Walk c397 The Buttermere Fells from Buttermere

Very long high level route with superb views


Route outline for walk c397:

- Buttermere  -   Scale Force  -   Scale Beck  -   Blea Crag  -   Great Borne  -   Starling Dodd  -   Little Dodd (Buttermere)  -   Ling Comb  -   Lingcomb Edge  -   Red Pike (Buttermere)  -   High Stile  -   High Crag (Buttermere)  -   Gamlin End  -   Seat (Buttermere)  -   Scarth Gap  -   Hay Stacks (Haystacks)  -   Innominate Tarn  -   Blackbeck Tarn  -   Black Beck  -   Green Crag (Buttermere)  -   Warnscale Beck  -   Dubs Quarry  -   Fleetwith Pike  -   Fleetwith Edge  -   Gatesgarth  -   Buttermere.




Peak Bagging Statistics for this walk:

hewitt
6
English
Mountains
Wainwright
7
Wainwrights
 English Nuttalls
6
English
Nuttalls
Dewey
3
English
Deweys
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 Fleetwith Pike, 648m (2126ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (147th Eng, 254th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 116) and an English Nuttall (197th Eng, 339th Eng & Wal); Starling Dodd 633m (2078ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (157th Eng, 270th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 122) and an English Nuttall (214th Eng, 368th Eng & Wal); Great Borne 616m (2021ft) - an English Mountain (Hewitt) (171st Eng, 299th in England & Wales), a Wainwright (No. 127) and an English Nuttall (243rd Eng, 421st Eng & Wal); Hay Stacks (Haystacks) 597m (1959ft) - a Wainwright (No. 131), and an English Dewey (13th in Eng, 29th Eng & Wal); Seat (Buttermere) 561m (1841ft) - an English Dewey (52nd in Eng, 120th Eng & Wal) and Green Crag (Buttermere) 528m (1732ft) - an English Dewey (117th in Eng, 272nd 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 c397 The Buttermere Fells from Buttermere

In no particular order . . .

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)

Mellbreak (left) Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor (right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Mellbreak (left) Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor (right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (19)

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)

Low Ling Crag and Crummock Water from Blea Crag

Low Ling Crag and Crummock Water from Blea Crag

Photo: David Hayter (18)

Helvellyn from Wythburn

Helvellyn from Wythburn

Photo: Paul Holroyd (6)

Little Scoat Fell from the summit of Steeple

Little Scoat Fell from the summit of Steeple

Photo: Christine Shepherd (539)

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)

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Surprise View nr Ashness Bridge

Cat Bells (Catbells) and Derwent Water from Surprise View nr Ashness Bridge

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (4)

A cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

A cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (629)

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts summit

Crummock Water from Rannerdale Knotts summit

Photo: David Hayter (138)

Views nr Neuadd Reservoir

Views nr Neuadd Reservoir

Photo: Rob Hadley (3)

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Coniston Water from The Old Man of Coniston summit

Photo: Darryl Larvin (5)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Ennerdale Water and St Bees from Red Pike (Buttermere)

Photo: Paul Holroyd (5)

Summit cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Summit cairn on Seat (Buttermere)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (630)

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)

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

The Runaway Ramblers on Helvellyn

Photo: David Morecroft (12)

Me and my best friend Sam on Nethermost Pike

Me and my best friend Sam on Nethermost Pike

Photo: Liz Stanley (4)

Wetherlam with the Langdale Pikes beyond from Iron Keld near Tarn Hows

Wetherlam with the Langdale Pikes beyond from Iron Keld near Tarn Hows

Photo: Andy Malcolm (35)

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)

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Martin Wardroper (2)

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)

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Plaque dedicated to Alfred Wainwright in Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (11)

The High Stile Ridge and Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike

The High Stile Ridge and Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (32)

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (13)

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

High Stile and Gatesgarthdale Beck from Honister Pass

Photo: Arthur Norton (7)

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (3)

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Barklamb (11)

