Causey Pike is often added to the end of an extended version of the Coledale Round, and the descent via Rowling End becomes the enemy of aching knees; why anyone would choose to add Causey Pike to this popular ‘horseshoe’ is beyond me, and the thought of descending from Rowling End after such a lengthy walk makes my knees shudder with fear. However, on ascent, especially in late winter, Causey Pike via Rowling End is an enjoyable climb, and the ridge from the summit to Scar Crags is equally as good. With the pleasant walk along Newlands Beck at the start, and the ridge of Outerside at the end, this is a splendid winter walk which also provides outstanding views.

There is limited free parking in Braithwaite, however, the school in the village provides parking at the weekends for £3 (at the time of writing).


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