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Haystacks, The Lakes - 8th October 2013

4.5 -mile walk with 1,950 feet of ascent taking 4 hours


  Garmin Data  
  Distance 4.63 miles  
  Time 4 hrs 13 minutes  
  Elevation Gain 1,952 feet  
  Elevation Loss 1,135 feet  
  Minimum Elevation 335 feet  
  Maximum Elevation 1,982 feet  




We took two cars over to Buttermere, leaving one at the Honister Slate Quarry ready for our return, and the other we parked at Gatesgarth. We set off in light rain across the head of Buttermere Lake, before turning left for the climb up to Scarth Gap. From here the climb to the top of Haystacks began, getting steeper all the time and with some scrambling involved. After lunch at the top we headed down towards Honister.



Looking back to Gatesgarth

Looking over Buttermere

Fleetwith Edge

Looking across to Haystacks

Leaving Scarth Gap Pass for the climb of Haystacks

Dark and broody skies over Buttermere








Innominate Tarn



Blackbeck Tarn

Great Gable