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike refelected in Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (8)

Blackbeck Tarn with Great Gable towering beyond from Hay Stacks

Blackbeck Tarn with Great Gable towering beyond from Hay Stacks

Photo: Mike Knipe (159)

Fleetwith pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith pike from Buttermere

Photo: Alan Gent (1)

Green Crag (Buttermere) summit cairn with Kirk Fell beyond

Green Crag (Buttermere) summit cairn with Kirk Fell beyond

Photo: Christine Shepherd (632)

Blackbeck Tarn on Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond

Blackbeck Tarn on Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond

Photo: David Hayter (26)

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)

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)

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)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag and Crummock Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag and Crummock Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (6)

Scarth Gap from Gamlin End

Scarth Gap from Gamlin End

Photo: Rob Pullan (11)

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)

Fleetwith Pike from Seat

Fleetwith Pike from Seat

Photo: Rob Pullan (15)

Our new addition Neela ( 1st time in the Lakes) on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Green Gable (left), Windy Gap, Great Gable and Kirk Fell (right) very clear in the background

Our new addition Neela ( 1st time in the Lakes) on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Green Gable (left), Windy Gap, Great Gable and Kirk Fell (right) very clear in the background

Photo: Paul Baldry (3)

High Stile (left), Buttermere, Grasmoor and Fleetwith Pike (right) from near the top of Warnscale Beck

High Stile (left), Buttermere, Grasmoor and Fleetwith Pike (right) from near the top of Warnscale Beck

Photo: Christine Shepherd (36)

Grasmoor, Robinson and Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Grasmoor, Robinson and Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: James Manley (1)

Katherine Arzul and her dog Millie at John O'Groats

Katherine Arzul and her dog Millie at John O'Groats

Photo: Jack Adams (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)

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale

Photo: Tony Higgs (5)

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from the Southern shore of Buttermere

Photo: Chris Haselden (41)

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)

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Photo: Liz Stanley (3)

Crummock Water and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Crummock Water and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Ian Muddimer (1)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (71)

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)

The Howitzer on the summit of Helm Crag

The Howitzer on the summit of Helm Crag

Photo: Martin Wardroper (3)

Buttermere Village

Buttermere Village

Photo: Linda Baker (3)

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

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

Photo: Christine Shepherd (631)

Debra and Tony on the summit of Fleetwith Pike with Buttermere and Crummock Water in the background

Debra and Tony on the summit of Fleetwith Pike with Buttermere and Crummock Water in the background

Photo: Tony Roberts (1)

Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Buttermere in the foreground from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water and Grasmoor with Buttermere in the foreground from Hay Stacks

Photo: Tony Higgs (4)

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Scar Crags (left), Sail and Crag Hill (Eel Crag) from the summit cairn on Outerside

Photo: Christine Shepherd (535)

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike reflected in Buttermere

Photo: Paul Johnson (21)

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)

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Mellbreak from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (144)

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: Andy Malcolm (34)

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)

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)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Scarth Gap

Photo: Darryl Larvin (3)

Hay Stacks from Gatesgarth, SE of Buttermere

Hay Stacks from Gatesgarth, SE of Buttermere

Photo: David Mathies (2)

Crags on Lingmell just west of the summit

Crags on Lingmell just west of the summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (27)

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Michael Lee (3)

On Hay Stacks (Haystacks) during Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

On Hay Stacks (Haystacks) during Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

Photo: Peter Doherty (1)

High Crag (Buttermere) Summit

High Crag (Buttermere) Summit

Photo: Rob Pullan (18)

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

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

Photo: Rob Pullan (22)

Mellbreak and Crummock Water from Buttermere

Mellbreak and Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: Linda Baker (4)

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)

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

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

Photo: Alan Gent (4)

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)

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)

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)

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)

*Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike

*Baystones (Wansfell) in the foreground with Red Screes (left), Stony Cove Pike (Caudale Moor), Thornthwaite Crag and the Froswick, Ill Bell, Yoke ridge silhouetted on the skyline from Wansfell Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (72)

