Lake District walks - Barrow Door

Taken from just above Braithwaite.

Barrow Door is up in the shade where Barrow, on the left, and Stile End, on the right, meet - right in front of knobbly Causey Pike lying on the other side of Stonycroft Gill. The path is faintly visible up the left side of Stile End. Or you can go straight up the front ridge of Stile End, or round its right flank.

Here's another picture of the same view, on a murky winter's afternoon. Causey Pike has conveniently disappeared, so you can easily see where Barrow Door is!

Two views of Causey on sunny, late afternoons in winter. The second picture is from Barrow Door itself, and shows the path curving round the back of Stile End on the right.

It's even better in February...

and the dogs love it!

The same view, in summer. Although I wouldn't recommend climbing Causey straight up this way, you can certainly come straight down -and then up again to Barrow Door, from where this picture was taken. This forms a convenient short-cut - and, if approaching from the west, avoids the scramble down Causey's eastern face.

Don't forget to look right: this is Grisedale Pike, from just below Braithwaite's very own reservoir.

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 27/12/2004