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Pillar
892m (2928ft)

The Western Fells, The Lake District, Cumbria, England


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

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

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6th highest in England,
249th in Great Britain

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

Pillar Summit

Photo: David Swales

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

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

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

Caroline Winter bagged 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 and 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 hiked 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 and Red Pike. [with] Sue [weather] Bright sun very hot

Richard Marshall summited on September 21st, 2019 [from/via/route] Mosedale horseshoe [with] Bo and Andy Pratt [weather] sunny. Very warm.

Elaine Evans conquered on July 16th, 2019 [from/via/route] From Wasdale Head, up to Black Sail Pass, continued ascent to Pillar then Red Pike, over to Dore Head, then descent via scree slope to valley and back to Wasdale Head. [with] Sue [weather] Lovely day, dry with a gentle breeze. - Amazing views, beautiful day but never, ever descending via that route again! Didn't like that part at all!

Richard Marchant scaled on November 23rd, 1993 [from/via/route] This was a two day trip with an overnight camp at Beckhead Tarn below Great Gable. Day 1 we ascended Yewbarrow then onto Red Pike-Scoat Fell-Pillar-Kirk Fell and descended to Beckhead Tarn and camped the night and what a cold night. Day 2 Great Gable-Scafell Pike via the corridor route then Sca Fell and back down to Wasdale and the car. [with] Best Friend Ray Collins. [weather] Clear blue skies, no wind but very cold and in the minus overnight

Phillip Bulley walked up on September 6th, 2018 [from/via/route] Via Wasdale Head and Black Sails Pass. [with] Ruby. [weather] Sunny but chilly.

Craig Steeland climbed on July 9th, 2018 [from/via/route] From Bowness Knott car park with bike used to start of walk [with] On my own [weather] Hot and sunny with no wind.

John Almond bagged on September 28th, 2017 [from/via/route] From Overbeck Bridge car park, Wast Water - Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - PILLAR - Black Crag - Red Pike - Dore Head - Over Beck - Wainwright 122 [with] Solo [weather] Good, - A late start caused by a long delay on the A590. Subsequently, didn't bag Yewbarrow as planned.

Iain Jones hiked on July 29th, 2017 [from/via/route] Honister Hause (The Wainwright 60 - Day 1 (Ennerdale)) [with] Graeme High

Anthony Scott summited on July 12th, 2017 [from/via/route] Wast Water [with] me [weather] Blue sky then white cloud. No wind

Chris Sheard conquered on October 15th, 2004 [from/via/route] From looking stead [with] George & Baz [weather] Weather variable but warm light winds this day - Nice steady walk - good views

Mark Davidson scaled on July 20th, 2004 [with] Alone [weather] Glorious

Doug Martin walked up on July 25th, 2016 [from/via/route] Overbeck car park at base of Yewbarrow [with] Tom Bradford [weather] Wet and windy but dried later in day - met office forecast completely wrong.Apart from getting cloud height right.

Jill Dean climbed on July 23rd, 2016 - Wasdale weekend

Richard Fulcher bagged on May 27th, 2016 [from/via/route] Black Sail YH, Ennerdale [with] Dave Jobling [weather] Light cloud with some mist on the tops, sunny intervals - Mosedale Horseshoe

Colin Egan hiked on September 8th, 2014 [from/via/route] Continuation from Red Pike, walked back along ridge past Scoat Fell and picked up path via Wind Gap [with] My wife Faith [weather] Increasingly hazy but dry - Final fell of the day. We descended into Ennerdale via a "footpath" from Wind Gap. Obviously not used much as a route because there was not really any path at all! Very difficult walking over boulders and bog. Eventually reached forest roads and a long slog back along the valley to our car. Only just made it back to civilisation in time to get a late meal in a pub.

Andrew Martin summited during November, 2014 [from/via/route] wasdale head [weather] wet

Elaine Grayson conquered on June 29th, 2015 [from/via/route] black sail pass from Wasdale Head [with] robin

Tony Rogerson scaled on August 27th, 2013 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head High Level Route Scoat Fell Steeple & Red Pike [weather] Low cloud clearing to sunny

Bay Wan walked up on October 10th, 2014 [with] Cocoa Pops [weather] Fine and mild - The descent was a nightmare down the scree slope, not recommended!!!

Christina Lander climbed on August 6th, 2015 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head - Black Sail Pass - Pillar - Wind Gap - Scoat Fell - Red Pike - Dore Head - Mosedale - Wasdale Head [with] Mick & Kath and Dick [weather] Lovely day again!

