Saturday, 5th May 2012

Walk: Burtness Wood, High Stile, Red Pike, Scale Force
Start Point: Car Park by Fish Inn, Buttermere Grid Reference: NY 173 169
Distance: 7.6 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 6.45 hours    
Weather: Dry and sunny
Comments: Missed the stile out of Burtness Wood, possibly due to changes in the woodland and woodland paths. Path to right of Burtness Comb to the north east ridge of High Stile is better defined than as described in older guide books. Path down to Scale Force has been improved in parts but is still awkward in places.

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The leaving of Buttermere


We followed the lakeside path too far . . .


and missed the stile out of the woods


There were so many good views of Fleetwith Pike


Climbing towards the northeast ridge of High Stile


High over Buttermere


Looking across to High Crag from High Stile


On top of High Stile


John surveying a route off Red Pike


45 years since his first ascent of Red Pike


Descent to Scale Force


Scale Force


Tea break below Scale Force


We'd been looking forward to this

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