Saturday, 1 July 2000

High Stile

High Stile
Height: 807m (2,648ft)
Prominence: 362m (1,188ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Marilyn
Summit feature: Small cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip report:
The Buttermere Horseshoe - 08/04/2017
A Tour of Ennerdale - 19/04/2015
The Buttermere Ridge - 20/04/2014
The summit looking towards Red Pike
What Wainwright said:

"The Buttermere valley is robbed of winter sunshine by a rugged mountain wall exceeding two thousand feet in height and of unusual steepness, its serrated skyline seeming almost to threaten the green fields and homesteads far below. No mountain range in Lakeland is more dramatically impressive than this".

High Stile stands proud overlooking both Buttermere and Ennerdale as the high point on the ridge that separates the two valleys.

The summit is marked by a cairn and is actually located on a spur to the north of the main ridge. The summit as written by Wainwright stands 1m lower on the main ridge as the mapping at the time hadn't marked which one was highest.