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Lake District Fells
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Pillar is located in the western fells of the Lake District, between the valleys of Ennerdale to the north and Wasdale to the south. The area around Pillar provides a good range of camping and caravan sites as well as a great selection of attractions and things to do. Check out the key information on the right and then explore the Pillar camping and caravanning sites listed below.
Campsites and caravan parks in the Pillar area include:
Barn Door Campsite, Wasdale head, Wastwater, Cumbria. 019467 26384.
Church Stile Farm Holiday Park, Nether Wasdale, Wastwater, Cumbria. 01946 726252.
The Old Post Office, Santon bridge, Holmrook, Cumbria. 019467 26286.
Walls Caravan & Camping Park, Ravenglass, Nether Wasdale, Cumbria. 01229 717250.
Wasdale Head National Trust Campsite, Wasdale head, Wastwater, Cumbria. 019467 26220.
Fishground Farm Campsite, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria. 019467 23349. .
Hollins Farm, Boot, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria. 019467 23253.
Saltcoats Caravan Site, Holmrook,Cumbria. 01229 717241.
Seven Acres Caravan Park, Gosforth, Holmbrook, Whitehaven, Cumbria 019467 25480.
Pillar is usually climbed from Wasdale Head, by far the nearest road access. The simplest route involves taking the Black Sail Pass, the main foot pass between Wasdale and Ennerdale, to its highest point (around 545 metres), then ascending the mountain's relatively gentle east ridge. Greater interest may be obtained by branching off the ridge (at c. 640 m) onto the "High Level Route", a narrow path which traverses around Pillar's northern crags before approaching the summit from the north, affording good views of Pillar Rock. For details on other ascents please see Pillar on Wikipedia
Grid Ref: NY 171 121
Maps: Explorer maps OL4, OS Landranger 89
Range: Western Fells
Stats: 2,927 ft, 892 m
View on Map: Pillar on a map
More info: Pillar Info
Nearest Bus Stop: Coniston
Nearest Train: Windermere
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