A circular walk over the High Stile range.


Date: 10th June 2009
Start Location: Buttermere
Time Started: 09:05
Duration: 5 Hours 15 Minutes
Distance: 11.7km - 7.27 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 980m (3214ft)
Highest Point: High Stile (807m/2647ft)
Parking: National Trust Car Park
Weather: Mostly Cloudy - Sunny towards the end
Difficulty: Difficult
Buttermere - Burtness Woods - Bleaberry TarnRed Pike (54) (755m/2477ft) - High Stile (55) (807m/2648ft) - High Crag (56) (744m/2441ft) - Scarth Gap Pass - Burtness Wood - Buttermere
Heading down to the shores of Buttermere.
A stunning view of Buttermere, still as glass. Its rare when its this still.
Looking down to Crummock Water from the ascent to Bleaberry Tarn.
Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike.
Crummock Water and Grasmoor.
Buttermere and Robinson.
Grasmoor from higher up. We are only about 10 minutes from Bleaberry Tarn here.
Last view down before the steep ascent to Red Pike.
Bleaberry Tarn, with Chapel Crags to the left.
Bleaberry Tarn.
A long distance view over Crummock Water.
The view to Mellbreak from Red Pike.
Pillar and the Scafells.
Rain clouds coming in! Time for the waterproof to go on.
A much clearer view to Pillar and the Scafells.
People ascending Red Pike.
Wouldn't like to fall down there!
The view from High Stile.
Burtness Comb.
The gorgous Ennerdale Valley.
Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks.
Decending down to Seat. Great Gable at the head of Ennerdale.
Fleetwith Pike.
The sun has decided to come out as we near the end of the walk... nevermind, hopefully we will get a bit of sunny weather soon.
Grasmoor and Buttermere in the sun.
Near the waters edge of Buttermere.
Looking up Comb Beck.
And would you look at that! The lake is like glass once more! Simply stunning.