Buttermere from High Stile

Buttermere from High Stile

Photo: Andy Malcolm (10)

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks with Great Gable beyond

Photo: Ian Mansell (23)

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Buttermere with Fleetwith Pike beyond

Photo: James Brennan (8)

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Hay Stacks and Buttermere

Photo: Martyn Hibbert (9)

Anniversary Waltz Fell Race leader on Robinson summit

Anniversary Waltz Fell Race leader on Robinson summit

Photo: David Hayter (146)

Devoke Water from Green Crag

Devoke Water from Green Crag

Photo: Christine Shepherd (24)

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)

Fleetwith Pike from Scarth Gap

Fleetwith Pike from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (12)

The Trig point on the summit of High Raise (Langdale)

The Trig point on the summit of High Raise (Langdale)

Photo: Christine Shepherd (497)

The Grasmoor Fells from near Bleaberry Tarn

The Grasmoor Fells from near Bleaberry Tarn

Photo: Clare Howard (16)

Great Gable, Scafell Pike (centre) and Kirk Fell from Fleetwith Pike

Great Gable, Scafell Pike (centre) and Kirk Fell from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Mike Knipe (158)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Gatesgarth

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Gatesgarth

Photo: Simon Barnett (40)

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Crummock Water from Buttermere

Photo: David Hayter (136)

The summit cairn on Fleetwith Pike

The summit cairn on Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Christine Shepherd (538)

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)

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)

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: David Mathies (3)

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)

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks with Great Gable,  Kirk Fell and Scafell Pike in the distance

Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks with Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Scafell Pike in the distance

Photo: Ian Mansell (22)

Looking up to Green Crag from near the top of Birker Force, Eskdale

Looking up to Green Crag from near the top of Birker Force, Eskdale

Photo: Christine Shepherd (25)

David Morecroft and friends from the Jubilee Walkers on Curbar Edge above Baslow

David Morecroft and friends from the Jubilee Walkers on Curbar Edge above Baslow

Photo: David Morecroft (16)

Innominate Tarn (Hay Stacks) with a snow-capped Pillar beyond

Innominate Tarn (Hay Stacks) with a snow-capped Pillar beyond

Photo: Andy Malcolm (33)

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: David Hayter (24)

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

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

Photo: Dave Phillips (12)

Russ on the top of Crib Goch

Russ on the top of Crib Goch

Photo: Clare Howard (18)

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

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

Photo: Clare Howard (10)

Snow on Scafell Pike from a frozen Innominate Tarn

Snow on Scafell Pike from a frozen Innominate Tarn

Photo: Peter Dryden (16)

High Crag (left), Crummock Water (left distance) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

High Crag (left), Crummock Water (left distance) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Photo: Ian Mansell (20)

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)

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Queens club ramblers atop of Red Pike (Buttermere) 2011

Photo: John Dick (2)

Buttermere from Warnscale Beck on the way to Hay Stacks

Buttermere from Warnscale Beck on the way to Hay Stacks

Photo: Gerald Irwin (1)

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)

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

Looking north to Baystones with Thornthwaite Crag (left) and Ill Bell (centre) beyond from Wansfell Pike as the sun catches a passing shower

Photo: Andy Malcolm (74)

The flank of Hay Stacks (Haystacks), High Crag and High Stile (left), Mellbreak, Buttermere and Crummock Water (centre) with Grasmoor and High Snockrigg (right) from Fleetwith Pike

The flank of Hay Stacks (Haystacks), High Crag and High Stile (left), Mellbreak, Buttermere and Crummock Water (centre) with Grasmoor and High Snockrigg (right) from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Bernie Pottrell (1)

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Photo: Ian Mansell (17)

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike from Buttermere

Photo: Rob Pullan (17)

Scale Force and Gale Fell

Scale Force and Gale Fell

Photo: David Hayter (19)

