Hay Stacks /High Stile Ridge

  • Haystacks 16 - © Flickr user Darrel Birkett
  • Hay Stacks and High Crag - © Flickr user Andrew and Annemarie
  • © Flickr user Andrew and Annemarie
  • © Flickr user Andrew Wilkinson
  • Hay Stacks - © Flickr user Andrewgint
  • Hay Stacks View - © Flickr user Chris Moody
  • Haystacks 3 - © Flickr user Darrel Birkett
  • Haystacks 5 - © Flickr user Darrel Birkett
  • Haystacks  - © flickr user Elleneka
  • Haystacks - © Flickr user Firegrind

Key information: Hay Stacks /High Stile Ridge

    • Alfred Wainwright's favourite mountain, Hay Stacks, is a superb, rough excrescence, between beautiful Buttermere and magnificent upper Ennerdale.
    • The ridge walk waking in the higher High Stile has to be one of the best in Britain, with its huge and outstandingly lovely views and great variety of terrain.
    • While you're at it, why not swing round and take in Fleetwith Pike at the heads of Buttermere (if coming from that valley), or Great Gable to the south-east, if coming from Ennerdale.
    • There are no less than 25 inspiring Cicerone guide books on the Lake District (their speciality)! Have a look at their website. Find relevant books by using Amazon search function:
    • See our Lake District page for further photos and general and practical information.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating90
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest8
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating90

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 507m (High Stile)
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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© Flickr user Andrew Wilkinson

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Haystacks 3 - © Flickr user Darrel Birkett...
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