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Looking Stead (Pillar)
627m (2058ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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220th highest in England,
383rd in England & Wales

Walk Looking Stead (Pillar) walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Looking Stead (Pillar) Summit

Photo: David Connolly

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The Lake District National Park


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL4 The English Lakes - North Western area


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Maps (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

89 West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water


90 Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside


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Other walkers who hiked, climbed, bagged and summited Looking Stead (Pillar) Fellow go4awalkers who have already walked, climbed, summited & bagged Looking Stead (Pillar)

Kevin Foster walked up Looking Stead (Pillar) on July 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] By myself. [weather] Dry & sunny. - Black sail pass from Wasdale side then easy slopes to the summit.

Paul Macey climbed Looking Stead (Pillar) on August 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] C101

Christine Shepherd bagged Looking Stead (Pillar) on October 4th, 2015 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head. Just went up & down this fell as I had done the rest of the Mosedale Horseshoe before but had missed out this one. It was well worth doing for the lovely views. There is a lovely little tarn & the grassy approach made a pleasant change from the rougher path on the ascent. [with] On my own [weather] A bit duller than the day before but warm for October & clear enough for good views. - My last 2000ft Mountain in the Lake District bagged!

Mark Davidson hiked Looking Stead (Pillar) on July 20th, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Glorious

Michael Nolan summited Looking Stead (Pillar) on October 11th, 2016 [from/via/route] wasdale head [weather] brilliant

Iain Taylor conquered Looking Stead (Pillar) on July 28th, 2010 [from/via/route] Wast Water (NY 16811 06823)

Ray O'hara scaled Looking Stead (Pillar) on June 4th, 2012 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head, Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Haycock, Caw Fell, Iron Crag, back to Scoat Fell, Red Pike & Yewbarrow. Marvelous walk. [weather] Sunny spells, below the cloud base. - Delightful walk from start to finish.

Mark Smith, Wendy Sockett and Louise Sandwith have all walked, climbed & bagged Looking Stead (Pillar).

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Grag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (245)

Looking stead (Pillar) & Pillar behind Green Crag (Buttermere) & Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with High Crag (Buttermere) (right) from near Dubs Quarry

Looking stead (Pillar) & Pillar behind Green Crag (Buttermere) & Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with High Crag (Buttermere) (right) from near Dubs Quarry

Photo: Alan Wainwright (239)

Haystacks from Looking Stead (Pillar) with a Herdwick Sheep for company

Haystacks from Looking Stead (Pillar) with a Herdwick Sheep for company

Photo: Christine Shepherd (346)

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

The High Level Route from Looking Stead (Pillar) to Robinson's Cairn, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (23)

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Black Crag (Pillar), Wind Gap, Pillar and Looking Stead (Pillar) above Mosedale from Wasdale Head

Photo: Andy Malcolm (241)

Looking Stead (Pillar) from The High Level Route, Pillar

Looking Stead (Pillar) from The High Level Route, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (24)

Small tarn near the summit of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Small tarn near the summit of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (344)

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (345)

Yewbarrow beyond from Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Yewbarrow beyond from Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (21)

The view north from Looking Stead (Pillar) featuring Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Brandreth (far right)

The view north from Looking Stead (Pillar) featuring Ennerdale with Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and Brandreth (far right)

Photo: David Connolly (16)

Looking Stead (Pillar) and Pillar itself towering above the upper reaches of Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Looking Stead (Pillar) and Pillar itself towering above the upper reaches of Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Mike Walker (552)

High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Looking Stead (Pillar)

High Crag, Seat, Scarth Gap and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Looking Stead (Pillar)

Photo: David Connolly (18)


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