Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere

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Route outline for walk c160:

Buttermere  -  Gatesgarth  -  Peggy's Bridge  -  Scarth Gap Pass  -  Scarth Gap  -  Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel)  -  Black Sail Pass  -  Looking Stead (Pillar). High Level Route  -  Robinson's Cairn  -  Pillar  -  Wind Gap  -  Black Crag (Pillar)  -  High Beck  -  Ennerdale  -  Scarth Gap Pass  -  Peggy's Bridge  -  Gatescarth  -  Buttermere




Peaks, Summits and Tops reached on this walk:

hewitt
2
English
Mountains
Wainwright
1
Wainwright
 English Nuttalls
2
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
0
English
Deweys
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

The highest point of this walk is Pillar at 892m (2928ft). Pillar is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (11th highest in England, 29th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 8). Pillar is also known as an English Nuttall (13th highest in England, 33rd highest in England & Wales) and an English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 249th highest in the UK). The summit of Pillar is marked by an Ordnance Survey Trig Point.

Completing this walk will also take you to the top of Black Crag (Pillar) at 828m (2717ft). Black Crag (Pillar) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (31st highest in England, 60th highest in England & Wales) Black Crag (Pillar) is also known as an English Nuttall (37th highest in England, 69th highest in England & Wales).


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Some Photos and Pictures from Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere

In no particular order . . .

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - 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)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (160)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Mosedale (Wasdale) with Yewbarrow beyond from Black Sail Pass

Mosedale (Wasdale) with Yewbarrow beyond from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (20)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (13)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Robinson's Cairn with Pillar Rock beyond (left of the cairn and to right of the 'notch')

Robinson's Cairn with Pillar Rock beyond (left of the cairn and to right of the 'notch')

Photo: David Connolly (26)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Ennerdale (featuring Loft Beck and Tongue Beck) from Black Sail Pass

Ennerdale (featuring Loft Beck and Tongue Beck) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (25)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Great Gable (left) and Kirk Fell (centre right) from Black Sail Pass

Great Gable (left) and Kirk Fell (centre right) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Swales (11)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Buttermere Lake - with the lower slopes of High Stile (left), Hen Comb (centre) and Mellbreak (right)

Photo: Jack Adams (1)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Honister Pass (left), Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and High Crag (Buttermere) across Buttermere

Honister Pass (left), Fleetwith Pike, Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and High Crag (Buttermere) across Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (8)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Watendlath Tarn and High Tove from near Watendlath

Watendlath Tarn and High Tove from near Watendlath

Photo: Andy Jamieson (4)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (11)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell (East Top) (left) and Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (15)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Fleetwith Pike (left) and Hay Stacks (right) across Buttermere Lake from Hassness

Fleetwith Pike (left) and Hay Stacks (right) across Buttermere Lake from Hassness

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (12)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Buttermere, with Fleetwith Pike straight ahead and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) to the right

Buttermere, with Fleetwith Pike straight ahead and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) to the right

Photo: David Dawber (1)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Ennerdale Water from Pillar

Ennerdale Water from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (31)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Pillar Rock from Pillar

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (28)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Buttermere village

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Autumn sunshine on Dale Head (left) and Fleetwith Pike (right) from Burtness Wood

Photo: Andy Malcolm (11)

Walk c160 Pillar from Gatesgarth, Buttermere - Route finding in Ennerdale

Route finding in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (32)


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