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Stony Cove Pike


Quick Facts
This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
763 m (2503 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

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The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Peak of the stony corrie

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Stony Cove Pike (2500ft+) , in the Lake District (England), has a large summit plateau with two cairned high points 500m apart. The summit cairn lies a few metres E of a stone wall running N-S; and the second top, named Caudale Head, is just 9 metres lower (754m).

From the summit there are 3 ridges, N, E and S. The broad N ridge, with crags to E encircling Threshthwaite Cove, runs N turning NNW to Hartsop Dodd (618m) before descending to Hartsop hamlet. The E ridge descends to Threshthwaite Mouth (592m), a col leading to High Street via its subsidiary top Thornthwaite Crag. The S ridge descends towards the Troutbeck valley. From Caudale Head a further 2 ridges run out: the NNW ridge (Rough Edge) is relatively narrow and descends to Caudale Bridge in Patterdale; and the broad SSW ridge, also bearing a stone wall, runs 2 km to St.Raven’s Edge (593m) which overlooks the Kirkstone Pass.

Stony Cove Pike can be bagged with minimal ascent from Kirkstone Pass, a relatively dull route, or by a circular route from Caudale Bridge returning from Hartsop Dodd. In a longer excursion from Hartsop this hill can be combined with High Street .

Hazards you may encounter on Stony Cove Pike include
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
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Cumbrian Fells
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
High Street
by Metcheck
Stony Cove Pike Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Stony Cove Pike.

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 Routes that include Stony Cove Pike
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 615 m 6.06 km 2.5 hrs Stony Cove Pike  Moderate walk onto undulating plateau with several cairns where stone walls aid navigation to summit in mist.  

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Me beside the summit cairn on Stony Cove Pike. In the background is Thornthwaite Crag (784m)

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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1 28 Jun 2010 High Street and Stony Cove Pike from Hartsop David S Brown High Street and Stony Cove Pike Not Yet Rated
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