Thu 17 Jan 2008

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

Distance: 5.25 miles

Ascent: 1,650ft

Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

With: On Own


Heavy rain at the start of the walk but it did not last for long and most of the walk was done in the dry. Windy on the tops.

A walk to mark the 101st anniversary of the birth of Alfred Wainwright (AW).

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Fleetwith Pike from Gatesgarth Farm. It is 10:45 and my car is the only one in the car park and it is chucking it down with rain

Sheep sheltering by the wall and the top of Haystacks is in cloud

The head of Buttermere as I start the climb to Scarth Gap

Looking down into Warnscale Bottom

The way ahead to Scarth Gap Pass

The Grasmoor fells and High Snockrigg from the Scarth Gap path

Haystacks from the path to Scarth Gap

A touch of snow on the top of the Grasmoor fells

Scarth Gap

Haystacks from Scarth Gap

Buttermere and part of Crummock Water as I head for Haystacks summit

Kirk Fell from Haystacks summit

Looking over Haystacks summit tarn to Gamlin End (High Crag)

Innominate Tarn with Grey Knotts and Brandreth behind from Haystacks summit

Innominate Tarn with Brandreth out of the cloud but the top of Green Gable in cloud

Innominate Tarn and Pillar

Looking back to the path between Innominate Tarn and Blackbeck Tarn

Buttermere and Crummock Water

Dubs Bottom with Grey Knotts behind

Haystacks from the old mine track down to Warnscale Bottom

Warnscale Bottom with Buttermere and Crummock Water beyond

A section of the old mine track down to Warnscale Bottom

Lookiing back at Warnscale Beck descending into Warnscale Bottom

Previous Walk: Wether Hill and High Raise from Burnbanks (Sat 12 Jan 2008)

Next Walk: Gowbarrow Fell and Little Mell Fell (Sat 19 Jan 2008)

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