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.
High Stile Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
High Stile Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
High Stile OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
High Stile Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
High Stile Pubs/Cafes
The Fish Inn in Butteremere village is a lovely place to go for some post walk refreshment. The inn has an interesting history being one of the oldest inns in the Lake District. They do good food and there's a comfy lounge with sofas and a fireplace to relax in indoors. There's also seating outside with fabulous views of the surrounding fells. You can easily find it in the village at postcode CA13 9XA.
The Bridge Inn is also located right in the village. There's another fine garden area with one of the best views in England here.