Area:Lake District - Western Fells
Classification:Wainwright, Birkett, and Nuttall
(also Fellranger, Synge, and sub Sim)
Height:819m (with a drop of 24m)
Maps:OL4(S) Explorer or 89 Landranger
Grid Ref:NY157116         Hills nearby: 5km 10km 20km
Summit:rock 2m NE of cairn - photo
Daylight:dawn 04:09, sunrise 04:59, sunset 21:38, dusk 22:29
External links:Wikipedia

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Looking back to Steeple from the ridge to Scoat Fell
Looking back to Steeple from the ridge to Scoat Fell

Steeple lives up to it's name: there is hardly any room to stand on it's summit let alone room for a cairn. It is connected to it's slightly higher neighbour Scoat Fell by a rough and narrow ridge but due to the drop between them is considered a fell in it's own right.

It is usually climbed from Ennerdale along with some of it's neighbours: Scoat Fell, Pillar, Haycock.

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Other walkers registered on our site who have already walked up this hill include: @woody, adgl, AGJ64, ahampson (twice), ajpicky1995, andrew_poyner, Andrewc1980, Andy Duff, Ashleighatkinson, awall, Bazwell,, beth, Biggeoff, Bilberry, CarlandHay, CARLOS (twice), cat wakelin (twice), CEW, chloealina, chrisfry35 (x6), Cowles, DANE2766, Danrobinson, darrendixon, Darrenh, Daver64, davew, DavidMBurnett, Daz Graham, DrewBrown (twice), dsutton101, DukeNukem, DuncanG22, Felltopper, fizzerfox, gallowshill (twice), gbh, Geaorgina Brough (twice), Ginty (x3), Harter hod carrier (x7), HighOrbiter, HollySalaman, Homesick Scorrie, iggsypoo, inkblatt, JackKendall, Jandy, Jasimo16, JazMeg26, Jesspeace, JJH94 (twice), JMCM, (twice), kenzie, King of the Tops (twice), Lambo330, Lancashire Lad, leedrich, lludwinski, Luizawoods, Luly, luverlyjuberly, mariablky, MarjWatson, markhallam, Mc49, McLeish, Michaelholbrow,, Mikew92, munrobracket, navdave, Oli R C, pah800, PDB1963, Petemoss (x17), Peterfishwick, racheljanemchugh, Riven, RuslandRambler, SheepFarmer,, springfishblue, Stephenmshanks, Steve18566, steve71, StevetheRover, Strangerclur, StuartL, Susanna, Sylwia J Kociemba, TonyRogerson, Toy poodle, vinmac,, wolfgangb, and yorkmunrobagger.

In our forum you can read the following walk reports which include this hill:

Photo by Elizabeth Oldham and is our copyright. For more information about this photo, including on copyright, see the photo's home page.

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