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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. High Crag from Haystacks

    The Buttermere Fells Extended

    £25.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 1210m / 4000ft
    Duration: 8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    A longer walk over rough ground with stunning views throughout over Buttermere and Ennerdale

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  2. The Ennerdale Valley from Green Gable

    A Weekend at Black Sail

    £120.00

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

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

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  3. Buttermere Walking Weekend

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price £45.00

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:
    Distance: Up to 14km / 9 miles per day
    Ascent: Up to 980m / 3200ft per day
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1

    Two classic walks above Buttermere including the High Stile ridge and Haystacks

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