Braithwaite Court

Cumbria, England

Causey Pike from Braithwaite walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

The views, the solitude and the easy access are just a few reasons as to why the fells above Braithwaite are well worth the effort.

Start Point: Braithwaite HPB.

1. From the HPB you want to head into the centre of the village and along the road running uphill next to the village shop. Follow the road up to the right and then left at the next junction. Continue on the road uphill to the gate that meets the rocky fell track.

2. Head through the gate and continue uphill. Directly ahead on the skyline is a peak with a humped ridge, this is Causey Pike. Follow the path which heads between the two nearer peaks (Barrow and Stile End). Essentially, you’re following the river uphill to the col between the two peaks, also known as Barrow Door.

3. As you reach the col follow the path that traverses around the side of Stile End and after a short distance you will join a wider rocky track heading up the valley above a river. Stick on this path for a mile to the point where it meets another col and crossroads between the peaks of Sail and Scar Crags. Turn left (Eastward) and head up Scar Crags.

4. Now on the ridgeline follow the obvious path over the summit of Scar Crags and onto the lumpy summit of Causey Pike. Enjoy the spectacular views!

5. If you don’t fancy the rocky descent off the front of Causey Pike retrace your steps to the col between Causey Pike and Scar Crags. There is a feint grassy path which breaks off to your right and traverses back to the wide stone track you ascended the valley on. Descend to this and either retrace your steps, follow it to the Newlands road and follow that back to Braithwaite, or follow the description in point 7.

6. If you don’t mind picking your way through and down some broken ground then continue eastward over the summit of Causey Pike. When you reach the bottom of the first steep bit take the path that breaks left and down the fellside. Follow this to the road.

7. You can either follow the road back to Braithwaite, or you can descend on the nearby road to Stair. Once in Stair cross the bridge over the river and turn left. After 0.2 miles a Public Footpath breaks off the road to the left. Follow this along the river to the next road. Cross the road bridge and then regain the public footpath through the farm. Follow the river once more and it’ll lead you back to Braithwaite.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


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