Lake District walks - High Stile

The view north-west from High Stile, showing Crummock Water and Loweswater behind Dodd and Blea Crag. Red Pike is just out of sight behind the rocks..

Gatesgarth Farm in the valley, below Fleetwith Pike, the pointed one, and Dale Head.

On the other side of Ennerdale, on the right as you walk, is Pillar, with Pillar Rock, the crags in the middle of the picture. Pillar Rock and the Great Gable crags are the "Mecca" of rock climbers, being where the sport started in the 19th century.

Looking further up Ennerdale, past Kirk Fell on the right towards Great Gable.

Fleetwith Pike, showing the Warnscale Bottom path which is one good way of completing the walk down from Haystacks, out of sight on the right.

Here is Haystacks, as seen from High Crag.

Samba contemplating it all...

Down on the left you can see the main path from Buttermere lake to Scarth Gap Pass, whichis the most popular way down.

This is what you need to negotiate down from High Crag...

or you can try this way...

Once down from Scarth Gap, you get this classic picture of the top of Buttermere. The storms in January 2005 brought down some of the trees at the end of the lake, which has rather spoilt the picture...

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For somewhere to stay nearby, try

Highbridge Cottage.

© P. G. R. Rigg 18/07/2005