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High Stile

High Stile

Grid Reference: NY 16748 14783
Height: 807 metres/2648 feet

"No mountain range in Lakeland is more dramatically impressive than this, no other more spectacularly sculptured, no other more worth climbing and exploring."
A Wainwright

High Stile, the highest point on the high ridge above Buttermere is flanked by two equally impressive mountains in High Crag and Red Pike, the ridge making an impressive barrier on the southern flank of the Buttermere Valley. On this the northern flank steep crags descend from the summits onto deep combs while on the southern flank the ridge descends gently to the Ennerdale Valley.

Below the summit of High Stile lie steep crags, offering much good climbing, to the north east Grey Crag and Eagle Crag drop into Burtness Comb (Sometimes known as Birkness Combe), while to the north west Chapel Crags descend into Bleaberry Combe with Bleaberry Tarn below.

A wonderful ridge route traverses the main ridge, an exceptional days walking from Buttermere.

  1. The Buttermere Fells from Lorton

    The Buttermere Fells


    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 980m / 3200ft
    Duration: 6-7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A longer walk over rough ground with stunning views throughout over Buttermere and the western Lakes

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