Today we walked a long planned route up Haystacks with some friends - 8 of us in total! And all but two of us had been on a walk like this before so it was going to be an exciting day.

 

Date: 20th April 2014 Ascent (m/ft): 879m (2884ft)
  Start Location: Gatesgarth Highest Point: Haystacks (598m/1962ft)
  Time Started: 09:10 Parking: Gatesgarth Car Park
  Duration: 5 Hours 39 Minutes Weather: Sunny - Hazy
  Distance:

8.96km (5.56 Miles)

Difficulty: Moderate
Gatesgarth - Peggy's Bridge - Scarth Gap - Haystacks (598m/1962ft) - Innominate Tarn - Blackbeck Tarn - Warnscale Bottom - Gatesgarth
 

A photo of Haystacks from just past Gatesgarth Farm.

Buttermere is looking rather calm this morning.

Warnscale gets some sunshine. Thats Fleetwith Pike on the left.


A large bulk of the North Western Fells - the highest being Grasmoor which is on the left.

High Crag - that looks like a very steep path up!


Crummock Water and Buttermere seen from just below the summit of Haystacks.

Robinson, Hindscarth and on the right is Fleetwith Pike.

Pillar and the lovely valley of Ennerdale.

Low Fell and Fellbarrow beyond Crummock Water.

A small tarn just by the summit of Haystacks.

Haystacks summit view.

Ennerdale Water with Crag Fell on the left and the Cumbrian Coast beyond.

Great Gable at the head of Ennerdale. Kirk Fell to the right and Green Gable to the left.

Pillar Rock.

Tranquill Innominate Tarn - Perfect place for some lunch.


Dramatic views down to Warnscale Bottom.

A full length view down Warnscale Bottom to Buttermere, Crummock Water, Mellbreak and the North Western Fells.


A fine view down Black Beck.

Backbeck Tarn.


And lastly a view looking down Warnscale Beck to Haystacks and High Crag.