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Steeple

Steeple



Grid Reference: NY 15757 11678
Height: 819 metres/2687 feet

"The unknown man who first named this fell was blessed both with inspiration and imagination. Few mountains given descriptive names have fared better. Steeple is a magnificent choice."
A Wainwright

The slender northern ridge of Scoat Fell descends slightly to the shapely pinnacle of rock, Steeple, a wonderful summit and a splendid viewpoint over the Ennerdale Valley.

The summit is a fine viewpoint over the crags to the south, Black Crag and the crags below Scoat Fell offer much to the climber and scrambler.

The northern ridge of Steeple descends to the Ennerdale Valley and is a good but unfrequented route, the summit is usually attained by the short ridge descending from the nearby Scoat Fell and as such is most commonly reached as part of the ever popular Mosedale Horseshoe.

  1. Pillar and Black Crag

    Pillar & the High Level Route: Private Guiding

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    A long walk over rough ground with some easy scrambling, one of the great walks in the Lake District

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1400m / 4700ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 8:1
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  2. The Mosedale Horseshoe with Pillar at the head

    Pillar from Wasdale Head: Private Guiding

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    A long day on the fells with a few scrambles, but a classic Lakeland route

    Distance: 16km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Looking up at Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    Yewbarrow & Haycock: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground to some of the remotest summits in the Lake District

    Distance: 17km / 10 miles
    Ascent: 1300m / 4300ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

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    A very long day above the Wasdale Valley covering some of the most iconic summits in England

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. The Ennerdale Valley

    The Ennerdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

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    One of the longest day walks in the Lake District, but a wonderful rewarding day in beautiful mountains

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 12 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  6. Wastwater, a welcome sight at the end of day 3

    The Bob Graham 5 Day Challenge: Private Guiding

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    The infamous 42 peak circuit of the Lakes, we cover the route over 5 days

    Distance: 115km / 72 miles
    Ascent: 8200m / 27000ft
    Duration: 5 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  7. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail: Private Guiding

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    Two days of hard walking over rough ground with a night at the most remote Youth Hotel in England

    Distance: 37km / 23 miles
    Ascent: 2600m / 8500ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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