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.




Peak Bagging Statistics for 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). Pillar is also classified as an English Marilyn (6th highest in England, 249th highest in the UK).

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 (38th highest in England, 70th highest in England & Wales).

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

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

OS Landranger Map 89
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


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

In no particular order . . .

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (4)

Pillar Summit

Pillar Summit

Photo: Mick Fox (7)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Richard Heeley (8)

Route finding in Ennerdale

Route finding in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (32)

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (16)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) above Ennerdale (featuring Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel) from Black Sail Pass

Photo: Tony Higgs (24)

Great Gable from Ennerdale

Great Gable from Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (31)

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (13)

Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) from below Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel) Ennerdale

Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) from below Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel) Ennerdale

Photo: Rob Barklamb (8)

Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond from Robinson

Crummock Water with Mellbreak beyond from Robinson

Photo: Andy Jamieson (3)

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Photo: James Brennan (8)

Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (17)

Buttermere Lake with High Snockrigg beyond from near High Wax Knott above Peggy's Bridge (on the way to Hay Stacks)

Buttermere Lake with High Snockrigg beyond from near High Wax Knott above Peggy's Bridge (on the way to Hay Stacks)

Photo: Ian Mansell (15)

Looking over Buttermere to High Snockrigg with Grasmoor in the distance from Scarth Gap

Looking over Buttermere to High Snockrigg with Grasmoor in the distance from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Barklamb (9)

Small tarn near the summit of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Small tarn near the summit of Looking Stead (Pillar)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (344)

Buttermere village

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson

Grasmoor (back), Whiteless Pike, Wandope and Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail (mid distance) and Knott Rigg (foreground right) from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (29)

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Pillar

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (30)

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (136)

The Edge of Crag Wood at Buttermere's South Eastern shore

The Edge of Crag Wood at Buttermere's South Eastern shore

Photo: Andy Malcolm (158)

Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass

Kirk Fell from the tarn above Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (19)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Gatesgarth

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Gatesgarth

Photo: Simon Barnett (40)

Ennerdale Water from Pillar

Ennerdale Water from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (31)

Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Sheltering from the rain in Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (29)

Misty conditions in Ennerdale

Misty conditions in Ennerdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (35)

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Pillar Rock from Pillar

Photo: David Connolly (28)

Fleetwith Pike (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the shoulder of High Crag (Buttermere) (right) across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike (left), Hay Stacks (Haystacks) and the shoulder of High Crag (Buttermere) (right) across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (9)

Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from the campsite near Buttermere village

Fleetwith Pike and Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from the campsite near Buttermere village

Photo: Stephen Collins (55)

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (8)

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (10)

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Looking Stead (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: Christine Shepherd (345)

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere) and Dodd (Buttermere) from across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (157)

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Photo: Chris Haselden (41)

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (5)

Mosedale (Wasdale) with Yewbarrow beyond from Black Sail Pass

Mosedale (Wasdale) with Yewbarrow beyond from Black Sail Pass

Photo: David Connolly (20)

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)

Fleetwith Pike from Scarth Gap

Fleetwith Pike from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (12)

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)

Hay Stacks from Gatesgarth, SE of Buttermere

Hay Stacks from Gatesgarth, SE of Buttermere

Photo: David Mathies (2)

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)

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (14)

Black Crag (Pillar) summit cairn

Black Crag (Pillar) summit cairn

Photo: David Connolly (33)

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Pullan (17)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

Pillar Rock from Robinson's Cairn

Pillar Rock from Robinson's Cairn

Photo: David Elliott (5)

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Steeple and Long Crag with Crag Fell (sunlit in the distance), Ennerdale Water and Great Borne from Pillar

Photo: Andy Malcolm (239)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (27)

Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson

Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson

Photo: Gerry Ball (1)

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)

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (9)

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (144)

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)

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (160)

The wrought iron 'Shepherd’s Gate',  Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The wrought iron 'Shepherd’s Gate', Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (12)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (2)

Pillar summit trig point

Pillar summit trig point

Photo: David Connolly (29)

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Photo: William Ingram (3)

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)

Watendlath Tarn and High Tove from near Watendlath

Watendlath Tarn and High Tove from near Watendlath

Photo: Andy Jamieson (4)

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)

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Lesley, Millie and Monty on Robinson summit in May 2012

Photo: Tony Lee (2)

The South East shore of Buttermere Lake from near High Wax Knott above Peggy's Bridge (on the way to Hay Stacks)

The South East shore of Buttermere Lake from near High Wax Knott above Peggy's Bridge (on the way to Hay Stacks)

Photo: Ian Mansell (16)

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Wind Gap

Mosedale (Wasdale) from Wind Gap

Photo: David Connolly (32)

Buttermere Lakeside path

Buttermere Lakeside path

Photo: David Hayter (143)

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (11)

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

The summit shelter, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, Buttermere, Grasmoor, Whiteless Pike, Wandope, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Sail and Knott Rigg from the summit of Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (30)

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Mellbreak, Buttermere and Rannerdale Knotts from Robinson

Photo: Chris Brankin (28)

High Stile and High Crag from near Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel)

High Stile and High Crag from near Black Sail Hut (Youth Hostel)

Photo: David Swales (8)

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (9)

Pillar summit

Pillar summit

Photo: David Swales (12)

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)

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (13)

Pillar (left) and Pillar Rock from Robinson's Cairn

Pillar (left) and Pillar Rock from Robinson's Cairn

Photo: David Elliott (6)

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)

Robinson summit shelter

Robinson summit shelter

Photo: Chris Brankin (27)

Ennerdale

Ennerdale

Photo: Kai Peters (2)

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)

Buttermere Dubbs

Buttermere Dubbs

Photo: Clare Howard (6)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Scarth Gap

Photo: Darryl Larvin (3)

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Photo: David Swales (14)

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Photo: David Hayter (137)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (1)

Me by the Trig Point on the summit of Pillar

Me by the Trig Point on the summit of Pillar

Photo: Christine Shepherd (522)

Looking across Buttermere Lake to a Cottage below Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Hassness

Looking across Buttermere Lake to a Cottage below Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Hassness

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (11)

High Stile and Red Pike from the Gatesgarth, SE of Buttermere

High Stile and Red Pike from the Gatesgarth, SE of Buttermere

Photo: David Mathies (1)

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 (12)

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (7)

The head of Ennerdale

The head of Ennerdale

Photo: Kevin Finn (30)

Buttermere from the North West shore featuring Fleetwith Pike (just right of centre)

Buttermere from the North West shore featuring Fleetwith Pike (just right of centre)

Photo: Malcolm Johnson (1)

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)


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