Derwent Water from near Lady's Rake, Walla Crag

Derwent Water from near Lady's Rake, Walla Crag

Photo: Rob Hadley (5)

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Innominate Tarn on Hay Stacks

Photo: David Hayter (25)

Looking down to Buttermere from near the head of Warnscale Beck

Looking down to Buttermere from near the head of Warnscale Beck

Photo: Rob Barklamb (45)

Fleetwith Pike from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Fleetwith Pike from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Darryl Larvin (4)

*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)

Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice

Rydal Water with Langdale Pikes beyond from High Sweden Coppice

Photo: Andy Malcolm (13)

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Great Borne summit Trig Point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (534)

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (16)

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Snow on Scafell Pike (left), Sca Fell (right top) and Lingmell (right centre) from Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

Photo: Peter Dryden (21)

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)

Harrison Stickle from Stickle Tarn (The Langdale Pikes)

Harrison Stickle from Stickle Tarn (The Langdale Pikes)

Photo: Simon Barnett (41)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Red Pike (Buttermere) from Dodd (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Pullan (21)

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable (top right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Innominate Tarn with Great Gable (top right) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Simon Barnett (38)

Dodd and Robinson from Lingcomb Edge

Dodd and Robinson from Lingcomb Edge

Photo: David Hayter (21)

Buttermere and Whitless Pike from Ling Comb

Buttermere and Whitless Pike from Ling Comb

Photo: Clare Howard (17)

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Crummock Water, Rannerdale Knotts and Robinson beyond from Black Beck

Photo: Andy Malcolm (73)

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)

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Photo: Ian Mansell (19)

Great Borne summit trig point

Great Borne summit trig point

Photo: Christine Shepherd (26)

Harter Fell (left) and Mardale Ill Bell (in cloud) seen from above Haweswater Reservoir near Rowantreethwaite Beck

Harter Fell (left) and Mardale Ill Bell (in cloud) seen from above Haweswater Reservoir near Rowantreethwaite Beck

Photo: Rob Barklamb (46)

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Photo: William Ingram (3)

Buttermere from Honister Crag, Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere from Honister Crag, Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Arthur Norton (6)

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn on the Hay Stacks (Haystacks) ridge

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn on the Hay Stacks (Haystacks) ridge

Photo: Simon Barnett (39)

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)

Great Gable and Pillar from Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Great Gable and Pillar from Innominate Tarn, Hay Stacks

Photo: Gerald Irwin (2)

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Me and Russ at the top of Scale Force

Photo: Clare Howard (14)

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)

Ennerdale from High Stile

Ennerdale from High Stile

Photo: David Hayter (23)

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)

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water (far left) and Buttermere with Grasmoor beyond from Hay Stacks

Photo: Ian Mansell (21)

Red Pike from High Stile

Red Pike from High Stile

Photo: David Hayter (22)

Hesk Fell (Ulpha Fell) summit

Hesk Fell (Ulpha Fell) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (634)

Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike

Buttermere from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Arthur Norton (5)

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)

Horsemoor Hills and Bassenthwaite Water from Brockle Crags

Horsemoor Hills and Bassenthwaite Water from Brockle Crags

Photo: David Hayter (28)

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg, Grasmoor and the shoulder of Robinson (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

High Stile (left) Buttermere, Mellbreak, Rannerdale Knotts, High Snockrigg, Grasmoor and the shoulder of Robinson (right) from the summit of Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Michael Lee (2)

The Runaway Ramblers on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

The Runaway Ramblers on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: David Morecroft (11)

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Green Crag (Buttermere) summit

Photo: Christine Shepherd (633)

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)

Buttermere village

Buttermere village

Photo: David Hayter (145)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (Buttermere) from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (18)

Snow on Scafell Pike and the Scafell Massif from a very frozen Innominate Tarn

Snow on Scafell Pike and the Scafell Massif from a very frozen Innominate Tarn

Photo: Peter Dryden (17)

