This walk climbs to the summit of High Stile in the Lake District. The walk follows the High Stile Ridge taking in the Buttermere fells of Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag. It's a challenging walk with a steep ascent and descent, but you are rewarded with fabulous views over the surrounding lakes and the North Western Fells.
The walk starts in Buttermere, passing the lake before climbing Red Pike via the pretty Bleaberry Tarn. From the summit of Red Pike there are wonderful views over a number of lakes including Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ennerdale Water and Loweswater. The route then climbs to the summit of High Stile, passing Chapel Crags. The summit is 807 metres (2,648 ft) high and has two main cairns side by side. The walk then continues to the 744 m (2,441 ft) High Crag. From here there are views of Great Gable and the Scafells with Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range in the distance. From High Crag you descend to Scarth Gap and then to the shores of Buttermere via Buttermere Fell. The final waterside section takes you along Buttermere Lake to the finish point at Buttermere Village.