Haystacks

Start point: Gatesgarth (NY 195 150)

Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere – Fleetwith Pike Haystacks – 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 overcast. 15ºC

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.

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