Our first walk down in Dorset had to be good and take us to several interesting features along the way. This one took us to Ballard Down via Old Harry Rocks and visited the Norman Church in Studland!
Date: 13th January 2015 Distance: 9.89km (6.14 Miles) Parking: National Trust Car Park - Honister Pass  
Start Location: Honister Pass Ascent (m/ft): 663m (2175ft) Weather:

Cloudy, Some light hail

Time Started: 10:45 Highest Point: Brandreth (715m/2346ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3 Hours 22 Minutes        
Route: Honister Pass - Honister Quarries (Disused) - Black Star (633m/277ft) - Fleetwith Pike (648m/2126ft) - Hopper Quarry - Drum House - Brandreth (715m/2346ft) - Grey Knotts (697m/2287ft) - Drum House - Honister Pass

The amazing Honister Crag and the quarry tracks leading up towards Drum House.

Grey Knotts from the point where I headed off the track and made my way towards Black Star.

Thats Glaramara on the other side of Grey Knotts.


One of the many quarry workings along Honister Crag.


Grey Knotts and Brandreth backed by Great Gable.

Kirk Fell.

Pillar from an unnamed tarn on the way to Black Star.

Another Quarry on Honister Crag.
The top of the Via Ferrata.
The summit of Black Star with Pillar and High Stile behind.
Robinson and Hindscarth.
Fleetwith Pike summit cairn with a fantastic view towards Great Gable and Kirk Fell.
The two cairns on Fleetwith Pike. Thats High Crag and High Stile behind.
A view down to Buttermere.
Pillar and Haystacks.
Green Gable and Great Gable.
Drum House.
Dubs Bottom with Haystacks and High Crag on the left, and where I have just come from; Fleetwith Pike, on the right.
The sun breaking through the cloud to light up Red Pike, Scoat Fell and the Ennerdale Valley.
Sunshine on Haystacks. The tarn you can see is Innominate Tarn.
Ennerdale and Buttermere, two lovely valley's devided by the mighty High Stile.
The summit of Brandreth.
Sunshine on the way to Grey Knotts.
And now at the summit, looking towards Glaramara.
Dubs Bottom from Grey Knotts.
The summit.
Unnamed Tarn just by the summit of Grey Knotts.
Sunshine on Fleetwith Pike on the descent. Lots of the snow has melted but still a dusting.