With an elevation of 567 m (1,860 ft) and a prominence of around 80 m (262 ft), Angletarn Pikes stands on the western side of the horseshoe ridge which surrounds the Martindale area. Its parent peak is Rest Dodd and it is listed as a Wainwright. This fell derives its name from Angle Tarn close to its summit, which features two rocky islands and is at an elevation of 479 m (1,571 ft). Also at the summit, there are two rocky tops (or 'pikes') separated by an unnamed tarn. The one to the north is around 2m higher and is recognised as the true summit, although there are better views from the smaller one to the south.