a perfect hanging valley, the two being connected by a formidable gulley.

Swindale is almost the only remaining Lakeland valley that does not cater for the motorist. Please, Manchester, leave it nearly as you found it!

 

Map and Photo Gallery

 

Selside Pike ahead.

The Swindale Valley from Selside Pike summit.

Selside summit shelter.

 

There are 7 walks to choose from including Selside Pike

A High Level Circuit of Mardale Head

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3rd June 2017
ASCENT: 3,300 Feet - 1,006 Metres
MILES: 11
WAINWRIGHTS: 5, High Street - Mardale III Bell - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Branstree - Selside Pike
ROUTE: Mardale Head - Rough Crag - High Street - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Adam Seat - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside End - Old Corpse Road - Rowantreethwaite Beck - Mardale Head
 

Walking the Wainwrights in 30 Walks - Walk 19 - An extended Longsleddale Circuit

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26th June 2016
ASCENT: 4,495 Feet - 1,371 Meters
MILES: 14.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 8, Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Pike - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Mardale III Bell - Branstree - Selside Pike - Grey Crag - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale)
ROUTE: Sadgill - Longsleddale Pass - Shipman Knotts - Kentmere Pike - Harter Fell (Mardale) - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Mardale III Bell - Top of Nan Bield Pass - Harter Fell - Top of Gatescarth Pass - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Selside Brow - Brownhowe Bottom - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) - Grey Crag - Great Howe - Sadgill
 

Four remote far eastern fells from Swindale

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26th September 2015
ASCENT: 3,094 Feet - 941 Meters
MILES: 13.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Selside Pike - Branstree - Grey Crag - Tarn Crag (Longsleddle)
ROUTE: Swindale Lane - Old Corpse Road - Selside End - Selside Pike - Captain Whelter Bog - Howes - Branstree Tarn - Artle Crag - Branstree - Selside Brow - Brownhowe Bottom - Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) - Greycrag Tarn - Grey Crag - Harrop Pike - Brunt Tongue - Mosedale Beck - Swindale Head - Swindale Lane
 

The Harry Griffin 2,000 footers Walk 2 -The Fringe of Lakeland

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8th March 2015
ASCENT: 3,289 Feet - 1,003 Meters
MILES: 9.6
SUMMITS OVER 2,000 Ft Grey Crag (Longsleddale) - Tarn Crag - Branstree - Selside Pike - Adam Seat
ROUTE: Sadgill - Great Howe - Grey Crag (Longsleddale) - Greycrag Tarn - Tarn Crag - Selside Brow - Branstree - Artle Crag - Selside Pike - Branstree - Gatescarth Pass - Adam Seat - Gatescarth Pass - Sadgill
 

Selside Pike & The Naddle Forest from Swindale


20th July 2014
ASCENT: 2,080 Feet – 634 Meters
MILES: 10.8
WAINWRIGHTS: 1, Selside Pike
ROUTE: Rosgill Moor – Scalebarrow Tarn – Scalebarrow Knott – Harper Hills – Powley’s Hill – Hare Shaw – Old Corpse Road – Selside End – Selside Pike – Rowantreethwaite Cairn – Aaron’s Bield –High Naddle Forest – Wallow Crag – Hugh’s Laithes Pike – Naddle Beck – Naddle Farm – Scalebarrow Knott – Rosgill Moor
 

Tarn Crag from Swindale

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2nd March 2013
ASCENT: 2,000 Feet 609 Metres
MILES: 10.5
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Selside Pike – Branstree – Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) – Grey Crag
ROUTE: Truss Gap – Old Corpse Road – Selside End – Selside Pike – Artle Crag – Branstree – Selside Brow – Tarn Crag (Longsleddale) – Greycrag Tarn – Grey Crag – Harrop Pike – Mosedale Beck – Nabs Moor – Swindale Head – Truss Gap
 

The Remote Far Eastern Fells

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29th April 2011
ASCENT: 1,971 Feet, 601 Meters
MILES: 9.7
WAINWRIGHTS: 4, Grey Crag (Longsleddale), Tarn Crag (Longsleddale), Branstree & Selside Pike
ROUTE:  
 

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