Walk c207 The High Stile Ridge from Buttermere

Unsurpassed views of Buttermere


Route outline for walk c207:

- Buttermere  -   Sourmilk Gill  -   Bleaberry Tarn  -   Dodd (Buttermere)  -   The Saddle  -   Red Pike (Buttermere)  -   High Stile  -   High Crag (Buttermere)  -   Gamlin End  -   Seat (Buttermere)  -   Scarth Gap  -   Peggy's Bridge  -   Burtness Wood  -   Buttermere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
3
English
Mountains
Wainwright
3
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
4
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
1
English
Dewey
Wainwright Outlying Fell
0
Wainwright
Outlying Fells
marilyn
1
Marilyn
Bridget
0
Bridgets

The highest point of this walk is High Stile at 807m (2649ft). High Stile is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (36th highest in England, 69th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 29). High Stile is also known as an English Nuttall (44th in England, 84th in England & Wales). High Stile is classified as a Marilyn (13th highest in England, 376th highest in the UK).

Completing this walk also take you to the top of Red Pike (Buttermere), 755m (2478ft). Red Pike (Buttermere) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (67th highest in England, 117th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 62). Red Pike (Buttermere) is also known as an English Nuttall (83rd in England, 142nd in England & Wales).

You will also reach the summit of High Crag (Buttermere), 744m (2442ft). High Crag (Buttermere) is classified as an English Mountain (Hewitt) (73rd highest in England, 128th highest in England & Wales) and a Wainwright (No. 65). High Crag (Buttermere) is also known as an English Nuttall (89th in England, 154th in England & Wales).

Along the way you will also bag Dodd (Buttermere), 641m (2104ft) - an English Nuttall (201st Eng, 349th Eng & Wal) and Seat (Buttermere) 561m (1841ft) - an English Dewey (52nd in Eng, 120th Eng & Wal).


For more details about what constitutes a Mountain and Mountain & Hill Classifications see: Peaks & Mountains.

For more details about peak bagging and how to record your achievements see: Peak Bagging.


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 c207 The High Stile Ridge from Buttermere

In no particular order . . .

Binsey and Bassenthwaite Lake from (the lower slopes of) Sale Fell

Binsey and Bassenthwaite Lake from (the lower slopes of) Sale Fell

Photo: Stephen Collins (56)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Great End, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell from near the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (35)

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Barklamb (11)

Derwent Water from near Lady's Rake, Walla Crag

Derwent Water from near Lady's Rake, Walla Crag

Photo: Rob Hadley (5)

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)

Buttermere village from Red Pike (Buttermere) with the Grasmoor massif looming large in the background

Buttermere village from Red Pike (Buttermere) with the Grasmoor massif looming large in the background

Photo: Peter Dryden (1)

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)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (10)

Anniversary Waltz Fell Race leader on Robinson summit

Anniversary Waltz Fell Race leader on Robinson summit

Photo: David Hayter (146)

Robinson and Buttermere from Old Burtness below Red Pike (Buttermere)

Robinson and Buttermere from Old Burtness below Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Clare Howard (10)

Fleetwith Pike from Seat

Fleetwith Pike from Seat

Photo: Rob Pullan (15)

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (4)

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: David Hayter (24)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (2)

Na Gruagaichean, Na Gruagaichean (North West Top), The Ring of Steall, Stob Coire a' Chairn, Sgurr a' Mhaim, An Garbhanach (An Gearanach), Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dear from Binnein Mor in the Eastern Mamores

Na Gruagaichean, Na Gruagaichean (North West Top), The Ring of Steall, Stob Coire a' Chairn, Sgurr a' Mhaim, An Garbhanach (An Gearanach), Ben Nevis and Carn Mor Dear from Binnein Mor in the Eastern Mamores

Photo: John Dyason (22)

Place Fell from a very snowy Threshthwaite Mouth

Place Fell from a very snowy Threshthwaite Mouth

Photo: Chris Haselden (42)

