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image for Walking Route item typeHigh Stile Range at Buttermere

Walking Route




The climb onto the main ridge of the High Stile Range is a bit on the stiff side but once you get onto the ridge the walk along its craggy and boulder strewn crest is superb. The setting is magnificent with wide ranging views across Ennerdale to Pillar and Great Gable and across Buttermere to the great sweep of the northwest fells. You take in the fine summits of Red Pike and High Crag en route, then on the descent a brief pull over the subsidiary peak, Seat, leads to the top of Scarth Gap Pass. This fine old packhorse track can then be followed down to the shores of Buttermere, after which a pleasant walk along a bridleway, through the trees of Burtness Wood will deliver you straight back to the fine pubs in Butteremere village.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Miles: 8

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Navigation 4 out of 5
Technicality 3 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 838
OS map OS Landranger 89, OS Outdoor Leisure 4


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Map reference: NY 175170  Lat: 54.54168 Long: -3.27623