Gatesgarthdale Round

Wed 16 Apr 2008

Route: Gatesgarth - Hassness - Robinson - Littledale Edge - Hindscarth - Hindscarth Edge - Dale Head - Honister Pass - Black Star - Fleetwith Pike - Fleetwith Edge - Gatesgarth

Distance: 8.75 miles

Ascent: 3,950ft

Time: 5 hours

With: On Own


Scattered cloud, blue sky and sunshine to start but cloud building during the walk

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Looking across Buttermere to High Crag and High Stile

Haystacks and the Buttermere Pines

Weir, Hassnesshow Beck

Goat Gills

High Crag, Burtness Comb and High Stile

This ladder stile did not exist in Wainwright's day

Looking back down on Buttermere

Looking back down on Buttermere and Hassness (white building)

Looking back down on Hassness from the top of the steep part of the ascent of Robinson

High Snockrigg with Grasmoor, Wandope and Eel Crag seen over Buttermere Moss

Red Pike, Buttermere and Goat Crag

Zooming in on Red Pike and Dodd

The steep bit over but Robinson's summit is still some way off

Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks with Great Gable and Kirk Fell behind

The High Stile ridge with Pillar behind on the left

Almost at Robinson's summit

Robinson's summit

Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and Loweswater from Robinson's summit

Hindscarth and Dale Head on the right from Robinson

Pillar and Pillar Rock

Looking down Little Dale to Causey Pike and the Skiddaw fells

Pillar and the High Stile ridge from the ascent of Hindscarth

The Grasmoor fells from Hindscarth's summit

Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike behind Green Gable, and Great Gable from Hindscarth's summit

Dale Head from Hindscarth Edge

Gatesgarthdale Beck below, the bottom of Fleetwith Edge, Pillar, the High Stile Ridge and Buttermere from the ascent of Dale Head

Newlands Valley from Dale Head

Dale Head summit

Hindscarth from Dale Head's summit

Looking south to Bowfell, Esk Pike, the Scafells and Great Gable from the Dale Head to Honister Pass path

The slate mine at Honister Pass

Honister Crag

A quarry truck heads down to the mine buildings

Honister Hause

Hindscarth and Dale Head from Black Star's summit

Fleetwith Pike from Black Star

Robinson with Hindscarth on the right

The Butteremere valley from Fleetwith Pike's summit

The High Stile ridge and Buttermere from Fleetwith Edge

Buttermere from Fleetwith Edge

Buttermere from Fleetwith Edge

Fanny Mercer Memorial at the bottom of Fleetwith Edge

Previous Walk: Grike, Crag Fell and Lank Rigg (Sun 13 Apr 2008)

Next Walk: Black Sail Hut and Green Gable (Sat 19 Apr 2008)

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