Fantastic panorama (not quite 360) from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Fantastic panorama (not quite 360) from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: John Dyason (23)

Horsemoor Hills and Bassenthwaite Water from Brockle Crags

Horsemoor Hills and Bassenthwaite Water from Brockle Crags

Photo: David Hayter (28)

Buttermere and the High Stile Ridge (left) from Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and the High Stile Ridge (left) from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Rob Pullan (22)

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (3)

Brassington Church

Brassington Church

Photo: David Dayton (29)

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)

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)

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Photo: James Brennan (8)

Helvellyn from Wythburn

Helvellyn from Wythburn

Photo: Paul Holroyd (6)

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)

The south ridge of Tryfan from the top of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

The south ridge of Tryfan from the top of Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach

Photo: Paul Johnson (22)

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)

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)

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)

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (10)

On Wetherlam summit

On Wetherlam summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (468)

*Ennerdale Water (left), Starling Dodd and Great Borne, Loweswater (right of centre), Mellbreak and Crummock Water (right) from Red Pike (Buttermere)

*Ennerdale Water (left), Starling Dodd and Great Borne, Loweswater (right of centre), Mellbreak and Crummock Water (right) from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Andy Malcolm (69)

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (13)

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (144)

The Grasmoor Fells from near Bleaberry Tarn

The Grasmoor Fells from near Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (16)

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)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Pullan (21)

Buttermere from High Stile

Buttermere from High Stile

Photo: Andy Malcolm (10)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (27)

On the summit of High Stile

On the summit of High Stile

Photo: Christine Shepherd (467)

Views nr Neuadd Reservoir

Views nr Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Rob Hadley (3)

A cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

A cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (629)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Scarth Gap

Photo: Darryl Larvin (3)

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Innominate Tarn on Hay stacks (frozen solid) with Great Gable rising majestically in the background

Photo: John Crosfield (2)

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)

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (7)

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (16)

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (8)

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (14)

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)

Ennerdale Water from near Bleach Green Cottages at the Western end of the lake

Ennerdale Water from near Bleach Green Cottages at the Western end of the lake

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (10)

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (160)

Buttermere Dubbs

Buttermere Dubbs

Photo: Clare Howard (6)

Fleetwith Pike from Scarth Gap

Fleetwith Pike from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (12)

Red Pike (Buttermere), Dodd and Bleaberry Tarn from High Stile

Red Pike (Buttermere), Dodd and Bleaberry Tarn from High Stile

Photo: Alan Gent (4)

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

No smoking sign on the door of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (9)

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (136)

*Grasmoor (left of centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right of centre) from Great Borne

*Grasmoor (left of centre) and Red Pike (Buttermere) (right of centre) from Great Borne

Photo: Andy Malcolm (70)

Fleetwith Pike from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Fleetwith Pike from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Darryl Larvin (4)

Buttermere and Whitless Pike from Ling Comb

Buttermere and Whitless Pike from Ling Comb

Photo: Clare Howard (17)

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (11)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Paul Holroyd (5)

Glaslyn (bottom), Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd (right) from the top of The PYG/Miners' Track, Snowdon

Glaslyn (bottom), Llyn Llydaw and Y Lliwedd (right) from the top of The PYG/Miners' Track, Snowdon

Photo: Peter Dryden (2)

Green Gable left), Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag (Buttermere)

Green Gable left), Great Gable (centre) and Kirk Fell (right) with the Scafell Massif beyond (centre) from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (7)

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

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

Photo: Dave Phillips (12)

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Red Pike (Buttermere) (left) and Dodd (Buttermere) right from Old Burtness below Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (11)

Scales Tarn

Scales Tarn

Photo: Richard Heeley (7)

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Pullan (17)

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)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (33)

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Photo: John Dick (2)

Katherine Arzul and her dog Millie at John O'Groats

Katherine Arzul and her dog Millie at John O'Groats

Photo: Jack Adams (2)

Gatesgarth and Fleetwith Pike (with Robinson and Dale Head (Newlands) beyond) from High Stile

