Start point: Gatesgarth (NY 195 150)

Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere – Warnscale Bottom – Haystacks – Scarth Gap – Scarth Gap Pass – Warnscale -Gatesgarth Farm, Buttermere

Distance: 4.74 miles     Total Ascent: 575 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours 15 minutes     Start Time: 10:15

Weather: Cold and mainly clear. 2°C

What a gorgeous morning it was today – the sunrise was perfect and I timed it just right to get some fantastic reflection shots on Derwent Water. After clicking away for a good while at different locations I went over to Buttermere for a climb to Haystacks. It was amazingly quiet, there wasn’t a soul around and I only passed one person on the descent – another great winter walk.


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