Sat 17 Jan 2009

Route: Gatesgarth - Peggy's Bridge - Scarth Gap - Haystacks - Innominate Tarn - perched boulder - Blackbeck Tarn - Dubs Quarry - Warnscale Bottom - Gatesgarth

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 1,700ft

Time: 3 hours

With: On own


Overcast, windy at times. The odd sunny moment but the summits of Great Gable, Kirk Fell and Pillar remained in cloud

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High Crag and High Stile with their tops in cloud from Gatesgarth

Peggy's Bridge. The Scarth Gap path goes round the right hand side and then back left above the woodland

Haystacks from Peggy's Bridge over Warnscale Beck

Warnscale Bottom with Fleetwith Pike on the left

Looking back down the Scarth Gap path

Haystacks summit

Haystacks summit tarn, Seat and Gamlin End (High Crag)

Innominate Tarn with Grey Knotts and Brandreth beyond from Haystacks

Buttermere and Crummock Water from Haystacks

Innominate Tarn looking back to Haystacks - Happy Birthday AW

Innominate Tarn

Innominate Tarn

Perched boulder (See Wainwright Haystacks 10)

Blackbeck Tarn

Buttermere with Crummock Water beyond

The stepping stones across Warnscale Beck were underwater making the crossing more interesting

Haystacks from the Dubs Quarry track

Warnscale Bottom and Buttermere from the Dubs Quarry track

The Dubs Quarry track down into the valley

Warnscale Bottom

Previous Walk: Knipescar Common (Sun 4 Jan 2009)

Next Walk: Castlerigg Stone Circle and High Rigg (Sun 18 Jan 2009)

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