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.

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