David Noble bagged on July 22nd, 2015 [from/via/route] From Wasdale Kirk Fell, Kirkfell Crags, Pillar via the high level route, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Red Pike, Stirrup Crags and Yewbarrow [with] Jack [weather] Rain then brighter and sunny - Via the high level route

Dave Eyes hiked on July 11th, 2015 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Christine Eyes [weather] Cloudy day - no views

Christine Knowles summited on May 13th, 2015 [from/via/route] From Wasdale Head Inn as part of Mosedale round [with] Graham [weather] Very fine, sunny and hardly any wind - Some scary climbing up stony cliffs on way, but was fine!!

Andy Gibbs conquered on March 21st, 2015 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Jake & Callum [weather] Beautiful

Charlie Housley scaled on December 3rd, 2014 [from/via/route] From Scoat Fell via Wind Gap. [with] Candy the collie. [weather] A day of two halves....08.30-11.30 low cloud and no views. 11.30-16.30 no cloud and fine views.

Kevin Parnham walked up on August 5th, 2014 [from/via/route] Mosedale Horseshoe [with] Jo and Charlotte [weather] Generally very good but wet finish - Long day and unpleasant scramble up and down Yewbarrow in the rain. Reached Pillar via high level traverse,our opinion,best view of Pillar rock was from above on scarmble up to Pillar summit,not from Robinsons cairn

Keith Eastman climbed on June 23rd, 2014 [from/via/route] c101

John Tippins bagged on April 20th, 2014 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] on me tod [weather] Warmish in the valley. Misty, bit of rain and very strong winds on the peaks.

Steve Frank hiked on May 22nd, 2010 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Jackie Frank [weather] Sunny

Harry Meijer summited on June 7th, 2014 [from/via/route] The Wasdale Horseshoe [with] The Lake District Walker

Gill Watson conquered during March, 1965 [with] Toc H [weather] snow

Clive Ward scaled during August, 2009 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head [with] Ben, Hazel [weather] Fine, sunny, hot - Can't recall date. It was one of the first walks with Ben after buying lodge.

Raymond Barnett walked up on June 5th, 2013 [weather] sunny

Brian Laverty climbed on April 30th, 2011 [from/via/route] wasdale head [with] wendy [weather] windy

Jacqueline Debbie Tonks bagged on December 16th, 2012 [from/via/route] Wasedale Head [with] Pete on his 59th birthday [weather] snow on peak, low cloud & windy, no view - did this walk again on 2nd Feb 2013, snow on high ground, blue sky and great views.

Dale Verrall hiked on March 18th, 2011 [from/via/route] NT car park Wast Water - Walk number C101 [with] Les & Amber [weather] Wonderful day

Victoria Bates summited on February 21st, 2013 [from/via/route] Mosedale horseshoe

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

Darren Mortimer scaled on August 10th, 2012 [from/via/route] Wasdale c101 [with] Dermot Palmer [weather] Sunny

Christine Shepherd walked up 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!

Tony Aspden climbed on July 1st, 2008 [with] Andy [weather] Sunny

Colin Pomfret bagged on September 13th, 1987 [from/via/route] Wasdale hotel [with] Bob and Bill [weather] Cloud with sunny intervals

Jayne Phelps hiked on March 23rd, 2010 [from/via/route] Wasdale Head

Jane Wilkinson, Michael Austin, Dale Sexton, David Butterfield, Jenny Godfrey, John Grimes, Trevor Longman, Adrian Roberts, Peter Clark, Michael Nolan, David Shaw, John Walter, Simon Clark, Carl Abbott, Edward Wells, Peter O'sullivan, Adam Shewry, Simon Duerden, Jonathan Tobin, Angela Moroney, Paul Booth, Ian Thomas, Jeanette Coward, Linda Mckeogh, Louis Smith, Rod Cove, Paul Henderson, Trevor Williams, Tracey Cordes, Stephen Millington, Louise Sandwith, Patrick Buckland, Chris Bede, Rob Barklamb, Martyn Rouse, Ray O'Hara, Chris Bramley and Libby Burns have all walked, climbed & bagged Pillar.

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

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)

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

*Red Pike, Black Crag, Pillar and Looking Stead from Mosedale, Wasdale

Photo: Wayne Hill (6)

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (345)

Dore Head (left) and Pillar from Mosedale, Wasdale Head

Dore Head (left) and Pillar from Mosedale, Wasdale Head

Photo: Bob Ferguson (86)

Wasdale Head (left), Burnmoor Tarn, Yewbarrow (front centre), Illgill Head (back) and Wast Water from Pillar

Wasdale Head (left), Burnmoor Tarn, Yewbarrow (front centre), Illgill Head (back) and Wast Water from Pillar

Photo: Paul Johnson (10)

Stone pillar in the col between Branstree (North East Top) and Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Stone pillar in the col between Branstree (North East Top) and Branstree (Artlecrag Pike)

Photo: Robert Hall (69)

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)

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Red Pike (Buttermere) summit from Lingcomb Edge with Pillar prominent across Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (31)

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)

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)


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