From parking to trail conditions, this itinerary has all the information you need to hike from the Kirkstone Pass Inn to Stoney Cove Pike in the Lake District.

Before you start

How to get there

The best way to get to the Kirkstone Pass Inn is by car. We started the hike at the car park opposite the pub which is free for patrons. Just make sure you go inside for a pint when you return.

Trail conditions

Most of the route through Kirkstone Pass is trodden dirt paths through grassland, but there’s a steep boulder dash up the hill near the start.

Camping rules

Along the route we saw thru hikers walking the trail who had been wild camping along the way. Wild camp at your own risk.

The hike

Step 1

Beginning the route

From the car park, cross the road to pass through the gate. Head north west up the path towards the rocky outcrops.

Step 2

Climb the hillside to reach the top

Pass the wind turbine and scramble up the boulders to summit the hill.

Step 3

Follow the stone walls

Continue along the trail, following the stone walls and pebble stone crossings over small, trickling streams all the way to Stoney Cove Pike.

Step 4

Arrive at Stoney Cove Pike

You’ll know when you’ve arrived at Stoney Cove Pike because the stone walls will junction and you’ll notice water pooling on the surface of the plateau. Enjoy the views here before heading back to the Kirkstone Pass Inn.

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