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The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere
Introduction to Walk 1153

Photo from the walk - The High Stile Ridge from Gatescarth, Buttermere

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Western Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km

Ascent - 2650 feet / 803 metres

Time - 7 hours 40 minutes

Grade - hard

This Lake District walk includes High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike. Starting from Gatescarth near Buttermere this superb Lakeland ridge walk is better known as the High Stile Ridge. The route also includes Scale Force waterfall and a section of lakeside walking alongside Buttermere. Wainwrights included in this walk are - High Crag, High Stile, Red Pike (Buttermere). A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.

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Walk 1289
Fleetwith Pike & Haystacks from Gatescarth
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km

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Buttermere Horseshoe
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Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
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Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
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Knott Rigg and Ard Crags from Newlands Hause
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Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km
Walk 1142
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A circuit of Buttermere from Buttermere village
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Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2609
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Crag Hill & Grasmoor from Buttermere
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 2735
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Fleetwith Pike and Buttermere Circular
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km
Walk 1065
2.1 miles / 3.4 km away
Haystacks from Honister Pass
Grade - moderate
Length - 5.5 miles / 8.9 km
Walk 1112
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Great Gable from Honister Pass
Grade - hard
Length - 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
Walk 2539
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Rannerdale Knotts & Grasmoor
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.0 miles / 13 km
Walk 1114
3.1 miles / 5.0 km away
Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via Corridor Route
Grade - hard
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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