High Stile

Height: 806 metres / 2644 feet Grid reference: NY 16748 14783 Category: The Western Fells

High Stile gives its name to the group of fells to the west of Buttermere (The High Stile group). There is a separate subsidiary summit, Grey Crag – which oddly enough is 1 […]

Ennerdale Circuit

It’s a good while since I have done a full day walk and today seemed like a good opportunity to do a circuit of lovely Ennerdale. The weather was superb, a bit fresher than of late and the air was clearer for it. It was a great day out amongst my favourite fells and it was relatively quiet up there too, although it was good to chat to StridingEdge fans on Scoat Fell and then on Steeple.

High Stile

It is ages since I have been to Buttermere so I got up at the crack of dawn to get an early start to a predicted nice day. However, that failed to materialise although it did look as though it could brighten up but once I was up on the ridge it worsened and it ended up raining heavily.

High Stile

It was very still this morning and all the Lakes looked immaculate as I passed through on my way to Buttermere. Buttermere itself was absolutely stunning with the most perfect reflections imaginable so I couldn’t resist to stop and take a few photos. The weather for the walk was reasonably clear for most of it with the clouds coming in at the end making it feel a lot colder. It was great to see many families out on Haystacks, I have never seen it so busy as today.

High Stile

It was an absolutely beautiful day today, perfect walking weather. The sun was shining, the skies were blue and there was just enough breeze on the tops to keep cool. This is a lovely round of Buttermere and even better on a day like today due to the great, summery views. If I’d had enough time, it would have been nice to have a little snooze by Innominate Tarn in the warm sunshine…but never mind, perhaps next time.

Ennerdale Circuit

Today’s walk is a long, high level circuit of the beautiful Ennerdale Valley with virtually the whole route being completed at an elevation in excess of 500m. I have had this one on my list of ‘to do’ walks for a while so it was satisfying to complete the walk on a mainly clear day. The photo’s here actually belie the conditions somewhat as the clouds came in when I was crossing from Haystacks to Pillar and there was an icy blizzard. The snow showers continued to come and go throughout the rest of the walk and conditions remained very cold.

Haystacks

Gatesgarth – Fleetwith Pike (60) – Haystacks (61) – High Crag (62) – High Stile (63) – Red Pike (Buttermere) (64) – Gatesgarth