Tuesday 12th July 2011
Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere -
Fleetwith Pike -
- Scarth Gap - Scarth Gap Pass -
Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere
Distance: 4.6 miles
Total Ascent: 717 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours 35 minutes
Start Time: 07:25
Weather: Warm and still but generally
It was amazingly still in Buttermere this
morning with hardly a ripple on the lake. This made the climb of
Fleetwith Edge a warm one with no cooling breeze at all. It was nice to
get up this way again after a seemingly long absence and rather oddly I
never saw a soul during the whole walk.
Haystacks across Buttermere.
The Buttermere Pines reflected.
The High Stile range.
Perfect reflections today.
The white cross on the climb to Fleetwith Pike.
The road to Honister Pass.
Looking back over early Buttermere to Mellbreak.
The High Stile ridge - High Crag, High Stile and Red Pike.
The first glimpse of Great Gable and Kirk Fell over Warnscale.
Ling in bloom.
A 180 degree view from Fleetwith Pike.
Looking down Fleetwith Edge.
Casper and Dougal on Fleetwith Pike summit...it reminded me of this
photo which we have on our wall at home, Angus and Casper up here in
Nice new cairn on Fleetwith Pike, overlooking Buttermere and Crummock
A great view over to Green Gable and Great Gable, Scafell through the
gap of Beck Head and Kirk Fell.
A south and west panoramic view.
Pillar and Haystacks from Dubs Quarry.
High Crag from Warnscale Beck.
Buttermere from Green Crag.
The Gables across Blackbeck Tarn.
The crossing of Black Beck.
Pillar reflected on Innominate Tarn.
Kirk Fell from the pool higher up.
...and the full view.
The cairn on the eastern side of Haystacks.
Two valleys - Ennerdale and Buttermere - from the summit
Haystacks summit tarn.
The view from the south cairn, the main cairn up to the
right in this photo.
Dougal and Casper on Haystacks.
Seat and High Crag at the top of the descent.
High Crag from Scarth Gap Pass.
Looking across to Fleetwith Pike.
The descent into Buttermere.
Light and shade across Gatesgarth.
Haystacks from Peggy's Bridge.
The route just walked.
High Stile looming large.
Remember the purple house at Rigg Beck? The
...looks fantastic, much better than the old wooden thing
that was there previously and what a view to have from the other side.
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Blencathra via Sharp
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