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Pillar
892m (2928ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England

The summit of Pillar is marked by an Ordnance Survey 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

You can find Pillar & all the walks that climb it on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)

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


See Pillar and the surrounding tops on our free-to-access 'Google Style' Peak Bagging Maps:

See Pillar and the surrounding tops on our downloadable PDF Peak Bagging Maps:

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You can walk to the top of Pillar by using any of these 7 easy-to-follow route maps:

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

Kevin Foster walked up Pillar on July 7th, 2022 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] By myself. [weather] Dry & sunny. - From Looking Stead I followed the climbers path past Robinson cairn & Pillar Rock via the Shamrock Traverse. Had a close look at the Slab & Notch route up Pillar Rock but sensibly decided not to try it solo without ropes. Afterwards I climbed up the steep path to the summit wind shelter to contemplate on my failed Nuttalls challenge.

Christine Shepherd climbed Pillar on May 15th, 2005 [from/via/route] Walked from Wasdale Head following the route outlined on walk c343. [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! Climbed again using walk c240 on 23.8.21 Added on Yewbarrow at the end.

Tim Winn bagged Pillar on April 2nd, 2022 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Barry, Paul and Roger [weather] Sunny

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

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

Darren Wilson conquered Pillar 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 scaled Pillar on October 12th, 2019 [from/via/route] Wasdale [with] Noel, Ash, Tim, Jon, Stu

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

Martin Woods climbed Pillar 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 bagged Pillar on July 28th, 2018 [with] Clive

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

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)

Kirk Fell, Looking Stead & Pillar from the summit of Green Gable

Kirk Fell, Looking Stead & Pillar from the summit of Green Gable

Photo: Chris Brankin (9)

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)

Nation Trust Donation Pillar, Arnside Knott

Nation Trust Donation Pillar, Arnside Knott

Photo: Terry Hughes (7)

Yewbarrow beyond from Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Yewbarrow beyond from Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (21)

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)

Pillar/Currick between Branstree (North East Top) and Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Pillar/Currick between Branstree (North East Top) and Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: A. Wainwright (30)

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)

Ennerdale with Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the High Stile ridge (right) and Looking Stead and Pillar (left) from Brandreth

Ennerdale with Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the High Stile ridge (right) and Looking Stead and Pillar (left) from Brandreth

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (8)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (10)

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Haycock, Little Scoat Fell, Red Pike (Wasdale), Pillar, Top of Stirrup Crag, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Great End, Lingmell, Scafell Pike, Sca Fell, Slightside, Harter Fell (Eskdale) and Burnmoor Tarn from the summit of Yewbarrow

Photo: David Hemingway (3)

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

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

Photo: David Connolly (24)

Red Pike (centre left), Pillar, Yewbarrow (centre), Kirk Fell & Great Gable (right) beyond Wast Water from Whin Rigg

Red Pike (centre left), Pillar, Yewbarrow (centre), Kirk Fell & Great Gable (right) beyond Wast Water from Whin Rigg

Photo: Ian Mansell (12)

*Pillar (left), High Stile (centre), Ennerdale, Hay Stacks, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Grasmoor (right) from  Green Gable

*Pillar (left), High Stile (centre), Ennerdale, Hay Stacks, Crummock Water, Buttermere and Grasmoor (right) from Green Gable

Photo: Andy Malcolm (75)

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (28)

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)

Abseiling off Pillar Rock

Abseiling off Pillar Rock

Photo: Christine Shepherd (653)

Pillar from Kirk Fell

Pillar from Kirk Fell

Photo: Matt Delemare (41)

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)

Great Gable and Pillar from Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Great Gable and Pillar from Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Photo: Gerald Irwin (2)


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