Saturday, 1 July 2000

Steeple

Steeple overlooking Ennerdale
Height: 819m (2687ft)
Prominence: 24m (79ft)
Region: Western Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 2
Related trip reports:
Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Haycock & Caw Fell - 25/03/2017
A Tour of Ennerdale - 19/04/2015
Steeple's excellent summit
What Wainwright said:

"The unknown man who first named this fell was blessed with both inspiration and imagination. Few mountains given descriptive manes have fared better. Steeple is a magnificent choice. Seen on a map, it commands the eye and quickens the pulse; seen in reality, it does the same"

Steeple is really part of Scoat Fell, being just the rocky northern projection of that fell, however, because of its prominent peak and steep crags it has earned the reputation of being a separate fell.

The top of the fell is a sharp peak with hardly room for a cairn, in fact, there is only room for a few people and often there is a queue to stand at the highest point.

There is an excellent view of Ennerdale Water and an opportunity to examine the nearby cliffs and hollows of Mirk and Mirklin Coves.