Fleetwith Pike and Haystacks

Sun 2 Jun 2002

Route: Gatesgarth - Fleetwith Edge - Fleetwith Pike - Honister Crag (Black Star) - Drum House - Dubs Quarry - Blackbeck Tarn - Innominate Tarn - Haystacks - Scarth Gap - Peggy's Bridge - Gatesgarth

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 2,300ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne and Roger & Ann Hiley


Rain showers, windy on the tops

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Wainwright memorial, St James Church, Buttermere

The memorial and Haystacks through the window

Buttermere and Gatesgarth Farm from near the bottom of the ridge

South to northwest panorama from the climb up Fleetwith Pike's NW ridge

Looking down on Buttermere from high up on Fleetwith Edge

Ascending the top part of Fleetwith Edge

Fleetwith Pike summit and the High Stile ridge

Looking down one of the gullies to Gatesgarthdale Beck and the Honister Pass road

Heading to Honister Crag from Fleetwith Pike

Old mine workings, Honister Crag

The Drum House and Grey Knotts from Honister Crag

Heading towards Dubs Quarry from the Drum House with Haystacks ahead

Haystacks with Pillar behind from Dubs Hut (Bothy)

The route ahead to Haystacks

Green Gable, Great Gable and Innominate Tarn

Ennerdale and High Crag from the south end of Haystack's summit ridge

Pillar from Haystacks summit cairn

The path from Scarth Gap back down to Buttermere

Looking across the bluebells to Haystacks

Fleetwith Pike's northwest ridge

A panorama of the round: Fleetwith Pike, Green Crag, Haystacks

Previous Walk: Blencathra (Sat 1 Jun 2002)

Next Walk: Humphrey Head (Tue 4 Jun 2002)

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