Gatesgarth and Fleetwith Pike (with Robinson and Dale Head (Newlands) beyond) from High Stile

Photo: Rob Pullan (20)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Richard Heeley (8)

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Photo: Clare Howard (14)

Red Pike from High Stile

Red Pike from High Stile

Photo: David Hayter (22)

Gatesgarth and Fleetwith Pike (with Robinson and Dale Head (Newlands) beyond) from High Stile

Gatesgarth and Fleetwith Pike (with Robinson and Dale Head (Newlands) beyond) from High Stile

Photo: Rob Pullan (19)

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Photo: David Hayter (137)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

High Snockrigg, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head (Newlands) above Dodd (Buttermere) and Buttermere Lake from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (34)

Ennerdale from High Stile

Ennerdale from High Stile

Photo: David Hayter (23)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Dodd (Buttermere) and Bleaberry Tarn in the foreground from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Mellbreak, Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Dodd (Buttermere) and Bleaberry Tarn in the foreground from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: John Crosfield (1)

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts summit

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts summit

Photo: David Hayter (138)

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Russ and Me on the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere) in the snow

Photo: Clare Howard (13)

Herdies (Herdwick Sheep) in front of Green Crag (Buttermere)

Herdies (Herdwick Sheep) in front of Green Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (631)

The Dunnerdale Horseshoe - featuring Stickle Pike (Dunnerdale Fells), Great Stickle, The Knott (Dunnerdale Fells) and Raven's Crag

The Dunnerdale Horseshoe - featuring Stickle Pike (Dunnerdale Fells), Great Stickle, The Knott (Dunnerdale Fells) and Raven's Crag

Photo: Andy Malcolm (161)

Scarth Gap from Gamlin End

Scarth Gap from Gamlin End

Photo: Rob Pullan (11)

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)

Stickle Pike (Dunnerdale Fells) summit and a hazy view of Caw

Stickle Pike (Dunnerdale Fells) summit and a hazy view of Caw

Photo: Andy Malcolm (159)

Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Hayeswater with the Fairfield and Helvellyn Ridges beyond from High Street

Photo: Andy Malcolm (22)

Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water

Yewbarrow (left), the shoulder of Kirk Fell, Great Gable (centre) and Lingmoor Fell (right) from Wast Water

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (13)

Buttermere Lakeside path

Buttermere Lakeside path

Photo: David Hayter (143)

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (9)

Ashness Bridge with Skiddaw in the background

Ashness Bridge with Skiddaw in the background

Photo: William Ingram (2)

Russ with High Snockrigg, Robinson and Buttermere in the background from above from Burtness Wood

Russ with High Snockrigg, Robinson and Buttermere in the background from above from Burtness Wood

Photo: Clare Howard (12)

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)

Summit cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Summit cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (630)

Buttermere village

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Sca Fell (left) and Scafell Pike (centre) from Crinkle Crags (Long Top)

Photo: James Brennan (7)

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)

Bleaberry Tarn (bottom left), Mellbreak and Crummock Water  from High Stile

Bleaberry Tarn (bottom left), Mellbreak and Crummock Water from High Stile

Photo: Andrew Ward (1)

High Crag (Buttermere) Summit

High Crag (Buttermere) Summit

Photo: Rob Pullan (18)

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

My wife Pamela on the top of Green Gable with Great Gable behind

Photo: Andrew Ward (2)

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Photo: Chris Haselden (41)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Iron Crag, Whoap, Crag Fell and Grike tower over Ennerdale Water from the summit of Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Tony Higgs (36)

Buttermere

Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (1)

Seat and Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond from High Stile

Seat and Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond from High Stile

Photo: Alan Gent (3)

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Photo: William Ingram (3)

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (13)

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)

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)

On the West Highland Way in Glen Nevis near the bottom of Ben Nevis

On the West Highland Way in Glen Nevis near the bottom of Ben Nevis

Photo: John Dick (1)

Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice

Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice

Photo: Andy Malcolm (13)


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