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Pillar
892m (2928ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Pillar is marked by a Trig Point.


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English Mountain
11th highest in England,
29th in England & Wales

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English Nuttall
13th highest in England,
33rd in England & Wales

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English Marilyn
6th highest in England,
249th highest in Great Britain

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English Trig Point (Pillar)

Walk Pillar walking UK Mountains in The Western Fells The Lake District National Park Cumbria    England

Pillar Summit

Photo: David Swales

Pillar is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL4
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)


OS Landranger Maps 89 & 90
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)



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

Christine Shepherd walked up on May 15th, 2005 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head following the route outlined on walk c343. Climbed again using walk c240 on 23.8.21 [with] On my own [weather] Fine but chilly. - Met another lady walking on her own but imagine my surprise when she started unpacking a radio mast from her rucksack. She was a radio ham broadcasting from unusual places!

Paul Macey climbed on August 16th, 2021 [from/via/route] C101 [with] L [weather] Cloudy

Michael Austin bagged on June 18th, 2021 [from/via/route] C130

Darren Wilson hiked on June 20th, 2021 [from/via/route] Last Wainright walks Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Pillar & Kirk Fell [with] Mike [weather] Sunny dry beautiful day out, steep climb up

Jeremy Torrance summited on October 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Wasdale [with] Noel, Ash, Tim, Jon, Stu

Andrew Johnson conquered on December 1st, 2020 [from/via/route] Ennerdale [weather] Great weather

Martin Woods scaled on August 31st, 2020 [from/via/route] From wasdale head pillar, scoat fell, steeple, red pike & yeabarrow walk [with] Myself [weather] Sunny 15 to 18 degrees - Some scrambling over the top, amazing views & great fun

Toby Norman walked up on July 28th, 2018 [with] Clive

Caroline Winter climbed on August 3rd, 2020 [from/via/route] Overbeck bridge, Yewbarrow Bell rib scramble, North top (Stirrup crag), Dore Head, Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar, Little Scoat Fell, Haycock, Nether Beck [with] Becky [weather] Clear & warm - Pleasant, easy scramble up Yewbarrow. Retreated to easy path to Dore Head. 3 x Bob Graham competitors arrived at Pillar, as we finished lunch. Squeezed in Haycock before long tiring descent of Beck. Picquesque water falls heading down

Wayne Baxter bagged on August 8th, 2020 [from/via/route] Walked the Mosedale Horseshoe starting from Overbeck Bridge walking to Wasdale Inn. Black sail pass onto Pillar, Scoat Fell, Steeple & Red Pike. [with] Sue [weather] Bright sun very hot

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More Photographs & Pictures of views from, on or of Pillar

At the bottom of the abseil off Pillar Rock

At the bottom of the abseil off Pillar Rock

Photo: Christine Shepherd (654)

Kirk Fell with Pillar and Little Scoat Fell beyond from Great Gable summit

Kirk Fell with Pillar and Little Scoat Fell beyond from Great Gable summit

Photo: Matt Delemare (33)

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

The Mosedale Horseshoe - Yewbarrow (mid-distance left), Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell beyond, Pillar (right of centre) and the shoulder of Kirk Fell (mid-distance right) from Scafell Pike

Photo: Rob Barklamb (15)

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)

Yewbarrow (centre) and Pillar (right) from Sca Fell

Yewbarrow (centre) and Pillar (right) from Sca Fell

Photo: Greg Campbell (10)

The cairn on the summit of Pillar Rock

The cairn on the summit of Pillar Rock

Photo: Christine Shepherd (652)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple  from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great view of Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable (the rounded dome), Kirk Fell, Pillar (the highest point), Black Crag and Steeple from Lingcomb Edge just below the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (32)

Pillar (left), Ennerdale Water, Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (centre), Crummock Water and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Pillar (left), Ennerdale Water, Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (centre), Crummock Water and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (4)

Starling Dodd (left), Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar (right) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Starling Dodd (left), Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile and Pillar (right) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Crag Fell

Photo: Steven Mostyn (25)

Scarth Gap and Hay stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale from The High Level Route, Pillar

Scarth Gap and Hay stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale from The High Level Route, Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (25)

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)

Pillar Rock beyond (to right of the 'notch') from the High Level Route

Pillar Rock beyond (to right of the 'notch') from the High Level Route

Photo: David Connolly (27)

Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell (left), Mosedale, Pillar and Kirk Fell (centre) and Great Gable (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Red Pike (Wasdale) and Little Scoat Fell (left), Mosedale, Pillar and Kirk Fell (centre) and Great Gable (right) from the summit of Scafell Pike

Photo: Richard Sale (1)

Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell (foreground), Pillar, Ennerdale, Red Pike (Buttermere), High Stile, High Crag and Crummock Water (far right) from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (219)

Wasdale Head with Pillar beyond from the lower slopes of Lingmell & Scafell Pike

Wasdale Head with Pillar beyond from the lower slopes of Lingmell & Scafell Pike

Photo: David Swales (17)

Kirk Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Kirk Fell with Red Pike (Wasdale), Little Scoat Fell and Pillar behind from Westmorland Cairn, Great Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (218)

Pillar Rock from Robinson's Cairn

Pillar Rock from Robinson's Cairn

Photo: David Elliott (5)

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

360 degree panorama featuring Great Gable, Green Gable, Little Scoat Fell & Pillar (distance), Brandreth, Dale Head (Newlands), High Spy, Glaramara, Esk Pike, Great End and Scafell Pike from Base Brown

Photo: Chris Brankin (15)

Innominate Tarn (Hay Stacks) with a snow-capped Pillar beyond

Innominate Tarn (Hay Stacks) with a snow-capped Pillar beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (33)

Pillar (left) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Pillar (left) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (5)


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