High Stile

Start point: Gatesgarth (NY 195 150)

Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere – Fleetwith Pike Haystacks SeatHigh Crag (Buttermere) – Grey Crag on High StileHigh StileRed Pike (Buttermere) – Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere

Distance: 8.2 miles     Total Ascent: 1260 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes

Weather: Warm, long sunny spells. 14ºC.

It was very still this morning and all the Lakes looked immaculate as I passed through on my way to Buttermere. Buttermere itself was absolutely stunning with the most perfect reflections imaginable so I couldn’t resist to stop and take a few photos. The weather for the walk was reasonably clear for most of it with the clouds coming in at the end making it feel a lot colder. It was great to see many families out on Haystacks, I have never seen it so busy as today.

High Stile

Start point: Gatesgarth (NY 195 150)

Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere – Fleetwith Pike –  Haystacks Seat (475) High Crag (Buttermere) –Grey Crag on High Stile (476) High StileRed Pike (Buttermere)Dodd (Buttermere) (477) – Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere

Distance: 11 miles     Total Ascent: 1400 metres     Time Taken: 5 hours

Weather: Sunny and warm. 24oC.

It was an absolutely beautiful day today, perfect walking weather. The sun was shining, the skies were blue and there was just enough breeze on the tops to keep cool. This is a lovely round of Buttermere and even better on a day like today due to the great, summery views. If I’d had enough time, it would have been nice to have a little snooze by Innominate Tarn in the warm sunshine…but never mind, perhaps next time.