On Hay Stacks with High Crag (left), Crumock Water and Grasmoor (right) in the distance

On Hay Stacks with High Crag (left), Crumock Water and Grasmoor (right) in the distance

Photo: John Hayhurst (1)

*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)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End, High Crag (Buttermere), Mellbreak, Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End, High Crag (Buttermere), Mellbreak, Crummock Water, Buttermere Village, Rannerdale Knotts and the shoulder of Grasmoor from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Peter Dryden (20)

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)

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)

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Hay Stacks from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (13)

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

The view down Comb Beck as it flows towards Buttermere

Photo: Rob Hadley (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)

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)

On the summit of High Stile

On the summit of High Stile

Photo: Christine Shepherd (467)

Ashness Bridge with Skiddaw in the background

Ashness Bridge with Skiddaw in the background

Photo: William Ingram (2)

All on Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) in The Langdale Valley

All on Pike of Blisco (Pike o' Blisco) in The Langdale Valley

Photo: Paul Baldry (4)

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Road Sign near Buttermere Village

Photo: David Hayter (137)

Pillar (left) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Pillar (left) and Ennerdale Water from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (5)

Crummock Water and Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Crummock Water and Buttermere from Hay Stacks

Photo: Chris Haselden (40)

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)

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Lake from Buttermere

Photo: Richard Duff (4)

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)

Sharp Edge edge in all its infamous glory

Sharp Edge edge in all its infamous glory

Photo: Michael Lee (8)

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Seat, Gamlin End and High Crag from Scarth Gap

Photo: Rob Pullan (14)

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Dubs Quarry on Fleetwith Pike

Hay Stacks (Haystacks) from Dubs Quarry on Fleetwith Pike

Photo: James Manley (2)

Crummock Water and Whiteside from Scale Beck

Crummock Water and Whiteside from Scale Beck

Photo: David Hayter (20)

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Buttermere from near Blackbeck Tarn - a path travelled

Photo: Sue Kirkbride (1)

On the shore of Innominate Tarn near Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

On the shore of Innominate Tarn near Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Jane James (1)

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

The Final Push onto The Old Man of Coniston

Photo: Rob Pullan (23)

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)

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

The interior of Buttermere Church, Buttermere

Photo: Dave Phillips (10)

Hay Stacks summit

Hay Stacks summit

Photo: Ian Mansell (18)

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Fleetwith Pike across Buttermere

Photo: Clare Howard (7)

Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Ennerdale from Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Darryl Larvin (2)

My husband Paul and I on top of Fleetwith Pike

My husband Paul and I on top of Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Rachel Barber (1)

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

High Snockrigg and Robinson across Buttermere

Photo: Andy Malcolm (160)

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 Lakeside path

Buttermere Lakeside path

Photo: David Hayter (143)

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)

Matt and Bex on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Gamlin End,High Crag and Crummock Water in the background

Matt and Bex on Hay Stacks (Haystacks) with Gamlin End,High Crag and Crummock Water in the background

Photo: David Haverty (1)

The Wast Water Screes

The Wast Water Screes

Photo: Richard Duff (3)

Place Fell from a very snowy Threshthwaite Mouth

Place Fell from a very snowy Threshthwaite Mouth

Photo: Chris Haselden (42)

High Crag (left), Crummock Water and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

High Crag (left), Crummock Water and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (7)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Pillar from High Crag (Buttermere)

Photo: Rob Barklamb (10)

Pillar (left), Ennerdale Water, Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (centre), Crummock Water and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Pillar (left), Ennerdale Water, Seat (Buttermere), Gamlin End and High Crag (centre), Crummock Water and Grasmoor (right) from the summit of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: Michael Lee (4)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury Lancs on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Runaway Ramblers from Bury Lancs on top of Hay Stacks (Haystacks)

Photo: David Morecroft (17)

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)

*360° Panorama from Fleetwith Pike

*360° Panorama from Fleetwith Pike

Photo: Andy Malcolm (31)


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